HOPEGIVERS INTERNATIONAL INC

aka Hopegivers International, Inc.   |   Columbus, GA   |  www.hopegivers.org

Mission

Hopegivers International provides “Help for Today and Hope for Eternity" by rescuing orphaned, abandoned and at-risk children and assisting the needy and oppressed in collaboration with our Ministry Partners. We are dedicated to fulfilling the Great Commission through the empowerment of the Gospel.

We are a Christ-centered ministry committed to operating with Integrity, Compassion and Service. Hopegivers International will fulfill its God-given mission of redeeming children through the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and raising them as “arrows for God."

Ruling year info

1988

President/CEO

Dr. Samuel A. Thomas

Main address

PO Box 8808

Columbus, GA 31908-8808 USA

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Formerly known as

Christ for India

EIN

57-0828243

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Christian (X20)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There are over 131 million orphans living in our world, with over 31 million of them living in extreme poverty on the streets of India. We rescue these orphans and at risk children off the streets and turn them into pioneer missionaries in their own country. We currently have 47 Hope Homes (orphanages) throughout India that house these children. They are fed 3 meals a day, provided with daily necessities and gain a knowledge of the God who has not abandoned them but loves them. We currently serve around 6,000 children. These children are given a quality education. Over 97% of them will go into full time ministry of their own, but others are also given necessary technical training in order to provide for themselves and their family. Once the students graduate from Seminar they are launched out to become healthy and positive role models in their culture.

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?

Adopt / Support a Hope Home

Adopt/Support a Hope Home by sponsoring an orphan for $35/monthly allows a donor to participate in supporting the children in a Hope Home. Every donation is used to feed, clothe, give medical care and educate the children in that Hope Home. It is possible for a group of friends, family, co-workers, a church family or a civic organization to support all the children in a single Hope Home. It requires every child in the Hope Home to be sponsored at $35/month, plus a $50 Hope Pack (back pack with school supplies) once a year and a $50 Christmas Hope Chest (Christmas gift with clothes, socks, underwear, toiletries and a small toy) for each child in the Hope Home.

Population(s) Served
Families
Economically disadvantaged people

Hopegivers International exists to provide aid to orphaned, abandoned and at risk children throughout the world. We currently have programs in India, Haiti, Nepal and Myanmar.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Families

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 people no longer living in unsafe or substandard housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

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

Age groups, Family relationships, Health, Religious groups, Social and economic status

Related Program

Overall Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients who become literate because of literacy education programs by the nonprofit

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

Age groups, Family relationships, Health, Religious groups, Social and economic status

Related Program

Adopt / Support a Hope Home

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We rescue orphans and teach them to become Pioneer Missionaries. As we launch them out, we have more capacity to rescue more orphans.

Number of homebuyers/tenants with low incomes receiving housing subsidies as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

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

Age groups, Health, Family relationships, Religious groups, Social and economic status

Related Program

Overall Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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 goal is to have one million orphan leaders sharing the Gospel by 2030. It is an ambitious goal that we cannot accomplish on our own. It will only be possible with God at the helm. He is a big God and can do this without Hopegivers, but He has graciously allowed us to participate in bringing the nation of India into the Kingdom of God!

1. Continue to rescue children and bring them into the Hope Homes (47 of them), educate them and introduce them to Jesus Christ.
2. Send those called to missionary work out to do for others what was done for them once the graduate high school or Bible College.
a. Some will open a Hope Home, others will simply rescue children and raise them along with their families.
b. Some will establish churches and schools in villages where there previously were none.
3. Teach this process to others around the world in order to help us get as many children trained as “arrows in God's quiver" for the sake of the Gospel.
4. Continue to raise funds both here and abroad at the $35/monthly so we can rescue more and more children each year.

1.Hopegivers has for profit schools in India whereby we provide an excellent education for a fee, and in turn support pastor with the income gained from the schools.
2. Hopegivers International is the fundraising arm of the ministry here in the United States. We raise money by speaking with corporations, groups and churches in order to advance the cause of Hopegivers.
3. We have an excellent Board of Directors that donate individually and work collectively to promote the mission of the organization.

Since 1960 when Dr. M. A. Thomas began the ministry with a small group of friends, we have established over 60,000 congregations. We currently have 47 Hope Homes that daily provide for the needs of the children. We have raised many children of Lepers, Widows and Dowry Castaways and given them a chance in life that otherwise they would not have received. Last year we graduated over 800 from our Theological Seminary and sent them out at pioneer missionaries.

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?

    We do surveys of our donors who send money to fund the ministries in India. We have no way to survey our constituents in India. Our President & CEO spends half of his time in India so he can personally see the needs of the people we serve. He comes back to the USA to share with staff and board about those needs.

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

    President & CEO in India,

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

    To inform the development of new programs/projects,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We survey our donors to determine which areas they are most compassionate about as well as inform them of information that may be lacking.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

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

    The needs control our programs based on personal experiences of our President & CEO who spends one half of his time in India.

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

    We don’t use any of these practices,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, The people we serve do not have the education or ability to respond. Our President & CEO reports. ,

Financials

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Operations

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

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HOPEGIVERS INTERNATIONAL INC

Board of directors
as of 7/21/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Dr. Samuel A. Thomas

Hope


Board co-chair

Dr. Willie Greer

Retired Medical Doctor

Term: 2020 - 2023

Rex Austin

Austin Livestock

Darrell Cheek

Self Employed Building Contractor

Chis Holdorf

National Christian Foundation

Dwain Banner

Creator Designs

Randy Chandler

Cox Communications

Tony Alford

Self Employed Alford Investments

Paul Fleming

Senior Pastor

Julie Nolan

TCT TV

Larry Aultman

First Redeemer Church

Brian Morgan

Owner, Austin Couches

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 ? 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 07/21/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/21/2021

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.