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Human Services : Social Services

Focus: HOPE

Intelligent and Practical Action to Overcome Racism, Poverty and Injustice

three stars

81.62

1400 Oakman Boulevard Detroit, MI 48238
tel: (313) 494-5500   Web Site
EIN: 38-1948285

Board Leadership
D. Scott Sandefur
Chair

CEO
Portia Roberson
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.62 three stars
  Financial 75.27 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Focus: HOPE is a nationally renowned civil and human rights organization, and a trusted member of the community for five decades.

Founded in 1968 by Father William Cunningham and Eleanor Josaitis, Focus: HOPE provides an intergenerational, holistic mix of services to disrupt the effects of racism, poverty and other forms of social injustice in southeast Michigan.

Our core programs include Early Learning, Youth Development, Workforce Development, and Food Justice - all supported by robust Advocacy, Equity & Community Empowerment initiatives.

"Recognizing the dignity and beauty of every person, we pledge intelligent and practical action to overcome racism, poverty, and injustice. And to build a metropolitan community where all people may live in freedom, harmony, trust and affection."

Focus: HOPE is a nationally renowned civil and human rights organization, and a trusted member of the community for five decades.

Founded in 1968 by Father William Cunningham and Eleanor Josaitis, Focus: HOPE provides an intergenerational, holistic mix of services to disrupt the effects of racism, poverty and other forms of social injustice in southeast Michigan.

Our core programs include Early Learning, Youth Development, Workforce Development, and Food Justice - all supported by robust Advocacy, Equity & Community Empowerment initiatives.

"Recognizing the dignity and beauty of every person, we pledge intelligent and practical action to overcome racism, poverty, and injustice. And to build a metropolitan community where all people may live in freedom, harmony, trust and affection."

Financial

two stars

75.27

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 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)
86.5%
  Administrative Expenses 11.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.22
  Program Expenses Growth 0.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 51.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Focus: HOPE on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Focus: HOPE on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Focus: HOPE (MI) 81.62 three stars
New American Pathways (GA) 86.39 three stars
Hispanic Federation (NY) 98.23 four stars
Washington Women in Need (WA) 90.16 four stars
Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IL) 91.45 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,223,681
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $23,822,610
Total Contributions $25,046,291
   Program Service Revenue $701,166
Total Primary Revenue $25,747,457
   Other Revenue $1,614,991
TOTAL REVENUE $27,362,448
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $25,010,215
   Administrative Expenses $2,356,860
   Fundraising Expenses $542,012
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $27,909,087
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-546,639
   
Net Assets $5,799,764

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
Hope Food Program $14,765,054 59.0%
Workforce Development , Education, and Job Training Programs $3,818,759 15.3%
Early Learning Programs $4,666,544 18.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 04/01/2021 81.62 three stars
2019-09 03/01/2021 80.56 three stars
2018-09 07/01/2020 79.38 two stars
2018-09 03/01/2020 78.21 two stars
2017-09 11/01/2019 80.68 three stars
2017-09 02/01/2019 79.38 two stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 83.21 three stars
2015-09 02/01/2017 82.09 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 83.84 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/01/2015 81.59 three stars
2013-09 10/01/2014 84.34 three stars
2012-09 11/01/2013 82.83 three stars
2011-09 09/01/2012 87.25 three stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 87.71 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 11/01/2010 82.54 three stars
2008-09 12/01/2009 80.62 three stars
2007-09 07/01/2009 71.99 two stars
2006-09 10/01/2007 69.49 one star
2005-09 12/15/2006 69.22 one star
2004-09 01/01/2006 69.31 one star

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

EIN 38-1948285
Name in IRS Master File FOCUS HOPE
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
(561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
(59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 November, 1971
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Focus: HOPE (MI) 81.62 three stars
Latin American Association (GA) 91.58 four stars
Southern Partners Fund (GA) 86.36 three stars
Texas Muslim Women's Foundation (TX) 91.23 four stars
Conexión Américas (TN) 91.45 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Focus: HOPE
1400 Oakman Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48238
tel: (313) 494-5500
fax: (313) 494-4574
EIN: 38-1948285

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Board Leadership

D. Scott Sandefur
Chair

CEO

Portia Roberson
Chief Executive Officer

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