Health : Patient and Family Support

Help Hope Live

Hope Starts Here

four stars

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 four stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
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

four stars

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

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.
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

Charts

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

Mission

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

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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