Project HOPE

As a global health and humanitarian relief organization, we place power in the hands of health care workers to save lives across the globe. We empower health care workers to expertly implement and teach innovative lifesaving solutions in times of need and into the future.

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OAKLAND, CA – EIN 530242962  projecthope.org

Project HOPE began as the S.S. HOPE, the world’s first peacetime hospital ship, in 1958. Over the next 14 years, the S.S. HOPE made 11 voyages to provide care to vulnerable communities around the world. Today, the spirit of the S.S. HOPE lives on in our land-based programs and in the dedication of our team members and volunteers, who work every day to empower local health care workers in communities that need it most.

For more than 60 years, Project HOPE has transformed the health and well-being of people and communities around the world. We work on the front lines of the world’s health challenges, partnering hand-in-hand with communities, health care workers and public health systems to ensure sustainable change.

Healing people. Transforming lives.
As the world’s population rises, a growing shortage of health care workers threatens to undermine incredible gains in global health. We’re building a different world: a strong and resilient global community of health care workers who practice innovative solutions in their communities — and then pass them on to others.

Project HOPE places power in the hands of local health care workers to save lives around the world. Whether training midwives in Sierra Leone, outfitting hospitals in Indonesia, or resupplying clinics devastated by disaster, we are committed to empowering health care workers with the support they need to heal people who need it most.

We also believe in long-term solutions that transform lives and communities. Ending preventable deaths of mothers and newborns. Putting an end to AIDS and Tuberculosis. Strengthening health care systems to withstand disaster. Advancing health policy that can change lives.

Project HOPE works in: disasters and health crises; infectious diseases; noncommunicable diseases; maternal, neonatal and child health; and health policy.

– In disaster, crisis and beyond, HOPE is there: providing direct health care services, equipping clinics and hospitals, training local health care workers, and delivering solutions that help people access the health care services they need.

– When disaster strikes in places like the Bahamas and Mozambique, our emergency response teams are on the ground — providing care for evacuees and supporting local health care systems through recovery.

– When mothers and babies are at risk in places like Sierra Leone and Indonesia, HOPE trains nurses and midwives with the skills they need to save lives.

– When refugees and migrants cross the border looking for a better life, HOPE supports the health systems that will take them on.

Wiki

Project HOPE

The Hospital ship SS Hope
Project HOPE member gives a Salvadoran boy a fluoride treatment at the Canton la Sunza school, 2008
A volunteer nurse from Project Hope checks a patient's vitals in Ghana, 2012

Project HOPE (Health Opportunities for People Everywhere) is an international health care organization founded in the United States in 1958; a humanitarian NGO, its founding and early years received strong support from private sector businesses and the U.S. government.[1][2]

Industries, such as the Ex-Cell-O Corporation, used highly-publicized giving to Hope to promote their image and win business in America and also overseas. American government actors and agencies, from Eisenhower to Kennedy to USAID, saw Hope as an ideological Cold War weapon to fight communism, place America on the international stage, and garner public approval.[3]

Its most visible project was the SS HOPE, the first peacetime hospital ship (converted from the USS Consolation (AH-15)). The SS HOPE was retired in 1974, after sailing to Indonesia, South Vietnam, Peru, Ecuador, Guinea, Nicaragua, Colombia, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), Tunisia, Jamaica, and Brazil. On these voyages doctors, nurses, and technical staff provided medical care and training to people in each country visited. In its early years, there was muddling of humanitarianism with other agendas, e.g. business interests and fighting the Cold War.[3] Although not necessarily directed by the CIA,[1] multiple sources report that Project HOPE had been used as a CIA front organization.[4][5][6] Charges of "shocking" American commercialism being exploited abroad by Project HOPE's administration were also levied.[1] Project HOPE has been criticized for these conflicts of interest and noted to be "a cautionary tale for development organizations seeking mass appeal now."[3]

The SS HOPE was not replaced, and emphasis switched entirely to land-based operations. Today there are organizations in Germany and the United Kingdom, in addition to the original organization in the United States. Project HOPE helps different developing countries in efforts to eradicate infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. They also help educate parents on how to prevent and treat diseases for their children and themselves, and also train health professionals. Project HOPE also sets up village health banks, which give small loans to women so they can improve their health and family's health. The village health banks also educate women on health.

Project HOPE is headquartered at Carter Hall in Millwood, Virginia.

