Human Services

Childrens Hopechest, Inc.

aka CHC

Palmer Lake, CO

Mission

Children’s HopeChest exists to glorify God by releasing the potential of orphaned and impoverished children and their communities. We do this through partnerships that cultivate sustainable two-way transformation.

Ruling Year

1995

CEO & President

Mr Ken Sparks

Main Address

PO BOX 1190

Palmer Lake, CO 80133 USA

Keywords

ministry, orphans, children, community, youth, agriculture, food, water, education, business, poverty, international, global, sustainability

EIN

33-0430285

 Number

5150046052

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

Christian (X20)

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Our programs

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Services for Orphaned and Vulnerable Children

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Our Results

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Number of children sponsored

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Services for Orphaned and Vulnerable Children

Context notes

This is the total number of children at all HopeChest CarePoints who are sponsored at year end.

Number of children served by our programs

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Services for Orphaned and Vulnerable Children

Context notes

This is the total number of children at all HopeChest CarePoints who are participating in and benefiting from HopeChest programs and services.

Number of partners

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Services for Orphaned and Vulnerable Children

Context notes

This is the number of North American partners at year end who are connected with HopeChest CarePoint communities. Partners include churches, businesses, community groups, and social media groups.

Number of trips

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Services for Orphaned and Vulnerable Children

Context notes

This is the number of trips hosted by Children's HopeChest during the year.

Donor retention rate

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

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This is the percentage of donors retained year-to-year.

Annual Revenue

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Population(s) served

No target populations selected

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This is total annual revenue for Children's HopeChest.

Charting Impact

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o Children's HopeChest exists to glorify God by releasing the potential of orphaned and vulnerable children and their communities through partnerships that cultivate holistic transformation and sustainability.
o Our goal is that every orphaned and vulnerable child will have the relationship, resources, and opportunities to overcome the negative aspects of poverty and to become a healthy, independent, Christian leader in their home culture.

o HopeChest engages churches and other Christian communities in long-term partnerships which:
 Empower local leaders to share the Gospel, reduce poverty, and create self-sufficiency for every child.
 Equip partnering communities to directly engage as a community in healthy international development practices.
 Address the complex causes of poverty, including material, spiritual, emotional, social, economic, and educational needs.
 Tend to the children's holistic needs for survival, community, education, and employment.
 Transform the lives of children and their communities through a focus on sustainability, independence, and long-term self-sufficiency.
 Transform the lives of the partnering community members through exposure, education, relationship, and service.
o We connect Christian communities in the U.S. and Canada with communities of vulnerable children and their caretakers overseas. Our unique Community-to-Community (C2C) model leverages the power of relationships to see long-term transformation occur in the lives of children and in their surrounding communities. Ultimately, these relationships and resources empower children and their communities to survive, thrive, and succeed. C2C partnerships allow a church, small group, social network, or business to partner with a specific CarePoint overseas. The partner becomes a virtual extension of the overseas community, and members of the partner community are able to directly sponsor individual children at the CarePoint location. When an entire community embraces the vision to support an entire community in a developing country, the concept of relationship building moves to a whole new level.

o Our Community–to–Community model sets the foundation for HopeChest's Survive, Thrive, and Succeed approach to transformation. HopeChest partners with churches and individuals in the US and Canada who commit to a long-term relationship with overseas communities. Through this long-term relationship, the elements of Survive (physical needs, emotional needs, spiritual needs), Thrive (education), and Succeed (sustainable businesses) are set in motion.
o HopeChest utilizes an asset-based development approach versus a needs-based approach.
o We employ approximately 220 in-country, indigenous staff to implement programs, monitor effectiveness, and ensure financial accountability.
o HopeChest partners with local churches and local non-governmental organizations in countries of operation.
o We are legally registered, follow local rule of law, and have established relationships with local, regional, and national governmental authorities.
o Our asset-based approach and programming methods provide for excellent scalability while allowing for adaptation with each community's unique attributes.

o Our progress indicators include growth in the number of children participating in our programs, the number of children sponsored, the number of North American partnerships, the number of trips hosted each year, the level of revenue, and the retention of donors.
o Individual child progress is monitored by a variety of indicators including: school attendance, program attendance, health, shelter and food security, and life and job skills development opportunities.
o Broader community progress is monitored by a variety of indicators including: access to education (formal and vocational), access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene, access to local church, access to health care, access to local markets and financial systems, transportation modes, income-generating opportunities, food security, and household stability.

o Over 100 communities are partnered with CarePoints in eight countries and benefiting 25,228 children.
o Individual child sponsorship grew by 9.4% in 2014 and by 13.2% in 2015.
o In 2015, 795 travelers on 83 trips were hosted (75 team trips and 8 vision trips).
o 33% growth in total revenue over the past five years
o 75+% donor retention rate in 2015
o We are still working towards releasing a community that has reached sustainability and is no longer relying on donor resources.

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Childrens Hopechest, Inc.

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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