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SEEDS OF HOPE INC

Planting Hope in the Middle East

aka Seeds of Hope   |   Kansas City, MO   |  www.seedsofhope.org

Mission

Seeds of Hope works to bring long-term change in families through education and community outreach in the region.

Ruling year info

2008

CEO

Khader Ghanim

Main address

PO Box 681238

Kansas City, MO 66210 USA

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EIN

26-1391510

NTEE code info

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

International Economic Development (Q32)

Promotion of International Understanding (Q20)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Expand Child Sponsorship donors at the rate of 25 new sponsors per year. This would match family tuition contributions by $100 per child per month. Identify a sponsor for the first year of new classes to jump start the initial year @ $25k. Expand church partnerships to increase donations, short-term trips, and volunteer recruitment. Short-term Construction/Expansion Capital Campaigns.2022: Purchase property adjacent to the current elementary school for short-term expansion to accommodate eight grades. Add temporary classroom trailers, bathroom units, teacher room, lab, new air conditioning to expand each grade. 2022/2023: 5th and 6th grade classrooms, 2024: 7th grade classroom, 2025: 8th grade classroom. Purchase Furniture for the 5th & 6th grade. Long-term plan to find property to build a campus for all twelve grades, day care, preschool, kindergarten, and community outreach center. Projected capital campaign for this dream will begin in 2023.

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?

Seeds of Hope

Seeds of Hope is committed to fostering a sense of unity and tolerance throughout the Middle East by supporting education, cultural exchange, and humanitarian aid.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
People of Middle Eastern descent

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 industry standards/practices developed by nonprofit

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Adults, People of Middle Eastern descent, Families, Parents

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Average number of service recipients per month

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

Seeds of Hope

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Those reached through education and humanitarian aid.

Numbered of staff who are satisfied to be an employee of the institution

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

Seeds of Hope

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Our teachers and staff are very dedicated, and rarely do we lose any staff members. We do many activities and try to make the staff feel like they are extremely important to us and our students.

Number of facilities improved

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

Seeds of Hope

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Each year we have added 2 additional grades to our education program. This has required us to renovate or create new space to accommodate the students while meeting required specifications.

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.

Vision: To build relationships within the community of Jericho and the surrounding area that introduce hope, love, peace, and respect into their daily lives
Mission: Seeds of Hope works to bring long-term change in families through education and community outreach in the region.
Values: Love, Forgiveness, Trust, Mutual Respect, and Redemption of the Family

Build long-term relationships within the community through the following programs:
Education: Daycare, Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary School, After School Program (English, tutoring, art classes and life skills), Teens and Adults (English, Sports, Health and Fitness, Computer Skills).
Humanitarian Aid: Medical/Wellness Clinics, Wheelchair/Eyeglass and Hearing Aid Distribution, and Construction Projects primarily provided by US church-sponsored, short-term trips.
Community Development: Family Visits (in individual homes), Women’s Outreach (in the community) and Career Orientation (in schools).
Youth Outreach: Summer Camps, Sports Teams and Camps, and Art Classes.

Church Partnership Expansion for financial support, short-term mission teams, future individual volunteers, and tour groups:
Church Partnerships – 2020: 5, 2021: 7, 2022: 10, 2023: 15 (average annual giving of $25k per church, goal of two short-term mission teams, recruitment of one volunteer, and one tour group per church per year)
Church Giving – 2020: $379k, 2021: $463k, 2022: $390k, 2023: $410k
Short-term teams – 2020:2, 2021:1, 2022:12, 2023:18
Sponsor tours – 2020: 3, 2021: 0, 2022: 4, 2023: 6
Introduce short-term teams and tours to child sponsorship and giving (additional income listed under Child Sponsorships and Donations)
Partner with churches to meet their missions/individual ministry goals
Organizations – 2020: 2 @ $100k, 2021: 4 @ $88k, 2022: 4 @ $150k, 2023: [email protected] $175k
Tuition and fees
Daycare – 2020: $50k, 2021: $52k, 2022: $55k, 2023: $57k
Preschool – 2020: $25k, 2021: $26k, 2022: $30k, 2023: $32k
Kindergarten – 2020: $46k, 2021: $48k, 2022: $58k, 2023: $65k
1st Grade – 2020: $30k, 2021: $32k, 2022: $34k, 2023: $37k
2nd Grade – 2020: $30k, 2021: $32k, 2022: $34k, 2023: $37k
3rd Grade – 2020: $30k, 2021: $30k, 2022: $34k, 2023: $37k
4th Grade – 2021: $30k, 2022: $34k, 2023: $37k
5th Grade – 2022: $36k, 2023: $39k
6th Grade – 2023: $39k
Cultural Center activities – 2020: $34k, 2021: $35k, 2022: $36k, 2023: $37k
Child Sponsorship program to subsidize educational expenses
Daycare­–Grade 12:
2020 – 76 children @ $1,200: $92k
2021 – 118 children @ $1,200: $86k
2022 – 115 children @ $1,200: $138k
2023 – 130 children @ $1,200: $156k