Mission

Project Hope volunteer examines the hand of a Nicaraguan woman at a medical clinic at Juan Comenius High School

Project HOPE works to achieve sustainable advances in health care around the world by implementing health education programs and providing humanitarian assistance in areas of need. Project HOPE is unique among international organizations in that we have always worked across the health spectrum in a wide variety of settings, from the family and community levels to the tertiary care level, training traditional birth attendants and community health volunteers where resources are limited and cardiac surgeons and biomedical engineers where technology is appropriate. Project HOPE addresses infectious diseases, health professional education, women's and children's health, humanitarian assistance, and the need for health systems and facilities.[7]

Sites

Project HOPE has programs in the following countries:

Africa

  • Benin
  • Egypt
  • Ghana
  • Liberia
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Africa
  • Tonga

Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Belize
  • Brazil
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Peru

Asia and the Pacific

  • Bangladesh
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Kiribati
  • Marshall Islands
  • Philippines
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands

Central and Eastern Europe

  • Albania
  • Czech Republic
  • Hungary
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Kosovo
  • Macedonia
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Ukraine

Middle East

  • Egypt

Russia/Central Asia Region(CAR)

  • Armenia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Turkey

Navy Missions 2009

  • Antigua
  • Colombia
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Ghana
  • Haiti
  • Kiribati
  • Liberia
  • Marshall Islands
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Tonga
  • Solomon Islands
  • Western Samoa
  • Vietnam

[8]

Recent events

  • 2005 — When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, HOPE sent volunteer medical response teams to the area, where they provided nursing care to people in need.
  • 2006 — HOPE continues to provide aid to the people on the Gulf Coast who were hit by Hurricane Katrina. In the spring of 2006, they helped staff the U.S. Navy hospital ship, known as the Mercy, with volunteer physicians and nurses to South Asia.
  • 2008 — Project HOPE's Chief Operations Officer, C. William Fox Jr., BG, USA (Ret.), was injured by an IED in Basra where the organization was assisting in building a new Children's Hospital.[9]
  • 2010 — In response to the January earthquake in Haiti, Project HOPE helped to coordinate volunteer medical staffers to fill out the complement of the USNS Comfort.[10]

Collectible card

In October 2020, the digital collectible cards company created a card with American photographer Elliott Erwitt to raise awareness for Project HOPE’s COVID-19 response. The picture on the card shows a pair of medical rubber gloves as a reminder of how exposed health care workers are and as an allusion to Project HOPE's logo.[11] The proceeds from the sales of the card are redistributed to the organization. [12][13]

See also

External links

References

  1. ^ a b c Cunningham, Zachary (March 2008). "Project HOPE as Propaganda: A Humanitarian Nongovernmental Organization Takes Part in America's Total Cold War". Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  2. ^ "Learn about Project HOPE's history". Project HOPE. Retrieved 2019-04-06.
  3. ^ a b c Logue, Teresa (May, 2013). "Hope Springs Eternal?" Agenda and idealism in the symbolization of the S.S. Hope | The Yale Review of International Studies". Retrieved 2019-04-06.
  4. ^ "World Outlook" (PDF). February 17, 1967.
  5. ^ "Cold War CIA Right To Christers' Espionage Organization". www.theassassinatedpress.com. October 15, 2005. Retrieved 2019-04-05.
  6. ^ Nichols, Michael (2004). America Uncensored. Trafford. p. 392. ISBN 1412019907.
  7. ^ Project HOPE: Our Work Archived 2010-02-11 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Project HOPE: Where We Work Archived 2010-07-06 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "Former BAMC commander injured in Iraq".[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ Project HOPE: Our response to Haiti
  11. ^ Scott Latta (2020-10-13). "Supporter Spotlight: Phil Ropy". Project HOPE.
  12. ^ Nadja Sayej (2020-11-09). "Elliott Erwitt: 'Photography is pretty simple. You just react to what you see'". The Guardian.
  13. ^ Rosemary Feitelberg (2020-10-19). "'Works of Imagination' Sale Features Work of Prized Photographers". WWD.

