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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Project Hope Alliance

Ending the cycle of homelessness one child at a time

two stars

78.62

1954 Placentia Avenue Suite 202
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
tel: (949) 722-7863   Web Site
EIN: 75-3099628

Board Leadership
Lynn Hemans
President

CEO
Jennifer Friend
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.62 two stars
  Financial 73.75 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Project Hope Alliance (PHA) is to end the cycle of homelessness, one child at a time. Currently, Orange County spends $299 million dollars annually on homeless services. PHA uses a proactive and upstream approach, targeting children and youth to ensure that they have the resources they need to survive today and thrive tomorrow. This is rooted in the statistics that youth without a high school diploma are 346% more likely to experience homelessness in adulthood and youth experiencing homelessness are 16% less likely to graduate than their housed peers. In everything we do, our goal is to honor the dignity and potential of each child. We start with the conviction that all things are possible for children experiencing homelessness. Our interventions break this progression by addressing the root causes of the inequity. We provide children and youth intensive support throughout their education that meets their individual academic and psychosocial needs.

The mission of Project Hope Alliance (PHA) is to end the cycle of homelessness, one child at a time. Currently, Orange County spends $299 million dollars annually on homeless services. PHA uses a proactive and upstream approach, targeting children and youth to ensure that they have the resources they need to survive today and thrive tomorrow. This is rooted in the statistics that youth without a high school diploma are 346% more likely to experience homelessness in adulthood and youth experiencing homelessness are 16% less likely to graduate than their housed peers. In everything we do, our goal is to honor the dignity and potential of each child. We start with the conviction that all things are possible for children experiencing homelessness. Our interventions break this progression by addressing the root causes of the inequity. We provide children and youth intensive support throughout their education that meets their individual academic and psychosocial needs.

Financial

two stars

73.75

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 10/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
71.9%
  Administrative Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.07
  Program Expenses Growth 10.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 72.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Project Hope Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Project Hope Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Project Hope Alliance (CA) 78.62 two stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,474,165
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $545,360
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,019,525
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,019,525
   Other Revenue $3,087
TOTAL REVENUE $2,022,612
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,776,336
   Administrative Expenses $271,221
   Fundraising Expenses $396,218
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,443,775
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-421,163
   
Net Assets $162,631

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Family Stability $827,276 46.6%
Bright Start $497,953 28.0%
Promoter Pathway $451,107 25.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 10/01/2020 78.62 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 75-3099628
Name in IRS Master File PROJECT HOPE ALLIANCE
NTEE Code B11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date March, 2003
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$176,089 7.20% Jennifer Friend Chief Executive Officer

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Project Hope Alliance (CA) 78.62 two stars
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Charity Contact Info

Project Hope Alliance
1954 Placentia Avenue
Suite 202
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
tel: (949) 722-7863
fax: (949) 722-7836
EIN: 75-3099628

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Board Leadership

Lynn Hemans
President

CEO

Jennifer Friend
Chief Executive Officer

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