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Hope Abides

Folsom, CA   |  www.hopeabides.org

Mission

Hope Abides is a U.S. based organization that provides help and hope to orphaned and destitute children in the Indian sub-continent.  Just as  poverty, hunger and illiteracy are not limited by gender or religion, we will help children regardless of their gender or religious background and seek participation from all regardless of nationality or faith.

We work to break the cycle of illiteracy and poverty by providing for the physical, emotional, educational and spiritual needs of these children. By breaking this cycle, we believe that they can become independent, responsible members of society

Ruling year info

2010

President

Mr. Brent Adams

Main address

P.O. Box 1415

Folsom, CA 95763 USA

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EIN

27-3571705

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

International Relief (Q33)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Imagine you live in a country where 40% of the population lives on less than $1.25/day; imagine you are an orphan with no one to provide even this meager level of sustenance. There are an estimated 25,000,000 orphans in India. According to UNICEF, one in every three malnourished children in the world is from India. Children in India are amongst the most at-risk in the world.

Our programs

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

Hope Lifts III

A two year program in which Hope Abides partners with successful existing orphanges in India to learn their best practices and in return provides funding to them for priority needs.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Children and youth

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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We are Hope Abides, a U.S. based organization whose mission is to provide help and hope to orphaned and destitute children in India and South Asia. Not only is our ultimate goal to help these children with their immediate needs, but to work towards providing them the ability to grow into independent and productive adults.

We understand that an education is the best tool a child can have to escape poverty; however, in order to get an education a child first needs the necessities of life such as shelter and food. Hope Abides works with existing orphanages and organizations in India to make sure that basic needs are provided and children have the opportunity to go to school. We know that poverty, hunger and illiteracy are not limited by gender or religion – therefore, we help children regardless of their gender or religious background and seek help and participation from all regardless of nationality or faith.

We have three major phases in our work:

Hope Abides I and II – We partnered with established well-run orphanages in India to help them with child sponsorships and the funding of necessities. In 2011 we identified several orphanages that met our preliminary criteria as potential partners. After a thorough screening process we have chosen a handful of orphanages as partners and we are funding the needs they identify as most urgent. We provide funding in the areas of education, food, clothing, medical coverage or inexpensive facility repair and upgrade. In exchange they have helped us learn about the challenges and best practices for running a successful orphanage in India.

Hope Lifts – We are taking our lessons learned from the previous phase and helping struggling orphanages with funding, budgeting and other issues. These are orphanages that are operational, but have severe issues with adequate food, decent facilities, or access to schooling. We will continue to emphasize and fund efforts to educate children as well as provide mentoring and leadership training to orphanage leaders and staff. This effort starts in 2013 and goes through the end of 2016.

Hope Grows – Ultimately we want to expand the operations of existing orphanages or plant new orphanages so that we can increase the total number of orphans being helped. As we progress through these three phases, we will leverage relationships with existing partners to maximize the efficiency and scope of our assistance. We expect that we will have clusters of partners in various geographic areas based upon the relationships and networks we establish.

Our phase two work which will take place during 2015 – 2016 is currently budgeted at $100,000. To date we have over $35,000 in the bank toward this goal. The work consists of funding food, decent facilities, or access to schooling based upon best practices from successful orphanages in India. The following costs are representative:

One month of school per child - $15
Construction per sq/ft - $20
One month of food - $25

Our approach is very scalable. Our mentoring and pay-it-forward approach will eventually allow us to leverage support for many children and will maximize the use of funds. We are developing geographic clusters of affiliated orphanages throughout the country who can learn from and support each other.

Most of the overhead costs of Hope Abides are paid out of the personal income of the Board of Directors. In 2014 our overhead costs totaled about 1.5% of gross donation and grant revenue.

We have continued to accomplish our goals related to improving the educational opportunities and care given to the children. This is done with tuition payments, tutoring and other education expenses like books and uniforms. Additionally, we have helped to provide better facilities in the form of newly completed or refurbished dorms. Our oldest wave of children are now in colleges and universities.

We continue to struggle to connect with donors in America where a common response to learning of our mission is "Why India when we have poor people in this country?"

Financials

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Hope Abides

Board of directors
as of 06/06/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr Brent Adams

Marie-France Adams

Suresh Kotha

SMUD

Sushil Kamble

Forte

Nicole Fields

Sacramento Waldorf School

Srikant Radhakrishnan

Agilepoint

Organizational demographics

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