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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Hope Children's Home

Rescuing the next generation

98.23

11415 Hope International Drive Tampa, FL 33625
tel: (813) 961-1214   Web Site
EIN: 62-0879012

Board Leadership
Tom Odom
Chairman

CEO
Mike Higgins
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.23
  Financial 97.50
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1968, Hope Children's Home has rescued nearly 5,000 children 2-18. Most of these children have been discarded, abused, unwanted, or orphaned. Some of them have faced life situations that left them a little off track. Our purpose at Hope Children's home is to share Christ with the children and mold them into Biblically educated members of our future society. For over 50 years, Hope Children's Home has taken children in and tried to make a difference in their very impressionable lives. We feel that God has called us to help rebuild the broken lives of these children and to build the bridge, when possible, between home, parent, and child.

Founded in 1968, Hope Children's Home has rescued nearly 5,000 children 2-18. Most of these children have been discarded, abused, unwanted, or orphaned. Some of them have faced life situations that left them a little off track. Our purpose at Hope Children's home is to share Christ with the children and mold them into Biblically educated members of our future society. For over 50 years, Hope Children's Home has taken children in and tried to make a difference in their very impressionable lives. We feel that God has called us to help rebuild the broken lives of these children and to build the bridge, when possible, between home, parent, and child.

Financial

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 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)
88.8%
  Administrative Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.63
  Program Expenses Growth 10.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Hope Children's Home on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Hope Children's Home on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hope Children's Home (FL) 98.23
Cookson Hills Christian School (OK) 93.74
High Plains Children's Home and Family Services, Inc. (TX) 92.69
Avenues for Justice (NY) 93.03
St. Anne's Family Services (CA) 92.74

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,711,466
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $401,814
   Related Organizations $54,881
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,168,161
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,168,161
   Other Revenue $36,807
TOTAL REVENUE $6,204,968
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,969,136
   Administrative Expenses $284,933
   Fundraising Expenses $92,852
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,346,921
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,858,047
   
Net Assets $10,271,193

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
Child Rescue $3,969,136 100.0%

Ratings History
Hope Children's Home has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/23/2020 98.23
2017-12 05/01/2019 94.58
2017-12 04/01/2019 93.88
2016-12 02/01/2018 94.68
2015-12 02/01/2017 89.42
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.38
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 96.77
2013-12 03/01/2016 75.54
2013-12 02/01/2016 74.19
2013-12 01/14/2016 68.91
2013-12 12/16/2015 --Donor Advisory

Prior to 9/1/2016, Charity Navigator issued Advisories under the name CN Watchlist and Donor Advisory. For more information on the CN Advisory system click here. This charity was issued a DA.

This donor advisory was published on Wednesday, December 16, 2015

In accordance with our policy for removing Donor Advisories, Charity Navigator removed the Donor Advisory for the Hope Children’s Home on January 14, 2016 because the issues that prompted the Donor Advisory have been resolved. Specifically:

  • Schedule O of 2012 990 explains that in October 2011 the board became aware of monies embezzled. Board identified that their controls were not sufficient to prevent their assets from fraud. To reduce the risk of fraud currently the organization has placed numerous safeguards in their accounting procedures. Their Executive Director has released this video explaining the situation and corrective steps the organization has taken. The auditor's letter referenced in his interview was also provided and is available here.

Charity Navigator had published a Donor Advisory on Hope Children’s Home because we became aware of the following information in connection with this charity:

2013-12 07/01/2015 67.38
2012-12 10/01/2013 75.04
2011-12 08/01/2013 72.54
2011-12 07/01/2013 70.66
2011-12 06/01/2013 68.75
2010-12 10/01/2012 80.05
2010-12 03/01/2012 75.18
2009-12 09/20/2011 76.99
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 85.24

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

EIN 62-0879012
Name in IRS Master File HOPE INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES INC
NTEE Code P73
NTEE Classification Group Home (Long Term)
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (29) Other religious activities
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 March, 1973
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$53,888 1.23% D. Mike Higgins Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hope Children's Home (FL) 98.23
Boys Hope Girls Hope (MO) 88.46
High Plains Children's Home and Family Services, Inc. (TX) 92.69
Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches (FL) 85.22
Covenant House Texas (TX) 95.05

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Charity Contact Info

Hope Children's Home
11415 Hope International Drive
Tampa, FL 33625
tel: (813) 961-1214
fax: (813) 968-7686
EIN: 62-0879012

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Board Leadership

Tom Odom
Chairman

CEO

Mike Higgins
Executive Director

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