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HOPE International

Alleviating physical and spiritual poverty through microenterprise development

four stars

91.10

227 Granite Run Drive Suite 250
Lancaster, PA 17601
tel: (717) 464-3220   Web Site
EIN: 23-2836648

Board Leadership
Jeff Rutt
Board Chair

CEO
Peter Greer
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.10 four stars
  Financial 87.42 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1997, HOPE International (HOPE) is a Christian faith-based non-profit organization focused on alleviating physical and spiritual poverty through microenterprise development. HOPE believes that microfinance can be a powerful force in changing the world for the better and that loving people as Christ loved others means caring for both physical and spiritual needs. HOPE practices a holistic approach to poverty alleviation. Microcredit and basic business training enable individuals to build businesses and break free from physical poverty. Clients find that their increased income enables them to provide more nutritious and regular meals as well as improved housing and education for their children.

Founded in 1997, HOPE International (HOPE) is a Christian faith-based non-profit organization focused on alleviating physical and spiritual poverty through microenterprise development. HOPE believes that microfinance can be a powerful force in changing the world for the better and that loving people as Christ loved others means caring for both physical and spiritual needs. HOPE practices a holistic approach to poverty alleviation. Microcredit and basic business training enable individuals to build businesses and break free from physical poverty. Clients find that their increased income enables them to provide more nutritious and regular meals as well as improved housing and education for their children.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of clients served
924,988
Total dollar amount of client savings
35,780,300
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

87.42

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
79.7%
  Administrative Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.66
  Program Expenses Growth 5.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by HOPE International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by HOPE International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
HOPE International (PA) 91.10 four stars
Development Associates International (CO) 85.85 three stars
Project MedSend (CT) 88.04 three stars
New Mission Systems International (FL) 92.27 four stars
Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land (DC) 93.73 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $15,411,883
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,781,377
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $18,193,260
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $18,193,260
   Other Revenue $-14,283
TOTAL REVENUE $18,178,977
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $14,185,000
   Administrative Expenses $1,605,001
   Fundraising Expenses $2,223,790
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $18,013,791
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $165,186
   
Net Assets $15,108,198

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
Savings Group Programs $6,752,012 47.6%
Microfinance Institutions $5,959,827 42.0%
Other Program Services $1,473,161 10.4%

Ratings History
HOPE International has received 13 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 04/01/2020 91.10 four stars
2018-12 02/01/2020 91.10 four stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 91.41 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 91.64 four stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 92.05 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.79 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 93.21 four stars
2014-12 12/01/2015 92.65 four stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 92.73 four stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 91.38 four stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 93.49 four stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 93.15 four stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 91.70 four stars
2009-04 09/20/2011 94.55 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-04 06/01/2010 93.42 four stars
2008-04 04/01/2009 93.73 four stars
2007-04 02/01/2008 93.64 four stars
2006-04 12/01/2006 90.67 four stars
2005-04 03/01/2006 84.22 three stars
2004-04 02/01/2005 79.61 two 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 23-2836648
Name in IRS Master File HOPE INTERNATIONAL
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 (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(380) Low-income housing
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 May, 1997
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$143,494 0.79% Peter Greer President, CEO

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HOPE International (PA) 91.10 four stars
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Youth for Christ International (CO) 92.92 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

HOPE International
227 Granite Run Drive
Suite 250
Lancaster, PA 17601
tel: (717) 464-3220
fax: (717) 735-2034
EIN: 23-2836648

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Board Leadership

Jeff Rutt
Board Chair

CEO

Peter Greer
President & CEO

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