HopeKids, Inc.

Mission Statement

HopeKids provides ongoing events, activities, and a powerful, unique support community for families who have a child with cancer or some other life-­threatening medical condition. We surround these remarkable children and their families with the message that hope is a powerful medicine.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments Our HopeDay program of events ensures our HopeKids always have something to look forward to rather than dwelling on what they are dealing with now; chemo, hospital stays, surgeries, therapy etc. Our 5 impact areas are "hope & anticipation" looking forward to the future, "family focus" family spending valuable time together, "community & support" our families meeting families & kids just like them, "safety & acceptance" at our events everyone understands, "economic support" all our events are free. In 2022, our six chapters (AZ, CO, KC, MN, TN, TX) provided 2,648 program events (up 8% from 2021) to 5,557 families. 2022 total program attendance exceeded 60,252 people (up 20% from 2021). In 2022 we enrolled 509 new families to the program (up 69% from 2021) and our passionate volunteers helped us by providing more than 7,721 hours of service.
Current Goals Grow programming across all chapters in a manner that maximizes impact while increasing efficiencies, increasing application rate by 25%, building larger chapters to focus growth in large-capacity events, refining and improving new virtual programming, improving program software capabilities, launching new North Carolina chapter, and build chapter metrics dashboard for statistical analysis.
Community or Constituency Served Families who have a child aged between 0-18 that has a life-threatening medical condition.
Geographic Area Served We have chapters located in Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, Kansas City, Middle Tennessee, North Carolina, and North Texas.

Reports & Finances

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HopeCommunity Program:
Virtual Prorgam:
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Program Services
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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 12/10/2023

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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PO Box 240721
Apple Valley, Minnesota 55124
Phone: 800-319-5845
Website: www.hopekids.org

General Information

Alternative Name: NA
EIN: 86-1042378
Principal Staff: Josh Taylor
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 25
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 25,000
Ruling Year: 2002


Board Chair: Steve Whiteman
Number of Board Members: 6
Board Meetings with Quorum: 6
Average Member Attendance: 6.7

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