Videos

IRS data by ProPublica Nonprofit Explorer


PROJECT HOPE THE PEOPLE TO PEOPLE HEALTH FOUNDATION INC

BETHESDA, MD 20814-0000 | Tax-exempt since Jan. 1999
  • EIN: 53-0242962
  • Classification (NTEE)
    International Development, Relief Services (International, Foreign Affairs and National Security)
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3)
    Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
  • Donations to this organization are tax deductible.
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2018

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2018

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Dec. 2017

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2017

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Total Revenue

$100,904,584

Total Functional Expenses $99,239,752
Net income $1,664,832
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $94,599,750 93.8%
Program services $2,645,977 2.6%
Investment income $244,219 0.2%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $49,468 0.0%
Rental property income $121,288 0.1%
Net fundraising -$182,493
Sales of assets $3,382,617 3.4%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $43,758 0.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $1,968,438 2.0%
Professional fundraising fees $1,010,956 1.0%
Other salaries and wages $15,971,669 16.1%
Other
Total Assets $49,653,298
Total Liabilities $20,553,649
Net Assets $29,099,649
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Dec. 2016

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2016

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Total Revenue

$119,474,168

Total Functional Expenses $131,376,754
Net income -$11,902,586
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $116,606,108 97.6%
Program services $2,660,487 2.2%
Investment income $273,556 0.2%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $49,893 0.0%
Net fundraising -$223,430
Sales of assets -$97,681
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $205,235 0.2%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $1,833,768 1.4%
Professional fundraising fees $848,466 0.6%
Other salaries and wages $15,372,727 11.7%
Other
Total Assets $48,930,765
Total Liabilities $22,300,014
Net Assets $26,630,751
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Dec. 2015

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2015

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Total Revenue

$62,572,034

Total Functional Expenses $66,230,316
Net income -$3,658,282
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $60,344,853 96.4%
Program services $1,224,692 2.0%
Investment income $776,089 1.2%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $29,032 0.0%
Net fundraising $7,840 0.0%
Sales of assets $185,464 0.3%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $4,064 0.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $1,065,093 1.6%
Professional fundraising fees $418,129 0.6%
Other salaries and wages $6,697,621 10.1%
Other
Total Assets $61,789,257
Total Liabilities $21,666,640
Net Assets $40,122,617
Fiscal year ending

June 2015

Fiscal year ending June

2015

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Total Revenue

$254,338,250

Total Functional Expenses $271,836,866
Net income -$17,498,616
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $250,508,386 98.5%
Program services $2,689,020 1.1%
Investment income $718,101 0.3%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $25,923 0.0%
Net fundraising -$178,300
Sales of assets $476,771 0.2%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $98,349 0.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $2,950,443 1.1%
Professional fundraising fees $857,036 0.3%
Other salaries and wages $14,913,922 5.5%
Other
Total Assets $60,601,171
Total Liabilities $21,733,936
Net Assets $38,867,235
Fiscal year ending

June 2014

Fiscal year ending June

2014

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Total Revenue

$296,774,721

Total Functional Expenses $270,693,253
Net income $26,081,468
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $292,659,151 98.6%
Program services $2,736,944 0.9%
Investment income $606,346 0.2%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $244,620 0.1%
Rental property income $18,306 0.0%
Net fundraising $12,903 0.0%
Sales of assets $483,880 0.2%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $12,571 0.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $2,519,431 0.9%
Professional fundraising fees $358,474 0.1%
Other salaries and wages $13,780,743 5.1%
Other
Total Assets $79,650,848
Total Liabilities $19,037,170
Net Assets $60,613,678
Fiscal year ending

June 2013

Fiscal year ending June

2013

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Total Revenue

$287,195,763

Total Functional Expenses $285,816,601
Net income $1,379,162
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $283,177,427 98.6%
Program services $2,549,657 0.9%
Investment income $740,696 0.3%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $426,025 0.1%
Rental property income -$50,064
Net fundraising -$212,983
Sales of assets $579,739 0.2%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue -$14,734
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $3,098,727 1.1%
Professional fundraising fees $512,632 0.2%
Other salaries and wages $13,297,002 4.7%
Other
Total Assets $50,595,001
Total Liabilities $17,197,322
Net Assets $33,397,679
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June 2012

Fiscal year ending June

2012

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Total Revenue

$217,876,947

Total Functional Expenses $232,520,191
Net income -$14,643,244
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $214,063,777 98.2%
Program services $2,382,684 1.1%
Investment income $873,925 0.4%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $447,036 0.2%
Rental property income $36,716 0.0%
Net fundraising -$297,825
Sales of assets $308,124 0.1%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $62,510 0.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $2,293,532 1.0%
Professional fundraising fees $477,366 0.2%
Other salaries and wages $13,905,314 6.0%
Other
Total Assets $48,287,500
Total Liabilities $20,429,405
Net Assets $27,858,095
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June 2011

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2011

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Fiscal year ending

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2001

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Last Updated: 2020-11-28 08:12