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Wings of Hope

Where There are Wings - There is Hope

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three stars

89.02

18370 Wings of Hope Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63005
tel: (800) 448-9487   Web Site
EIN: 43-0909606

Board Leadership
Steven H. Akre
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Bret Heinrich
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.02 three stars
  Financial 85.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1962, Wings of Hope delivers humanitarian programs to the impoverished to achieve a more peaceful world. Using primarily aviation-based tools, we currently work in 13 countries around the globe helping the world's poorest citizens access the basic resources essential to human dignity. Instead of simply providing charity, we work side by side with communities around the world as they work towards self-sufficiency.

Our programs include:
- Access to health services
- Sustainable food and water systems
- Educational infrastructure and programs
- Economic opportunity
- Community development

We respond to requests all over the globe--in the USA, Asia, Africa, Central and South America--to build customized and holistic solutions helping communities ensure long-term sustainability. Wings of Hope was nominated twice for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 and 2012 in recognition of this important work.

Founded in 1962, Wings of Hope delivers humanitarian programs to the impoverished to achieve a more peaceful world. Using primarily aviation-based tools, we currently work in 13 countries around the globe helping the world's poorest citizens access the basic resources essential to human dignity. Instead of simply providing charity, we work side by side with communities around the world as they work towards self-sufficiency.

Our programs include:
- Access to health services
- Sustainable food and water systems
- Educational infrastructure and programs
- Economic opportunity
- Community development

We respond to requests all over the globe--in the USA, Asia, Africa, Central and South America--to build customized and holistic solutions helping communities ensure long-term sustainability. Wings of Hope was nominated twice for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 and 2012 in recognition of this important work.

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This impact information is current as of November 2018, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. Impact information published on this organization's rating page has no effect on its rating at this time.

Financial

three stars

85.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2018 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)
91.7%
  Administrative Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.06
  Program Expenses Growth -11.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 33.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Wings of Hope on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Wings of Hope on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wings of Hope (MO) 89.02 three stars
The PRASAD Project (NY) 87.25 three stars
The Armenian EyeCare Project (CA) 90.97 four stars
American Jewish World Service (NY) 91.75 four stars
Fistula Foundation (CA) 90.71 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,903,791
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,903,791
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,903,791
   Other Revenue $489,618
TOTAL REVENUE $4,393,409
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,395,838
   Administrative Expenses $304,652
   Fundraising Expenses $33,495
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,733,985
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,659,424
   
Net Assets $13,141,069

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
Humanitarian Services $2,395,838 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 11/01/2018 89.02 three stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 95.36 four stars
2015-12 12/21/2016 96.46 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.45 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 91.42 four stars
2013-12 02/01/2015 92.41 four stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 99.48 four stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 97.81 four stars
2011-12 10/01/2012 91.02 four stars
2010-12 10/01/2011 94.30 four stars
2010-12 09/20/2011 89.37 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2010 75.09 two stars
2008-12 02/01/2010 83.65 three stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 98.70 four stars
2006-12 09/01/2007 92.97 four stars
2005-09 07/01/2006 98.18 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 43-0909606
Name in IRS Master File WINGS OF HOPE INCORPORATED
NTEE Code Q19
NTEE Classification Nonmonetary Support N.E.C.
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related 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 January, 1969
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- Bret Heinrich President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wings of Hope (MO) 89.02 three stars
Crisis Aid International (MO) 97.05 four stars
Timmy Global Health (IN) 85.85 three stars
Russian Children's Welfare Society (NY) 89.31 three stars
Himalayan Cataract Project (VT) 92.02 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Wings of Hope
18370 Wings of Hope Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63005
tel: (800) 448-9487
EIN: 43-0909606

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Board Leadership

Steven H. Akre
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Bret Heinrich
President, CEO

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