Better Business Bureau Report for
Hope Southern Indiana

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2016
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 2018

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Hope Southern Indiana
Address: 1200 Bono Road
  New Albany, IN 47150
Phone: 812-948-9248
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1967, Indiana
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The mission of Hope Southern Indiana is to partner with the faith based community to best utilize the diverse resources of the whole community to provide a vast array of excellent services and opportunities that promote individual and family stability.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Hope Southern Indiana meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Hope Southern Indiana's services and programs include: Family & Emergency Services--assists individuals and families with food, emergency financial assistance to avoid eviction or the disconnection of basic utilities, seasonal programs, case management, referral services, Veterans services, clearinghouse services in Floyd County and more. Volunteerism/Mission Engagement for all ages such as Youth Groups, Work Teams, National and International Mission Teams, Team-Building Groups for Businesses, Families and Individuals -- in addition to volunteering here, we coordinate opportunities elsewhere in the community. The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)--provides meaningful opportunities for adults, 55 years of age and older, to volunteer. More than 1,000 volunteers strong at 160 sites in 5 counties. RSVP also oversees the Dial-A-Care Program--provides reassuring telephone calls to those who are elderly, alone, homebound or have a disability; Small Home Repairs for the Elderly: Sew-lutions to sew and craft needed items in our community; Ramps to Freedom for need-based individuals who have become disabled; and other informative programming. Youth Development Services--promote the positive development of youth through building developmental assets. Clothe-A-Teen provides several hundred need-based teens with new back to school clothes each year. Youth Development as an area of service is increasingly collaborative and often partners with our Family programming to provide for more than just emergency physical needs, such as: Snack Attack Cafe Partnership which serves children a nutritious snack or meal five times per week during out of school time, at 4-5 various sites in New Albany; Pack the Bus Collaboration which provides NAFCS students on the Federal Free Lunch Program with a new backpack and school supplies, K-8. These areas of programming also blend with Community Redevelopment in New Albany to provide workshops, trainings, seminars, studies and other helpful programming for the local and broader community.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016, Hope Southern IndianaHope Southern Indiana 's program expenses were:

Family Services 608,764
RSVP 203,086
Youth Services 191,614
Total Program Expenses: $1,003,464
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Chief Executive : Angie Graf, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: John Whitbeck
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Banking

Co-Chair of the Board : Mark Ketterer

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:

Board Size: 13

Paid Staff Size: 9

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Fund raising methods include direct mail, print, and website appeals, personal speaking engagements, special events, cause related marketing, and grant proposals.

In addition, Hope Southern Indiana is a Metro United Way member agency.

Fund raising costs were 5% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,185,458, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Hope Southern Indiana's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016.

Ending net assets as reported below include $727,866 in unrestricted net assets, $367,517 in temporarily restricted net assets, and $6,603 in permanently restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $190,141 invested in property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation.

Source of Funds  
Donated Services, supplies, space 611,023
Contributions from the general public 341,567
Metro United Way 153,137
Grants from government agencies 79,731
Gain on investments 2,802
Interest 612
Total Income $1,188,872


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 87%  Fund Raising: 5%  Administrative: 8% 

Total income $1,188,872
Program expenses $1,003,464
Fund raising expenses 58,405
Administrative expenses 86,920
Total expenses $1,148,789
Income in Excess of Expenses 40,083
Beginning net assets 1,061,903
Ending net assets 1,101,986
Total liabilities 41,006
Total assets $1,142,992

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