Giving Hope Corp
2203 Tamiami Trl S
Giving Hope Corp. believes that all organizations should work together with the community as one to assist the working homeless in our community. By offering showering facilities, clothing and other resources to those in need in our community, these individuals can better themselves and establish goals to find a home off of the streets. 
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Mr Marc Marois
Board Chair Affiliation President
General Info
Organization DBA
Giving Hope Thrift Store
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2011
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Feb 2018
State Registration Yes 2017
Financial Summary
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS Letter of DeterminationView
Impact Statement

1) We had an individual who was homeless come in to our resource center in order to use our showers before job interviews. By being able to maintain their personal hygiene, this person had the confidence to walk into job interviews ready for success. They successfully were hired for a position and the income they have now provided them the opportunity to rent a room and have a place to call home.

2) After three homeless individuals came to our center to volunteer in exchange for showers and laundry facilities, it was noted that all three had an incredible work ethic. They were hired on through the thrift store, which enabled them to have a steady income to afford a place to live, getting the off the streets.

3)  Venice Moms Helping Hands, a community service group in our local area, needed a central location for families in need to be able to pick up and drop off clothing, food, diapers and other items. We offered them an empty space in back of our resource center for them to work out of for free, and in turn they have been able to help families all over Sarasota county with basic needs. This past Christmas, Venice Moms collected enough gifts and groceries to help 160 children have gifts under the tree, and over 70 families received a frozen turkey and a box of groceries for a holiday meal.
Our goals for the next year are to obtain the funds to maintain our resource center, as the rent is high and utility costs are higher. In addition to partnering with Venice Moms Helping Hands to better serve the community, we would like to raise the funds to purchase mobile homes that can be furnished for affordable, emergency housing. 
Needs Statement
We have a variety of needs at Giving Hope Corp. Along with funding for monthly rent, there are a number of expenses that we could use help with.
1. The annual water bill is roughly $4,500 per month.
2. We are hoping to install five additional washer and dryer units for our clients, the cost of the appliances and the permits is about $8,000.
3. To add additional resources for our clients, we are hoping to raise $2,500 for computers to connect our clients with housing, food and health benefits as well as employment.
4. We are always in need of laundry soap, shampoo, soap, conditioner, tooth brushes, tooth paste, diapers, wipes and other personal hygiene items. This is roughly $500.
5. In order to run the nonprofit most effectively, we need office supplies and printing supplies which runs about $800.
Background Statement
Our organization is not only about providing resources for the homeless, it's also about educating the local community. Often times those that are homeless are in the situation through no fault of their own. The loss of income from losing a job, having an illness, or getting behind on bills can cause a ripple effect that leads to homelessness. We are not here to judge people for their past, we are here to give them a hand up when they need it most. By giving these people a place to maintain their personal hygiene through our showers and laundry facilities, we are keeping them healthy and clean enough to maintain their jobs or obtain a new job to get out of the cycle of homelessness. 
Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Sarasota
FL- Charlotte
Areas Served Comments Osprey, Nokomis, Venice, Englewood, North Port and Port Charlotte
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Human Services
Secondary Org Type Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Tertiary Org Type Human Services
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
As a single father of two sons, I suffered a financial crisis in 2008 when the economy crashed. I was faced with living in and out of hotels, before my father gave me a hand up. I've experienced what my clients are going through and wish to pay forward the generosity shown to me. It's difficult managing two stores and trying to find ways to stay funded, but I have faith in our community to pull together for those who need it the most. 
Description We offer showers and other personnel hygiene items for the working homeless, working poor and the homeless that are looking for employment.  We also offer the showers for any homeless family with school age children. 
Budget $10,000
Category Human Services, General/Other Human Services, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Homeless Homeless Homeless
Short Term Success We have people that work various jobs that live in their car or in a tent.  We have one lady that works at Target and lives in her car did not have a shower in months.  She washed her hair at a laundromat and used Wet Ones to bathe.  The showers gave her " HOPE" that someone cares.  You do not know what a shower can do to someone and how their attitude changes.   
Long Term Success The homeless that uses the Resource Center are the homeless that do not want to be homeless. The use of the Resource Center will help them get a job or keep there job and eventually getting a better job so they can move off the streets to a place to live. 
Program Success Monitoring We talk to our clients.  Most of them volunteer at the Resource Center.  They become are family and we care about them.   
Program Success Examples At the present time we have about 15 people that use the showers and that number is growing.  Some of the places these people work are Target, Walmart, Bealls,  and a country club just to name a few. I had one gentleman that used the showers before his interview ( also we took him to the interview) at a local hotel and know he is employed by the hotel but he still uses the showers because he lives in a tent.  We had a couple that lived in tent and they used the showers and later volunteered at the Resource Center.  I just hired them and now they rent a room in a house. These are good people just fallen on hard times. 
