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Project HOPE

Healing People, Transforming Lives

aka Project HOPE - The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc.   |   Washington, DC   |  www.projecthope.org

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Project HOPE

EIN: 53-0242962


Mission

Our mission, as a global health and humanitarian relief organization, is to place power in the hands of health care workers to save lives across the globe. We are committed to transforming lives and uplifting communities by empowering health care workers to expertly implement and teach innovative lifesaving solutions in times of need and into the future.

Ruling year info

1999

Principal Officer

Rabih Torbay

Main address

1220 19th Street, NW, Suite 800

Washington, DC 20036 USA

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EIN

53-0242962

Subject area info

Health

Disaster relief

International development

Population served info

Refugees and displaced people

Extremely poor people

Victims of disaster

Victims of conflict and war

People with HIV/AIDS

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NTEE code info

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

At Project HOPE, we envision a world where everyone has the health care needed to reach life's full potential. We know the best way to accomplish this vision is by enabling health workers to have the greatest positive impact on the health of the people they serve.

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?

Infectious Diseases

We strengthen health systems and reduce the risk and burden of the world's deadliest infectious diseases like tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and COVID-19.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
People with HIV/AIDS
Chronically ill people
Extremely poor people
Refugees and displaced people

We're improving access to quality care, building the skills of health care workers, and expanding community support in places where mothers and infants need it most.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Pregnant people
Infants and toddlers

Also known as chronic diseases, NCDs such as heart disease, respiratory disease, and diabetes are already responsible for around 70% of deaths each year. Project HOPE trains health workers and expands community support, working closely with local health workers and patients young and old to prevent, detect, manage, and treat NCDs.

Population(s) Served

Project HOPE has responded to every major disaster since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Throughout our history, weve shown up on the front lines of the worlds most urgent natural disasters and humanitarian crises: from the Ukraine crisis, to the 2021 Haiti earthquake, to Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

We deploy staff and volunteers to provide critical medical support. We deliver lifesaving medicine and relief. And we stay long after the headlines fade to help health systems rebuild.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Health Affairs, the leading journal of health policy thought and research, is published by Project HOPE. The peer-reviewed journal appears monthly in print and online, with additional online articles frequently appearing online ahead of print. Published since 1981, The Washington Post, has called Health Affairs the bible of health policy.

Population(s) Served
Academics

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 patient consultations

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

Disasters and Health Crises

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

In 2023, we provided direct medical services or mental health care to 827,000 people affected by natural disasters or humanitarian crises.

Number of people tested for HIV

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

Infectious Diseases

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

In 2023, we reached 461,000 people affected by HIV/AIDS through Project HOPEs HIV programs in Africa.

Helping women, newborns, and children access health services

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

Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal & Child Health

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Project HOPE's maternal health programs reached more than 76,000 women, infants, children, and health workers in 2023.

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.

Founded in 1958, Project HOPE believe in a universal right to be healthy and thrive, and we envision a world where everyone has access to the health care needed to reach life’s full potential.

We accomplish our mission by improving the knowledge, abilities and tools of the health workforce to deliver high quality health services to communities in need.

Since 1958, Project HOPE has trained more than one million health care workers, impacting tens of millions of lives. In 2020, we implemented global health and emergency response programs in over 20 countries and responded to COVID-19 in more than 150 countries. We partner with both international and local entities – including Ministries of Health, public and private funding agencies, and other NGOs – to provide health care and train health workers in the areas of noncommunicable diseases; infectious diseases; maternal, neonatal, and child health; and disasters and health crises. In addition to program implementation, we further support our global health programs through provided critically needed medicines and medical supplies and expert volunteers.

In 2023, Project HOPE:

- Reached more than 3.5 million people worldwide
- Reached 2.3 million people affected by disasters and humanitarian crises
- Provided direct medical services to 827,000 patients
- Reached 461,000 people affected by HIV/AIDS
- Screened or tested 229,000 people for TB, HIV, diabetes, hypertension, or other diseases
- Donated $50 million in essential equipment, medicines, and medical supplies

In a year marked by violent conflict, major disasters, and devastating humanitarian crises, Project HOPE's teams worked tirelessly to save lives and improve health outcomes whenever and wherever they were needed most.

There is no clinic too small, no community too remote, that it doesn't deserve hope. In a year that will be marked in many ways by tragedy, Project HOPE was committed to delivering that hope. And we remain committed today.

Emergency Response: Delivering urgent relief when it matters most

Catastrophic earthquakes struck Turkiye and Morocco in 2023, leaving millions of people in need without access to care. Project HOPE mobilized partners to support relief efforts in both countries that included search and rescue operations, hygiene kits, incubators, sleeping bags, mobility devices, clean water, mobile medical units, mental health support, and housing for health workers who lost their homes. Our teams also provided urgent relief in areas experiencing violent conflict, including Israel, Gaza, Armenia, and Sudan, where Project HOPE helped deliver 24,000 pounds of medical supplies, pharmaceuticals, hygiene supplies, and therapeutic food.

Humanitarian Assistance: Providing support to strengthen health systems facing crisis

Project HOPE's humanitarian assistance work helped millions of people facing crises improve their access to primary and mental health care in 2023, including programming in Ukraine, Poland, Moldova, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Colombia. In Haiti, where health systems have struggled under the weight of the countrys complex humanitarian crisis, Project HOPE implemented a multi-sectoral response that included mobile medical units, health worker trainings, hygiene kit distributions, pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, hospital infrastructure repairs, mental health programming, and more. Our response to the war in Ukraine reached more than 1,000,000 people.