After School Program:
2020 – 28 children @ $1,200: $33k
2021 – 21 children @ $1,200: $28k
2022 – 50 children @ $1,200: $60k
2023 – 60 children @ $1,200: $72k
U.S. Major Donors/Board Members (minimum gifts of $12k per year) – 2020: 5 @ $221k, 2021: 5 @ $210k, 2022: 8 @ $300k, 2023: 10 @ $350k
U.S. Individual Friends (minimum gifts of $6k per year) – 2020: 5 @ $52k, 2021: 2 @ $20k, 2022: 15 @ $75k, 2023: 20 @ $100k
General Donors from Marketing Campaign/Tours/Mission Trips (average gift of $600 per donor per year) – 2020: 50 @ $67k, 2021: 127 @ $103k, 2022: 65 @ $39k, 2023: 75 @ $45k
Foundations – 2020: 0, 2021: 1 @ $50k, 2022: 2 @ $75k, 2023: 3 @ $100k

Seeds of Hope has established itself as a highly sought-after organization to educate local children in a loving, caring, and peaceful environment. Parents are very supportive of the expansion of one grade per year so they can keep their children in this setting throughout their lives. This is a peaceful haven of love and acceptance for the families.
The government observes the excellence of Seeds of Hope education, the high demand from the families to register their children in the programs, the waiting list for students, and the effectiveness of community outreach. They see the positive results and collaboration and support the leadership.
Prior to COVID-19, churches have willingly and increasingly sent their teams to provide financial and human resources to the effort. There is great opportunity to develop additional partnerships with other churches and resume short term trips.
Seeds of Hope annually impacts the lives of 520 children and 2,425 family members in their various outreaches.
Seeds of Hope has annually distributed 150 wheelchairs, 70 walkers/canes, 800 eyeglasses and other needed supplies and medical equipment.
Seeds of Hope typically sponsors two short term medical trips with medical doctors and other health care professionals per year and ministers to an average of 1000 people who need medical treatment.
Seeds of Hope annually sponsors multiple construction teams each year who come to restore homes and help rebuild the community of Jericho.
Volunteers/missionaries minister to families, children, and the communities extending the love of Christ in tangible, humanitarian ways in homes and communities daily.
The Seeds of Hope team is actively involved in leadership training and the leadership team receives ongoing executive coaching to advance their leadership skills.

Over its 12-year history, Seeds of Hope has raised $11.2M in cash contributions and $26M in in-kind donations for education and humanitarian aid for the community.
Each year, a new grade is added to the school, expanding the reach to 25-30 families each year.
The community is expanding through both the Cultural Center and local partners to meet the needs of families and children on a greater scale each year.
Church partnerships in the U.S. are being added each year, and our involvement is deepening with each partner.
A vibrant child sponsorship program was initiated in 2016, with the goal that each child/grade being sponsored by 2025.
Financial support is growing as we engage our board, deepen our church partnerships, develop a systematic communication process, and expand relationships with those who have visited Jericho through tours and short-term trips.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Children (Daycare to 4th grade with plans to add 5th and 6th grade in 2022) Families of the children in our programs Members in the community with special needs and disabilities Members in the community who need food, medication, and other resources we can provide or coordinate for them to receive

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We are very open to any feedback and welcome the opportunity to learn of any needs in the communities where we serve. We have a weekly newsletter that goes out to our mailing list and there is an opportunity to submit responses from the newsletter or through our website. We respond directly as soon as possible.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    It allows those we serve and also those that support us feel as inclusive as possible.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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SEEDS OF HOPE INC

Board of directors
as of 01/19/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Greg German

NA

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? Yes
  • 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/27/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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