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Wings of Hope

Changing and saving lives through the power of aviation

four stars

96.46

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

Board Leadership
Donald T. Kukla
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Bret Heinrich
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.46 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Wings of Hope changes and saves lives through the power of aviation. In the U.S., the nonprofit provides medical air transport services - free of charge - to individuals who need access to specialized medical care. The organization also works in nine countries outside of the U.S., working with in-country partners to fly people in remote areas to emergency medical care and fly doctors into communities with no local health care. Wings of Hope has been twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. In 2018, Wings of Hope directly served more than 67,000 people worldwide. Visit wingsofhope.ngo or call 636-537-1302.

Wings of Hope changes and saves lives through the power of aviation. In the U.S., the nonprofit provides medical air transport services - free of charge - to individuals who need access to specialized medical care. The organization also works in nine countries outside of the U.S., working with in-country partners to fly people in remote areas to emergency medical care and fly doctors into communities with no local health care. Wings of Hope has been twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. In 2018, Wings of Hope directly served more than 67,000 people worldwide. Visit wingsofhope.ngo or call 636-537-1302.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2019
Number of clients served
218
Number of volunteers
231
Hours of volunteer service
38,199
Number of new donors
564
Number of individuals to whom medicines were distributed
43,022
Number of children who have access to healthcare
36,676
This impact information is current as of August 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

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
88.5%
  Administrative Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.67
  Program Expenses Growth 13.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 34.4%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wings of Hope (MO) 96.46 four stars
Global Hope Network International (FL) 91.65 four stars
CURE International (MI) 92.22 four stars
Pilgrim Africa (WA) 86.44 three stars
Heart for Lebanon Foundation (NC) 94.07 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,932,399
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,932,399
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,932,399
   Other Revenue $1,431,837
TOTAL REVENUE $3,364,236
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,445,637
   Administrative Expenses $288,568
   Fundraising Expenses $122,560
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,856,765
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-492,529
   
Net Assets $11,781,518

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
Patient Flights Accommodation $3,445,637 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/01/2019 96.46 four stars
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$152,500 3.95% Bret Heinrich President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wings of Hope (MO) 96.46 four stars
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Touch Foundation (NY) 93.91 four stars
HOPE worldwide (CA) 92.04 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

Donald T. Kukla
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Bret Heinrich
President, CEO

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