Advancing Global Health: Building long-term solutions that advance access to care

Around the world, Project HOPE builds sustainable solutions that strengthen health systems, equip health care workers, and improve access to care. Whether launching prenatal care groups in rural Nigeria, equipping delivery rooms in the Dominican Republic, or building Sierra Leones first-ever Master of Science degree in Neonatal Nursing, our work creates long-term transformation and accelerates a world where everyone has access to the care they deserve. Project HOPEs maternal health programs reached over 76,000 women, infants, children, and health workers in 2023.

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.

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Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

2.62

Average of 1.38 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

2.9

Average of 1.1 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

23%

Average of 22% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Project HOPE’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$2,616,256 -$1,406,460 -$622,386 $10,556,610 $5,528,294
As % of expenses -2.7% -1.6% -0.5% 8.8% 3.5%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$3,342,856 -$1,690,495 -$1,145,110 $10,444,693 $5,295,969
As % of expenses -3.5% -1.9% -1.0% 8.7% 3.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $89,252,689 $83,677,739 $122,164,948 $132,366,024 $175,184,436
Total revenue, % change over prior year -11.5% -6.2% 46.0% 8.4% 32.3%
Program services revenue 3.0% 3.1% 2.0% 1.9% 1.5%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.3% 0.4% 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
Government grants 25.5% 26.9% 21.4% 25.1% 27.4%
All other grants and contributions 70.4% 68.9% 75.6% 69.6% 71.1%
Other revenue 0.8% 0.7% 0.7% 3.3% -0.2%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $95,738,296 $88,832,207 $119,327,972 $119,472,929 $156,883,493
Total expenses, % change over prior year -3.2% -7.2% 34.3% 0.1% 31.3%
Personnel 24.0% 27.9% 23.7% 26.7% 24.7%
Professional fees 6.7% 6.0% 4.1% 5.7% 6.5%
Occupancy 1.5% 2.2% 1.6% 1.8% 2.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 8.5% 5.4% 5.3% 7.9% 11.2%
All other expenses 59.1% 58.5% 65.3% 57.9% 55.6%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $96,464,896 $89,116,242 $119,850,696 $119,584,846 $157,115,818
One month of savings $7,978,191 $7,402,684 $9,943,998 $9,956,077 $13,073,624
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $500,000 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $104,443,087 $96,518,926 $129,794,694 $130,040,923 $170,189,442

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 0.8 0.9 1.0 1.4 2.9
Months of cash and investments 2.6 2.8 2.6 3.8 4.4
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets -1.2 -1.4 -1.1 0.1 0.5
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $6,465,001 $6,301,929 $10,210,991 $14,383,126 $37,959,769
Investments $14,583,964 $14,230,320 $15,735,520 $23,284,231 $19,173,179
Receivables $9,806,599 $6,898,752 $6,700,105 $9,337,680 $9,303,444
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $9,734,403 $9,745,905 $9,758,483 $2,317,593 $1,689,705
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 67.0% 69.8% 71.1% 89.0% 98.6%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 50.6% 58.8% 64.3% 39.0% 33.0%
Unrestricted net assets -$6,050,983 -$7,741,478 -$8,886,588 $1,558,105 $6,854,074
Temporarily restricted net assets $16,468,873 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $9,116,127 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $25,585,000 $22,363,000 $23,922,000 $28,738,126 $39,709,754
Total net assets $19,534,017 $14,621,522 $15,035,412 $30,296,231 $46,563,828

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Principal Officer

Rabih Torbay

Rabih Torbay joined Project HOPE in February of 2017 as president and chief operating officer, playing a key role in advancing the organization’s international development strategy and maximizing the impact of our global health teams worldwide. Previously, Torbay served in several leadership positions at International Medical Corps (IMC), most recently senior vice president of International Operations leading all global programs and a staff of 10,000 working in 37 countries. During the course of his career, Torbay has worked hand-in-hand with local governments, health officials and health care providers to create and expand programs to advance health care solutions around the world. He has also advised members of Congress, the U.S. State Department and the United Nations on humanitarian and health policy for West Africa, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan and Lebanon.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Highest paid employees

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Board of directors
as of 02/07/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Reynold Mooney

Retired Principal, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, LTD

James George Wiehl

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Curt Selquist

Water Street Healthcare Partners

Keith Ghezzi

Alvarez & Marsal Healthcare Industry Group

Viren Mehta

Mehta Partners; Gather Health

Reynold Mooney

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited

Peter Wilden

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Anne M Simonds

Spencer Stuart

Robert M Davis

Merck & Co., Inc.

Raphael Marcello

Deloitte Consulting LLP

Linda McGoldrick

Financial Health Associates International

Donna Murphy

Havas Health & You

Daniel D Phelan

Former CEO, Prommis Solutions Holding Corp.

Adrian Thomas

Johnson & Johnson

Rabih Torbay

Project HOPE

Gail R Wilensky

Senior Fellow

Carly Baron

Advantice Health

Elder Granger

The 5Ps, LLC

Benjami Higgins

Generous International

Brandi Marsh

Global DePuy Synthes

Mary Ann Peters

Ambassador (ret.)

Lawrence T Phelan

Full Spectrum Services, Inc. (ret.)

Rabih Torbay

Project HOPE

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/4/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Middle-Eastern (Middle East/North Africa – MENA)
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/08/2022

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.

Contractors

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Professional fundraisers

Fiscal year ending

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

Solicitation activities
Gross receipts from fundraising
Retained by organization
Paid to fundraiser