A View of Fund Development—Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
HOPE has grown a lot over the 19 years of its existence, and our fund development efforts have evolved along with it.
HOPE now has 20 homes rented directly to 60 individuals allowing them to experience what it means to live independently in their own homes. HOPE now owns over 40 homes leased to care providers in four Regional Center areas with the capacity for 140 individuals who once lived in a developmental center and now live in the community. We also now have two College to Career homes just off-campus of Long Beach City College where 14 students have a real college experience leading to future careers.
We have achieved these accomplishments by relying heavily on grants and one annual event. We continue todo well with our grant development program, which supports both remodeling our homes and our operating expenses. Four years ago we shifted our major annual event from a gala dinner to a golf and tennis tournament. This event has grown each year, and we’ve begun to add other smaller events. This year our golf and tennis tournament again netted over $100,000.
We’ve recently initiated a planned giving program and the HOPE legacy Society. For the future, we’re planning a Capital Campaign to enable us to purchase more homes to rent. In order to support this Capital Campaign, we’re developing both an annual campaign and a major gifts campaign. Updates on all of these important programs will be forthcoming.
We appreciate your generous support of HOPE over the years, and we will soon have many new options for you to continue your support. Providing safe, affordable homes for individuals with a developmental disability is our mission—and we can’t do it without you.