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 2019, our chapters (Arizona, Minnesota, Colorado, Kansas City, Middle Tennessee and North Texas) provided 2,358 events (up 10% from 2018) to our 5,284 families. Total 2019 program attendance exceeded 86,214 people (up 13% from 2018). In 2019 we enrolled 927 new families to the program and launched our new Middle Tennessee chapter in June. Our passionate volunteers helped us by providing more than 7,506 hours of service.
Current Goals Grow programming across all chapters in a manner that maximizes impact while increasing efficiencies. Enroll 1,000+ new families into the program. Serve more 6,00 families. Explore the viability of summer internship program. Expand program statistical analysis and build a metrics dashboard. Conduct chapter program outcome survey. Larger chapters to focus growth in large capacity events. Complete design, testing, and implementation of EMS 3.0.
Community or Constituency Served Families who have a child aged between 0-18 with cancer or some other life-­threatening medical condition
Geographic Area Served Chapters located in Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, Kansas City, Middle Tennessee and North Texas.

Reports & Finances

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 12/10/2020

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, MN 55124
Phone: (800) 319-5845
Website: www.hopekids.org

General Information

EIN: 86-1042378
Principal Staff: Josh Taylor
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 20
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: 6.5

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