A Child's Hope Foundation

Lifting Orphans from Surviving to Thriving

aka ACHF   |   Orem, UT   |  http://achildshopefoundation.org

Mission

We’re here because we believe every child has the right to thrive. We are dedicated to providing hope and healing for orphaned children in developing countries throughout the world. We collaborate with orphanage directors to find the best way to help them achieve their mission. We’re there to support them for the long haul, and we have the systems and local leadership needed to do that effectively. Together with donors like you, we are systematically lifting caregivers to be the best they can be, so orphans can thrive all over the world. We are helping them to build safer, healthier, happier environments so the kids can flourish and contribute positively as adults.

Ruling year info

2002

President

Mr. Perry Bratt

Main address

165 N 1330 W, Suite A-1

Orem, UT 84057 USA

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EIN

04-3683765

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Of the millions of children estimated to be orphaned in the world, the vast majority suffer from psychological and physical difficulties caused by abuse and neglect. We’re here to support orphanage leaders who want to provide loving, family-style environments where the children can thrive. Thanks to donors and advocates like you, we can help these leaders raise their standards of care in order to more fully meet each child’s unique needs.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Service Trips

WHAT YOU DO: Volunteers travel to the homes of the orphans.
1. You do construction and other service projects in the mornings, improving the family-style orphanages and their communities (no previous skills required).
2. You play hard with the orphans in the afternoons, bringing fun and joy; letting them know people care about them.
3. You eat delicious food, take lots of photos, and become extended family to the kids.

WHAT WE DO: We make it easy to serve.
1. We evaluate orphanages, find honest and kind directors, and get everything ready for service trips.
2. We recruit awesome volunteers like you to help.
3. We work to provide long-term funding to the orphanages so they can give a loving, safe, and stable environment to vulnerable children.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

We are almost finished building a new facility for Buena Vida Orphanage in Baja Mexico. We currently serve 28 children at this orphanage. The present facility is no longer in compliance with government regulations and they are being pressured to leave by the landlord who is evicting them. At the current pace, we would not have the funds to finish the new facility for a year or more. We need your help to fund the building’s completion so we can move them in June of 2018.

Materials:
Roofing Materials for over patio walkways ($4,500)
Tile & Grout ($3,500)
Doors, Hinges & Knobs ($2000)
Toilets, Sinks, Faucets & Fixtures ($2,500)
Paint ($1,000)
Electrical ($3,500)
Counter tops ($3000)
Window Glass Break protection ($3000)
Other Miscellaneous ($1,500)
Total Materials $25,000

Skilled Labor to Finish (not supplied by volunteers): $14,000
Final Inspections / Certificates: $6,000-$11,000

Total Required for Move-in: $45,000 - $50,000

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of serice trip volunteers

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Totals By Year
Related Program

Service Trips

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Decreased recently due to Covid.

Number of service trips

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Service Trips

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of orphanages supported

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our mission is "lifting orphans from surviving to thriving." We do this through what we call the "Thrive Plan." The Thrive Plan connects orphanage directors with training, funding, resources, partnerships, and volunteers that continually help them improve on the standards of care for the children. A Child's Hope Foundation acts as the connection point for donors, volunteers, trainers, and more to assist orphanage directors in providing a family-style environment that fully supports the long-term mental, physical, and emotional health of the children.

Whenever possible, we support adoption and foster care in-country and across borders to ensure that children can grow up in families whenever possible. When this is not possible, we assist caregivers in understanding and meeting the needs of the children to amplify their long-term development and success.

We seek to partner with orphanages, offering a one year certification process that helps us work hand in hand with their leaders to lift them from surviving to thriving. Once certified, each orphanage will have access to more funding, support and credibility when seeking new partnerships with other donors and NGOs. We utilize a 15-point Standards of Care system, which is re-evaluated every six months. This is called the "Thrive Assessment." Once complete, we help the orphanage leaders to develop an Orphanage Improvement Roadmap, an easy-to-follow guide to help them increase their capacity and improve on orphan care. In addition to providing support for various projects to help them implement the steps outlined in their Orphanage Improvement Roadmap, we also work to address the needs of each child who lives in our partner orphanages. We work with therapists to develop Child's Hope Plans for each child, which often involve therapy, tutoring and mentorship to prepare them for adulthood.

Reports are provided to volunteers and donors from A Child's Hope Foundation throughout the year, emphasizing our goal of transparency.

Because we assess and certify orphanage leadership as effective, we make it easy for donors to see how their contribution makes a difference at the level of each individual child. They’re able to raise more money and get more support because donors feel confident that their contribution will be used in the best way possible.

Our certification process helps orphanage leaders better manage their resources and make necessary changes to provide the best possible environment for the kids.

In summary, we do a preliminary project with each orphanage to determine whether they’re a good fit. If they are, we assess them in 15 areas, then make a plan for which areas need the most support. Once we’ve built a roadmap of their needs, we get to work, helping them provide the transparency they need to raise funds as well as contributing some funds of our own. When they’re certified, we maintain the relationship and do everything we can to support the kids on an ongoing basis.

We currently have 10 partner orphanages, including 9 in Mexico and 1 in Haiti (if they care about geography). We are pursuing potential expansion possibilities in 3 additional countries. Our certification program is progressing well under the direction of a Mexican in-country Regional Leadership Team who have assessed and created Orphanage Improvement Roadmaps with 7 orphanages to date. Partnerships continue to bolster our services, particularly in areas of Therapy, Education, Caregiver support and Mentorship

Financials

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Operations

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A Child's Hope Foundation

Board of directors
as of 6/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kevin Clegg

Carolene Cook

No Affiliation

Paul MacArthur

No Affiliation

Perry Bratt

Rex Hale

Kevin Clegg

Clegg Auto

Babata Sonnenberg

Nicole Stirling

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/11/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

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Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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