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International : Development and Relief Services

Common Hope

Educating children, empowering families

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four stars

94.76

1400 Energy Park Drive, Suite 23 St. Paul, MN 55108
tel: (651) 917-0917   Web Site
EIN: 41-1560297

Board Leadership
Kathy Longo
Chair

CEO
Shari Blindt
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.76 four stars
  Financial 92.59 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Common Hope promotes hope and opportunity in Guatemala, partnering with children, families, and communities who want to participate in a process of development to improve their lives through education, health care, and housing. The organization was established in 1986 by the Huebsch family, who made the difficult decision to leave friends, family, and a peaceful lifestyle to see what they could offer the people of Guatemala. Since then, Common Hope has grown into a dynamic organization serving more than 11,000 Guatemalan children and adults living in rural and urban poverty. With Common Hope, more than 1,500 young adults have graduated from high school with the skills for professional careers, in a country where the average adult drops out before sixth grade and survives on several dollars a day.

Common Hope promotes hope and opportunity in Guatemala, partnering with children, families, and communities who want to participate in a process of development to improve their lives through education, health care, and housing. The organization was established in 1986 by the Huebsch family, who made the difficult decision to leave friends, family, and a peaceful lifestyle to see what they could offer the people of Guatemala. Since then, Common Hope has grown into a dynamic organization serving more than 11,000 Guatemalan children and adults living in rural and urban poverty. With Common Hope, more than 1,500 young adults have graduated from high school with the skills for professional careers, in a country where the average adult drops out before sixth grade and survives on several dollars a day.

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Financial

four stars

92.59

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 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)
83.0%
  Administrative Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.38
  Program Expenses Growth 4.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Common Hope on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Common Hope on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Common Hope (MN) 94.76 four stars
Carolina for Kibera (NC) 88.26 three stars
World Pediatric Project (VA) 91.00 four stars
American Leprosy Missions (SC) 89.65 three stars
The Luke Commission (ID) 86.44 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,657,344
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,657,344
   Program Service Revenue $268,244
Total Primary Revenue $4,925,588
   Other Revenue $281,731
TOTAL REVENUE $5,207,319
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,049,629
   Administrative Expenses $495,631
   Fundraising Expenses $322,291
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,867,551
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $339,768
   
Net Assets $6,290,612

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
Education $2,141,837 52.9%
Family and Community Development $1,169,206 28.9%
Healthcare $585,495 14.5%
Housing $153,091 3.8%

Ratings History
Common Hope has received 9 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 02/01/2019 94.76 four stars
2016-12 07/01/2018 92.81 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 93.61 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 95.57 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 94.86 four stars
2013-12 12/22/2014 98.76 four stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 98.88 four stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 92.79 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 91.53 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 94.30 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 84.41 three stars
2008-12 02/01/2010 95.70 four stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 88.25 three stars
2006-12 03/01/2008 89.70 three stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 93.46 four stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 91.36 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 41-1560297
Name in IRS Master File COMMON HOPE INC
NTEE Code Q30
NTEE Classification International Development, Relief Services
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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 October, 1987
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$109,004 2.23% Shari Blindt Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Common Hope (MN) 94.76 four stars
INMED Partnerships for Children (VA) 100.00 four stars
Global Partners for Development (CA) 98.23 four stars
Islamic Relief USA (VA) 91.16 four stars
Action Against Hunger USA (NY) 93.98 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Common Hope
1400 Energy Park Drive, Suite 23
St. Paul, MN 55108
tel: (651) 917-0917
fax: (651) 917-7458
EIN: 41-1560297

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Board Leadership

Kathy Longo
Chair

CEO

Shari Blindt
Executive Director

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