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Light of Hope Inc

Helping people see the hope.

aka Light of Hope   |   Claremore, OK   |  www.lightofhopeinc.org
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Light of Hope Inc

EIN: 47-5613398


Mission

Light of Hope is a 501(c)(3) non-profit ministry assisting individuals and families facing the struggle of substance misuse & providing recovery support & prevention education to our schools & communities.

Notes from the nonprofit

God is the source of our ministry outreach. We believe that with the support of the community, prayer, and encouragement, we can bring hope to the lives of those who need restoration.

Ruling year info

2016

Executive Director

Nancy Phelps

President

Steve Regier

Main address

403 W. 1st St.

Claremore, OK 74017 USA

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Formerly known as

Light of Hope Inc.

EIN

47-5613398

Subject area info

Education

Substance abuse prevention

Substance abuse treatment

Civic participation

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

Families

NTEE code info

Alcohol, Drug Abuse (Prevention Only) (F21)

Christian (X20)

Citizen Participation (W24)

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

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Light of Hope focuses on helping families and individuals who are facing the struggle of addiction and life difficulties. Our services are free to the community. We assist in providing guidance for resource assistance. We also provide encouragement support groups, to allow a safe place for people to process through the necessary changes that will lead to a better future. We also offer monthly speaker panels, quarterly seminars, community education & school awareness education. We provide a confidential, non-judgmental, loving environment, which will bring encouragement and hope to families & individuals learning how to cope with the rollercoaster of addiction & life difficulties. We are a support system, bridging the gap: Helping people see the HOPE.

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?

Resource Assistance

Individuals & families who are serious and ready for help, can find assistance in locating the best resources available to receive that help.We will guide and encourage you in this difficult step. We will pray with you and encourage you, and do our best to find the best facilities possible to meet your need.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Encouragement Support Groups assisting families and individuals through the emotional difficulties of addiction and other life situations. We offer prayer, encouragement and wisdom through scripture.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

Our desire is to educate and inform our community. We strive to bring the family unit together, by encouraging positive gatherings through monthly events.

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults

Monthly panels of speakers, sharing their experiences with the truths of addiction. These are impactful ways to bring truth and awareness through real-life​ experiences. We are in partnership with the Roger's County D.A.'s office.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

Where we work

Awards

International Community Drug Prevention Award 2020

Drug Enforcement Administration

Affiliations & memberships

Drug Enforcement Administration International Award Recipient 2020

Oklahoma Congressional Award of Community Excellence 2020

Non-Profit of the Year - Rogers County 2019

Non-Profit of the Year - Rogers County 2020

Oklahoma Congressional Award of Community Excellence 2021

Recognition of Excellence - Drug Enforcement Administration 2022

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 clients who self-report increased skills/knowledge after educational program/intervention

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

Adults

Related Program

Support Groups

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants that follow counseling recommendations

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

Adults, Children and youth

Related Program

Support Groups

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of referrals to resources offered

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

Adults

Related Program

Resource Assistance

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients engaged in the criminal justice system in the last 12 months

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

Women and girls, Men and boys, Adults

Related Program

Support Groups

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We have had a decline in client services involving the criminal justice system. We have had a tremendous increase in general population.

Number of families who report that service and support staff/providers are available and capable of meeting family needs

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

Women and girls, Men and boys, Adults

Related Program

Resource Assistance

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of public events held to further mission

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

Women and girls, Men and boys, Adults

Related Program

Community Awareness

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants engaged in programs

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

Women and girls, Men and boys, Adults

Related Program

Support Groups

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.

Light of Hope is focused on group support to families and individuals. We are striving to help people see the hope in a more positive future. Recovery requires support. Group encouragement brings a sense of belonging and hope, that we cannot achieve alone.

Community involvement gives us an opportunity to bring awareness and education to recovery. We provide monthly speaker panels, and community events.

Resource Assistance
Individuals & families who are serious and ready for help can find assistance in locating the best resources available to receive that help. We will guide and encourage you in this difficult step. We will pray, encourage, and do our best to find the best facilities possible to meet your need.

Encouragement Support Groups
Encouragement Support Groups assisting families and individuals through the emotional difficulties of addiction and other life situations. We offer prayer, encouragement, and wisdom through scripture, educational topics, and allow the opportunity to share and derive feedback.


Light of Hope has a dedicated team of volunteers and professionals, who work alongside us to establish these recovery opportunities.

Our encouragement support groups are a powerful opportunity to begin the healing process for the family or individual. These encouragement groups often open the door of awareness, that there is a need for more professional help.

Light of Hope is able to resource out, and give direction to families or individuals. This brings hope for a positive future.

Through community support and involvement, we have been able to educate, provide, and assist through partnerships.

Light of Hope has assisted many families and individuals toward a path to recovery. The evidence in the success is the hope these people now know.

We are striving to bring more awareness to the community so that the community understands the great need.

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 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?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

Light of Hope Inc
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

3.70

Average of 1.03 over 7 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

1.7

Average of 6.1 over 7 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0%

Average of 1% over 7 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Light of Hope Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

Fiscal year ending: cloud_download Download Data

Light of Hope Inc

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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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Light of Hope Inc

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Light of Hope 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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Business model indicators

Profitability info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $31,094 $32,278 -$4,561 -$50,510 $395,006
As % of expenses 44.7% 28.4% -2.6% -24.9% 196.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $31,094 $32,278 -$4,561 -$50,510 $395,006
As % of expenses 44.7% 28.4% -2.6% -24.9% 196.6%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $100,612 $146,087 $169,850 $152,631 $595,899
Total revenue, % change over prior year 154.3% 45.2% 16.3% -10.1% 290.4%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 99.9% 100.0%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $69,518 $113,809 $174,411 $203,141 $200,893
Total expenses, % change over prior year 137.7% 63.7% 53.2% 16.5% -1.1%
Personnel 19.8% 23.2% 30.0% 34.6% 61.1%
Professional fees 59.1% 0.0% 13.3% 17.6% 4.7%
Occupancy 0.0% 17.5% 14.5% 17.5% 10.3%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 21.0% 59.4% 42.2% 30.3% 23.8%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $69,518 $113,809 $174,411 $203,141 $200,893
One month of savings $5,793 $9,484 $14,534 $16,928 $16,741
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $78,711
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $75,311 $123,293 $188,945 $220,069 $296,345

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Months of cash 8.6 8.6 9.8 6.7 1.7
Months of cash and investments 8.6 8.6 9.8 6.7 1.7
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 8.6 8.6 5.3 1.6 25.2
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cash $49,702 $81,980 $142,019 $113,209 $28,066
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.0% 45.5% 76.2% 1.8%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $49,702 $81,980 $77,419 $26,909 $421,915

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
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

Executive Director

Nancy Phelps

President

Steve Regier

Steve Regier has a passion to help others. He has a deep dedication to this ministry.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Light of Hope Inc

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Light of Hope Inc

Board of directors
as of 02/16/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board co-chair

Steve Regier


Board co-chair

Cindy Griffith

Cindy Griffith

Steve Regier

Mindie Baab

Michelle Bish

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 1/30/2024

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Leadership

No data

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

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

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/11/2023

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 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 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.