Governance and Financial Accountability

Children’s HopeChest is deeply committed to financial integrity and ensuring that our donors’ dollars are carefully managed and leveraged for the most impact possible.

We are a member in good standing of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. In accordance with their standards and principles, we are governed by a Board of Directors. Our board has full fiduciary responsibility for the organization and takes active steps to safeguard our financial, spiritual, and programmatic integrity.

In accordance with best practices, the board has established an Audit Committee to oversee our annual audit and preparation of our IRS Form-990 tax return. Those documents are posted here in PDF format for your review. Some of these files are large, so they may take a few moments to load in your browser.

We take transparency and financial integrity seriously. Below are some validated, third-party ratings on our financial accountability:

  • HopeChest is ranked 3 out of 4 stars on Charity Navigator
  • GuideStar ranks HopeChest as a Platinum level Participant
  • Excellence in Giving has given HopeChest a “Certified Transparent” rating
  • HopeChest is certified Best Christian Workplace

Financial Statements with Independent Auditors’ Report


IRS Form 990 Return of an Organization Exempt from Income Tax

2016 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report

In January of each year, we will prepare annual reports of giving in the prior year for all donors who contributed $250 or more.  The giving reports will be mailed by January 31 each year.  Please consult with your tax preparer or accountant to determine the tax-deductible value of your gifts.

View our Record Retention and Destruction Policy here.