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HOPE VENTURE

helping lives find hope

Lincoln, NE   |  www.thehopeventure.org

Mission

The Hope Venture exists to bring help and hope to people around the world. Through trusted partnerships, The Hope Venture engages primarily in compassion-based projects emphasizing better education, health, clothing and shelter for children, orphans and the needy poor, for the honor of Christ.

Ruling year info

2010

Executive Director

Cynci Petersen

Main address

315 S 9th Street Suite 200

Lincoln, NE 68508 USA

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EIN

27-0863959

NTEE code info

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Illiteracy in India ranks #1 in the world. Hunger is more rampant in India than anywhere in the world. Some of the poorest of the poor live in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. We do work in india, Kenya and Uganda to help address some of these issues.

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?

Compassion Projects

Backpack Project, Student Sponsorship, Education Supplies & Income-Generating Projects, Schools, Vocational Training, Goats, Mama Kits, Medical Camps, Water Projects, Saris & Blankets, Feeding Centers, Home of Hope

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

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 health outcomes improved

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

People with diseases and illnesses, Pregnant people, Economically disadvantaged people, Victims and oppressed people

Related Program

Compassion Projects

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Through the use of feeding projects and centers, medical centers, and clean water projects we have helped people in India, Kenya, and Uganda and this number continues to grow.

Number of students enrolled

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

Economically disadvantaged people, Victims and oppressed people

Related Program

Compassion Projects

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We scholarship students around the world and sponsored roughly 400 HS students throughout Kenya.

Average number of service recipients per month

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

Economically disadvantaged people, Victims and oppressed people, People with diseases and illnesses

Related Program

Compassion Projects

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.

The Hope Venture exists to bring help and hope to people around the world. Through trusted partnerships, The Hope Venture engages primarily in compassion-based projects emphasizing better education, health, clothing and shelter for children, orphans and the needy poor, for the honor of Christ.

The mission of The Hope Venture is to foster a global community that is meeting the needs of people worldwide by compassionately connecting resources with needs.

Our vision is that our tangible help would become true hope in many people around the world.

We start with trusted partners that we have vetted over time through long term friendships and connections. We work with locals to determine what they sense are the greatest needs and help them figure out solutions that help relieve and develop needs through as sustainable of methods as possible. We work with local churches and pastors as well who can help follow up with the people we serve. Lastly, we make sure we work in areas that we are able to follow up and keep accountability with.

We work with locals who have proven records of capability in these or other related areas. Personally, as the director, I have been working alongside of people in India for 20 years and in Africa for 14.

We are excited that we have already helped more than 85,000 children and adults in desperately poor areas of India, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Bangladesh. We are providing an education to children from illiterate families, food and clean water to those who didn't have it, income and skills to adults that had no job beforehand, etc. There are a billion people in India and millions in Africa, many who live in destitute poverty. There is still much work to do to help lives find hope!

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

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • 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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HOPE VENTURE

Board of directors
as of 10/16/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jody Kongsjord

Ben Cohoon

Katherine Stewart

John Kroeker

Cynci Petersen

Matthew Anderson

Tramaine Combs

Josh Davis

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/13/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data