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BLANKET FORT HOPE

Restoration for every child survivor.

Columbiana, AL   |  www.blanketforthope.org
GuideStar Charity Check

BLANKET FORT HOPE

EIN: 47-2859137


Mission

To restore hope in the lives of child trafficking survivors through access to essential services, compassionate care, and a loving Christian witness.

Ruling year info

2015

President/CEO

Alexa James

Main address

Post Office Box 212

Columbiana, AL 35124 USA

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EIN

47-2859137

Subject area info

Public affairs

Youth services

Homeless shelters

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

Homeless people

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

Communication

Blog

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Number of human trafficking victims in Alabama exceeds the number of beds. It is estimated 5,700 children will be placed into non-therapeutic care, unable to tend to their needs. As a result, more than 80% return to a life of victimization. BFH is building a Restoration home for child survivors of Human trafficking

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?

Restoration Home

We are building & fundraising to build a unique Restoration Center dedicated to child survivors of sex trafficking.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adolescents

Train professionals & small communities using our proprietary program that focused on detailing the truths of sex trafficking and how people may compassionately respond.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Religious groups
Caregivers

Developed over 400 hours, in collaboration with the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, this 4-hour program assists in training and licensing therapeutic foster homes to receive child survivors of sex trafficking. This program speaks to topics of trauma, behavioral indicators, trauma response, de-escalation, and caregiver boundaries.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Caregivers
Families
Religious groups

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Big Oak ranch 2020

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 individuals attending community events or trainings

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

Religious groups, Adults

Related Program

Community Training & Advocacy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Metrics represent the total trained at EOY. EX: Our total trained over the lifetime of the organization, is 6,000 at the end of 2020. Total trained by the end of 2022 is 7500

Number of meetings held with decision makers

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

Activists, Substance abusers, Evangelicals, At-risk youth, Victims of crime and abuse

Related Program

Restoration Home

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

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Number of media partnerships developed

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

Work status and occupations

Related Program

Community Training & Advocacy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Blanket Fort Hope will be able to provide beds and care for 9 of these victims initially. With the handful of additional beds proposed by our ministry partners, even these are not enough. But they are a start.

1) Provide child survivors with essential services by building a 9-child Restoration Home.
2) Equipping industry professionals to compassionately respond using our accredited 3 hour training for prevention
3) Demonstrating a loving Christian witness through community engagement and discipleship using our community training and resources.
4) Apply for our license and RFP through the state
5) Applying for CPA now

Our Executive Director is well equipped and plugged into our local communities. She has built strong relationships with industry professionals, law enforcement, and most importantly, DHR. As a result, we are positioned to provide the state of Alabama with solutions to the unique problems associated with child trafficking survivors.

73 acres of land was purchased in Beautiful South Shelby County- Paid in full
Currently, BFH has no debt for the Restoration home. We have been paying cash as we go.
The property was purchased was purchased in early 2021.
We started raising money immediately in 2021 to start the 1.5 million project.
land clearing began in the summer of 2023 -
Building began in the fall of 2023 on the restoration home.
Nine beds, with each bedroom having its own bathroom,
includes a built-in storm shelter
The tenth room is the house parents' suit.
Two offices in the front of the house
The plan is for the house to be open in early 2025 after we receive ouR DHR license to operate and staff is trained and hired.
We are currently getting our Child placement licensed to recruit foster families to help now and in the future


We are partnering with social workers, researchers, DHR, law enforcement, educators, and local ministry foster-care professionals to craft a program that focuses on restoring the minds, bodies, and hearts of these children first.



To date, we have trained over 10,000 individuals across Alabama using our proprietary program. We have poured over 400 hours and partnered with survivors, law enforcement, and social work professionals to ensure we train individuals to respond compassionately to these children
73 acres of land was purchased in Beautiful South Shelby County- Paid in full
Currently, BFH has no debt for the Restoration home. We have been paying cash as we go.
The property was purchased was purchased in early 2021.
We started raising money immediately in 2021 to start the 1.5 million project.
land clearing began in the summer of 2023 -
Building began in the fall of 2023 on the restoration home.
Nine beds, with each bedroom having its own bathroom,
includes a built-in storm shelter
The tenth room is the house parents' suit.
Two offices in the front of the house
The plan is for the house to be open in early 2025 after we receive ouR DHR license to operate and staff is trained and hired.
We are currently getting our Child placement licensed to recruit foster families to help now and in the future

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

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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

59.60

Average of 35.13 over 7 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

20.9

Average of 8.9 over 7 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

16%

Average of 6% over 7 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

Fiscal year ending: cloud_download Download Data

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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.

Fiscal year ending: cloud_download Download Data

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of BLANKET FORT 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 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $110,988 $334,764 $236,591
As % of expenses 120.9% 177.1% 99.0%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $110,988 $334,764 $236,591
As % of expenses 120.9% 177.1% 99.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $202,419 $523,831 $475,610
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 158.8% -9.2%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.3% 0.1% 0.1%
Government grants 16.0% 5.8% 7.7%
All other grants and contributions 83.7% 93.5% 89.7%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.6% 2.4%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $91,765 $189,067 $239,019
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 106.0% 26.4%
Personnel 76.0% 69.6% 70.0%
Professional fees 8.7% 1.0% 2.4%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 1.3%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 15.3% 29.4% 26.3%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $91,765 $189,067 $239,019
One month of savings $7,647 $15,756 $19,918
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $351,526 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $99,412 $556,349 $258,937

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 29.1 12.4 20.9
Months of cash and investments 29.1 12.4 20.9
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 28.9 13.0 22.1
Balance sheet composition info 2020 2021 2022
Cash $222,470 $195,268 $416,537
Investments $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $1,982 $669
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $351,526 $351,526
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.7% 0.8% 0.9%
Unrestricted net assets $220,920 $555,684 $792,275
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $220,920 $555,684 $792,275

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors Yes Yes No

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President/CEO

Alexa James

Alexa has served in a multitude of roles when it comes to growing businesses and revenue streams. She owned and managed her own distribution company for ten years. Alexa also draws from her experience as Major Account Manager for FedEx Kinkos, where she was responsible for growing relationships and penetrating sales in named major commercial accounts such as regional and national law firms, corporate legal departments, and regional and state universities. Alexa learned the power of developing lasting and profitable business relationships. She recognizes her calling to use these business development skills to generate awareness, education, and fundraising in a ministry capacity. Alexa is a recent graduate of Highlands College with an emphasis on human trafficking, women’s ministry, and missions work. Her time in this program of study fed her passion for social justice and led her to Blanket Fort Hope. Alexa is a recipient of an FBI award as well as National Woman’s Missionary Union (WM

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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Board of directors
as of 04/22/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board co-chair

Kenneth Valentine

Senior VP SECURITIES REGIONS

Term: 2023 - 2025


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Suzanne Stalnaker

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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 ? Yes
  • 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 4/22/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/22/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • 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.