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BOBBY TRIPODI FOUNDATION Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 10/02/2014: BOBBY TRIPODI FOUNDATION

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 11/10/2014: BOBBY TRIPODI FOUNDATION

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AKA  Cornerstone of Hope
Independence, OH
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BOBBY TRIPODI FOUNDATION Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 10/02/2014: BOBBY TRIPODI FOUNDATION

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 11/10/2014: BOBBY TRIPODI FOUNDATION

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Also Known As: Cornerstone of Hope
Physical Address: Independence, OH 44131 
EIN: 34-1945499
Web URL: www.cornerstoneofhope.org 
Video URL(s): Fr. Mark and Doug welcome Mark and Christi Tripodi to talk about their organization--Cornerstone of Hope, which is dedicated to support grieving children, teens and adults.
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NTEE Category: P Human Services
P50 Personal Social Services
F Mental Health, Crisis Intervention
F60 Counseling Support Groups
P Human Services
P30 Children's and Youth Services
Ruling Year: 2004 
How This Organization Is Funded: Events - $522,011
Individual Contributions - $550,590
Grants - $125,622


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Mission Statement

CORNERSTONE OF HOPE IS A BEREAVEMENT CENTER THAT IS DEDICATED TO PROVIDING SUPPORT, EDUCATION, AND HOPE TO GRIEVING CHILDREN, TEENS, ADULTS, AND PROFESSIONALS WHO SERVE THE BEREAVED. WE ARE NOW OFFERING GRIEF SUPPORT SERVICES AND EDUCATION TO THE COMMUNITY OUT OF T WO LOCATIONS: CLEVELAND, OHIO (OUR NORTHEAST OHIO OUTREACH OFFICE IN INDEPENDENCE, OHIO) AND COLUMBUS, OHIO (OUR CENTRAL OHIO OUTREACH OFFICE IN UPPER ARLINGTON, OHIO)

Legitimacy Information

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Annual Revenue & Expenses

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2013
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2013

Total Revenue $1,280,178
Total Expenses $1,090,041

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Leadership

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Mr. Mark Tripodi

Term:

Since Jan 2003

Profile:

Through a life-changing personal experience, my wife and I discerned God’s call to establish a non-profit bereavement center to serve Northeast and Central Ohio communities. Cornerstone of Hope was officially recognized as a 501.C.3 tax-exempt organization by the IRS in January of 2003.

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Programs

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Budget:
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Category:
Human Services, General/Other
Population Served:
Adults
Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)
Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Program Description:

We provide individual and group counseling services for grieving individuals and families. Programs within this category include Taking F.L.I.G.H.T. (Families Living in Grief and Healing Together), art therapy, in-school counseling, and the inner city traumatic grief initiative.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

Cornerstone of Hope provides support, education and hope to those who are grieving. Grief can be isolating and individuals and families may not be equipped to deal with the changes adequately enough to survive the loss without suffering major consequences. Cornerstone's programs are led by certified professionals and Master's level interns who welcome those who are grieving with open arms, giving them the tools to cope with their loss and make positive choices on their grief journey. It is our goal that clients leave here feeling better about themselves, their altered family unit and about their ability to make decisions in the wake of their tragedy.
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