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Health : Patient and Family Support

Help Hope Live

Hope Starts Here

four stars

97.16

2 Radnor Corporate Center, Suite 100 100 Matsonford Road
Radnor, PA 19087
tel: (800) 642-8399   Web Site
EIN: 52-1322317

Board Leadership
James F. Madden
Chair

CEO
Kelly L. Green
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.16 four stars
  Financial 95.99 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

As a national nonprofit, our mission is to support community-based fundraising for people with unmet medical and related expenses due to cell and organ transplants or catastrophic injuries and illnesses.

At Help Hope Live, we HELP relieve the financial burden of a medical crisis, provide HOPE at a time of overwhelming need and support patients and their families to LIVE life as fully as possible.

Since 1983, campaigns organized by Help Hope Live have raised more than $125 million to help patients and families bridge the gap between what their health insurance will pay and what is actually needed to heal, live and thrive...

- resulting in more than 3,000 transplants
- restoring independence and quality of life for more than 1,100 individuals affected by a catastrophic injury or illness.
- providing more than $105 million to pay patient expenses

As a national nonprofit, our mission is to support community-based fundraising for people with unmet medical and related expenses due to cell and organ transplants or catastrophic injuries and illnesses.

At Help Hope Live, we HELP relieve the financial burden of a medical crisis, provide HOPE at a time of overwhelming need and support patients and their families to LIVE life as fully as possible.

Since 1983, campaigns organized by Help Hope Live have raised more than $125 million to help patients and families bridge the gap between what their health insurance will pay and what is actually needed to heal, live and thrive...

- resulting in more than 3,000 transplants
- restoring independence and quality of life for more than 1,100 individuals affected by a catastrophic injury or illness.
- providing more than $105 million to pay patient expenses

Financial

four stars

95.99

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
88.4%
  Administrative Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.90
  Program Expenses Growth 6.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Help Hope Live on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Help Hope Live on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Help Hope Live (PA) 97.16 four stars
Angel Foundation (MN) 91.12 four stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana (IN) 85.09 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore (MD) 87.39 three stars
Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities (GA) 94.11 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,253,749
   Federated Campaigns $37,106
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $11,000
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,301,855
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $8,301,855
   Other Revenue $794,861
TOTAL REVENUE $9,096,716
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,852,770
   Administrative Expenses $566,310
   Fundraising Expenses $678,755
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,097,835
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,001,119
   
Net Assets $21,152,744

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
Assisted with Uninsured Medically Related Expenses $8,884,682 90.2%
Fundraising Guidance $774,857 7.9%
Public Education $193,231 2.0%

Ratings History
Help Hope Live has received 15 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 09/01/2018 97.16 four stars
2016-09 12/01/2017 100.00 four stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 98.11 four stars
2015-09 10/01/2016 96.59 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 95.08 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 10/01/2015 93.78 four stars
2013-09 10/01/2014 94.88 four stars
2012-09 07/01/2013 98.80 four stars
2011-09 05/01/2012 99.23 four stars
2010-09 10/01/2011 97.62 four stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 96.31 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 08/01/2010 98.26 four stars
2008-09 07/01/2009 99.20 four stars
2007-09 05/01/2008 91.80 four stars
2006-09 05/01/2007 91.69 four stars
2005-09 07/01/2006 94.39 four stars
2004-09 07/01/2005 95.45 four stars
2003-09 06/01/2004 97.71 four stars
2002-09 09/01/2003 89.88 three stars
2001-09 04/15/2003 96.22 four 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 52-1322317
Name in IRS Master File HELPHOPELIVE INC
NTEE Code E99
NTEE Classification Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C.
NTEE Type Health - General and Rehabilitative
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (179) Other health services
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 September, 1996
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, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$154,495 1.39% David Bakelman Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Help Hope Live (PA) 97.16 four stars
Ronald McDonald House Houston (TX) 87.80 three stars
Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House (PA) 95.67 four stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh (PA) 86.27 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida (FL) 91.69 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Help Hope Live
2 Radnor Corporate Center, Suite 100
100 Matsonford Road
Radnor, PA 19087
tel: (800) 642-8399
fax: (610) 535-6106
EIN: 52-1322317

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Board Leadership

James F. Madden
Chair

CEO

Kelly L. Green
Executive Director

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