Hope Alive Inc

Bringing hope and encouragement with Christ-like love to emotionally hurting people.

Fort Wayne, IN   |
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Hope Alive Inc

EIN: 35-1365346



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Executive Director

Dawn Etzel

Main address

1747 N Wells St

Fort Wayne, IN 46808 USA

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Subject area info

Human services

Population served info

Ethnic and racial groups

Religious groups

Economically disadvantaged people

NTEE code info

Nonmonetary Support N.E.C. (E19)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

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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?

Transitional Housing for Homeless Women

Our Transitional Housing Program provides housing and comprehensive services to assist homeless women in becoming healthy, productive members of our community. Women live independently within a network of supportive services on-grounds. HELPING WOMEN NOT JUST SURVIVE BUT THRIVE!

Population(s) Served

Where we work


Hope Alive Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
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


Average of 95.70 over 8 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2 over 8 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1% over 8 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Hope Alive Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Hope Alive Inc

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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Hope Alive Inc

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Hope Alive Inc’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 2015 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $79,338 $46,218 -$46,160
As % of expenses 48.1% 27.1% -17.5%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $69,331 $33,890 -$58,488
As % of expenses 39.6% 18.5% -21.2%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $244,444 $216,905 $242,660
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 0.0% 11.9%
Program services revenue 8.7% 15.9% 15.7%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 90.9% 84.1% 84.3%
Other revenue 0.4% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $165,106 $170,588 $263,828
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 0.0% 54.7%
Personnel 56.9% 66.8% 57.8%
Professional fees 4.4% 0.0% 0.0%
Occupancy 14.6% 19.4% 24.7%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 24.1% 13.8% 17.6%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2015 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $175,113 $182,916 $276,156
One month of savings $13,759 $14,216 $21,986
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $129,133 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $318,005 $197,132 $298,142

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2015 2021 2022
Months of cash 1.9 9.9 4.4
Months of cash and investments 1.9 9.9 4.4
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 2.3 9.9 4.3
Balance sheet composition info 2015 2021 2022
Cash $25,523 $141,314 $95,693
Investments $0 $0 $0
Receivables $9,050 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $443,193 $443,381 $443,381
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 30.6% 47.4% 50.2%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.8% 0.1% 0.2%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $0 $0
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $339,331 $374,276 $315,788

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2015 2021 2022
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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Executive Director

Dawn Etzel

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Hope Alive Inc

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Hope Alive Inc

Board of directors
as of 02/06/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Matthew Parmerlee

Brotherhood Mutual

Term: 2023 - 2025

Ty Bello


Andrew Jackson


Jeff Renbarger

Brotherhood Mutual

Melissa Curry

Purdue Fort Wayne

Michelle Wyatt

Wyatt Group Realtors

Jill Clay


Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/6/2024

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

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