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 can be 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 2016, our chapters (Arizona, Minnesota, Colorado and North Texas) provided 1,303 events (up 22% from 2015) to our 3,271 families. Total 2016 program attendance exceeded 59,500 people. In 2016 we enrolled 821 new families to the program (a 65% increase from 2015.)
Current Goals Add Family and Community manager in North Texas chapter to maximize program impact. Add Donor Stewardship Manger to National staff. Launch new chapter in Kansas City (March, 2017) Grow programming across all chapters in a manner that maximizes impact while increasing efficiencies. Work with Evaluation consultant to determine best methods to evaluate program outcomes and conduct. Enroll 800+ new families into the program. Serve more 4,000 families.
Community or Constituency Served Families who have a child aged between 0-18 that has a life-threatening medical condition.
Geographic Area Served Chapters located in Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, Kansas City and North Texas that also serve families from the surrounding states.

Reports & Finances

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Organization Last Reviewed on 12/10/2017

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PO Box 240721
Apple Valley, Minnesota 55124
Phone: (800) 319-5845
Website: www.hopekids.org

General Information

EIN: 86-1042378
Principal Staff: Josh Taylor
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 17
Number of Volunteers: 500
Number of Clients: 19000
Ruling Year: 2002


Board Chair: Dave Osgood
Number of Board Members: 7
Board Meetings with Quorum: 10
Average Member Attendance: 7.2

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