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Health : Patient and Family Support

Help Hope Live

Hope Starts Here

92.92

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

Board Leadership
James Madden
Chairman

CEO
Kelly L. Green
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.92
  Financial 90.00
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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 $135 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 3,900 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 $135 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 3,900 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

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Financial Assistance for Medical Conditions
Program Name: Financial Assistance for Medical Conditions

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

Program Activities
Help Hope Live provides financial assistance to patients with life-threatening, chronic or rare diseases.
Impact Statement
$3,900 provides $3,900 in financial assistance to a patient in need.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores of financial assistance to patients programs are based on income generated relative to cost. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if they increase income for a recipient by more than $1.50 for every $1 spent and a score of 75 if income increases by more than $0.85 for every $1 spent. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Help Hope Live.
Data Source
Output data collected during the program. Help Hope Live publicly reports data on the dollar value of all financial assistance provided to patients, which we use to calculate the additional income received.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We estimate the dollar amount of financial assistance attributable to the nonprofit by comparing the financial assistance given by the nonprofit to the financial assistance that would have been provided in the absence of the nonprofit (the “counterfactual”). In this case, we estimate the counterfactual to be zero based on two assumptions. First, we assume there is functionally no upper limit to the amount of cash transfers that continue to be valuable to patients as they are far from reaching the point of diminishing marginal returns, such that aid provided by one nonprofit does not displace aid provided by another. Second, we assume that nonprofits work independently and do not coordinate the provision of aid to the same patient. As a result, all aid provided by the nonprofit to patients with medical conditions can be directly attributable to the nonprofit.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of September 2020, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

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)
86.4%
  Administrative Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.28
  Program Expenses Growth -9.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.4%
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.

Highly Rated

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,405,035
   Federated Campaigns $11,392
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $119,623
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,536,050
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,536,050
   Other Revenue $1,441,412
TOTAL REVENUE $7,977,462
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,123,231
   Administrative Expenses $452,496
   Fundraising Expenses $793,250
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,368,977
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $608,485
   
Net Assets $20,261,773

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 $5,381,902 87.9%
Fundraising Guidance, Resources, and Support $606,959 9.9%
Public Education $134,370 2.2%

Ratings History
Help Hope Live has received 17 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 04/01/2021 92.92
2018-09 10/01/2019 92.92
2017-09 09/01/2018 97.16
2016-09 12/01/2017 100.00
2015-09 11/01/2016 98.11
2015-09 10/01/2016 96.59
2014-09 06/01/2016 95.08
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 10/01/2015 93.78
2013-09 10/01/2014 94.88
2012-09 07/01/2013 98.80
2011-09 05/01/2012 99.23
2010-09 10/01/2011 97.62
2010-09 09/20/2011 96.31
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 08/01/2010 98.26
2008-09 07/01/2009 99.20
2007-09 05/01/2008 91.80
2006-09 05/01/2007 91.69
2005-09 07/01/2006 94.39
2004-09 07/01/2005 95.45
2003-09 06/01/2004 97.71

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
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$130,838 1.77% Kelly L. Green Executive Director

Highly Rated

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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 Madden
Chairman

CEO

Kelly L. Green
Executive Director

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