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BLANKET FORT HOPE

Restoration for every child survivor.

PELHAM, 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

250 Commerce Parkway

PELHAM, 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

Adolescents

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

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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.

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

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

Related Program

Community Training & Advocacy

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

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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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

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.

We are months away from closing on a 73-acre piece of property in Columbiana, AL, and 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.

We have raised 45% of the fund necessary to purchase 73 acres outright and remain debt free. We have partnered and consulted with Shelby County DHR to ensure our plans are cohesive with their own, providing for a seamless integration in licensing.

To date, we have trained over 7500 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.

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 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

42.79

Average of 31.05 over 6 years

Months of cash in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

12.4

Average of 6.9 over 6 years

Fringe rate in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

17%

Average of 4% over 6 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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

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

Capital structure indicators

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

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2020 2021
Material data errors Yes Yes

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 03/21/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board co-chair

Kenneth Valentine

Senior VP SECURITIES REGIONS

Term: 2023 - 2025


Board co-chair

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 3/21/2023

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 (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/17/2023

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 employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • 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.