Description Giving Hope works with many other organizations.  Giving Hope take referrals from other organizations on people that need help with furniture and other household items.  Giving Hope will give everything they need to start over when they are moving from the streets to a new home.  Giving Hope can only donate what we have in stock at the Resource Center.  Also the " Hand Up" program offer showers for the working homeless.  This helps the employed homeless keep their employment and have dignity when they go to work.  Giving Hope has been doing some or all of these programs for over a year.  The need for this program is going to be growing.  With so many families barely making it on the low wages they make and the cost of living in our area. More people are going to become homeless or if they get a place to live to put down all the deposits they need for utilities and rent they will not be able to purchase items they need for their home and family. 
Budget $35,000
Category Human Services, General/Other Household Goods Provision
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Homeless Families Adults
Short Term Success Giving Hope has furnished a home for a veteran consist of a father, mother and three children.  They moved from a hotel to a home.  Giving Hope gave them everything they needed, furniture, pots and pans, lamps and bedding.  Giving Hope also gave the kids toys.  Giving Hope does this many times a year.
Long Term Success Giving Hope has done this for over 2 years:  Furnished a home for a family (so they could move from a hotel), gave them furniture, pots and pans, lamps, bedding, toys. 
Program Success Monitoring Continued referrals from new organizations to help out families and the same organizations use us over and over. 
Program Success Examples When a family of any number comes in and the mothers cry, give hug and the rest of the family does the same, you know you impacted someone's life for the better and it is always a positive change for the family.
We are dedicated to strengthening the bonds of our community and enabling families to have access to resources they may need to keep themselves strong and to raise happy, healthy children. Through the use of donations from the community of gently used clothing, furniture, toys and other household necessities, along with donations of grocery items, diapers, formula and more, we are able to provide free services to families who fall between the cracks of criteria for government assistance and other charity organizations.    
Budget $15,000
Category Human Services, General/Other Family-Based Services
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Adults Families
Short Term Success This past Christmas, Venice Moms Helping Hands provided holiday meals for over 70 families and Christmas gifts for just over 160 children. On a weekly basis, families have come into the center to receive groceries, over the counter medications and more at no cost to them.
Long Term Success With families having access to these items, they can use their income to focus on the bills that need to be paid instead of worrying about where they will get clothing or groceries.    
Program Success Monitoring Donations that are dropped off or picked up are written down as they occur. The families register with a short survey upon walking in, and one of the volunteers establishes a relationship to provide support and encouragement throughout their experience with us.    
Program Success Examples *Kaylin (name changed) recently suffered a family tragedy that left her unable to afford groceries and household goods. She was able to come into the center and receive a week's worth of groceries, clothes for her children, laundry soap and a gift card donated for her to be able to afford her electric bill.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email N/A
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Senior Staff
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 10
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes


External Assessments and Accreditations
Risk Management Provisions
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Continuity of Operations Plan Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures Under Development
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr Marc Marois
Company Affiliation President
Board Term Nov 2010 to Nov 2025
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Mrs Anna Bruner Secretary
Mr Marc Marois President
Mr Thomas Wells Treasure
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 3
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 2
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 20
Board Term Limits 3
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 5
Board Meeting Attendance % 100
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Under Development
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Start Month Jan
Fiscal Year Start Day 01
Fiscal Year Begins 2017
Fiscal Year End Month Dec
Fiscal Year End Day 31
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $60,000.00
Projected Expenses $56,000.00
Organization has Endowment No
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$1,190$1,602$4,276
Administration Expense$8,058$108,944$13,287
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.100.960.96
Program Expense/Total Expenses13%1%24%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%--0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$0$1,984$0
Current Assets$0$692$0
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$0$1,984$0
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $10,208Gross Profit from Sale of Inventory $106,030Contributions, gifts, grants $16,843
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $00 $00 $0
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $00 $00 $0
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets--0%--
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from the organization's unaudited compilations and Federal tax returns.
Nonprofit Giving Hope Corp
Address 2203 Tamiami Trl S
VENICE, FL 34293
Phone 941 496-7800