Face of Hope Foundation
13600 Tamiami Trail
North Port FL 34287-2055
To develop housing for clients referred by other agencies and our own Face_of_Hope clients.
CEO/Executive Director Evelyn Gore
Board Chair Dr. Dewith Mayne
Board Chair Affiliation College of Central Florida
General Info
Former Names
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2011
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Dec 2017
State Registration Yes Dec 2017
Financial Summary
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS Letter of DeterminationView
Other Documents
Fundraising EventView
Newspaper Article 1View
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State of Florida Certificate of IncorporationView
Impact Statement

Face_ of_ Hope impacts the lives of the most vulnerable members of our community. We serve low income individuals, families, at risk youth,  isolated seniors, veterans and refugees facing hardship. We connect those in need  with appropriate community resources and services to become independent and self-sufficient through job training and job placement. 

-FoH has served over 4,000 individuals and families in the past two years. 
- FoH participated in area Point In Time homeless count with Suncoast Partnership to end homelessness.
- FoH is documenting clients served into HMIS (Homeless Management Information System)
- FoH serves as ACCESS Community Partner Liaison for the North Port, Warm Mineral Springs, South County area
- Serving Eastern European non-English speaking low income individuals and families in need by bilingual staff.
- Agency known for opening its arms to single men and women, with no or little money who other agencies politely turned away with referrals. 
- Strong community partnership and a team of dedicated staff in our community mission to end homelessness.
Starting in January2018
Vision Statement: To provide housing opportunities for clients who do not qualify for the standard housing marketplace.
Aim Statement: To develop Temporary Financial Assistance and rapid re-rehousing opportunities for each client. 
Needs Statement

1. Our most pressing need is relocation. We have squeezed into 1200 sf five administrative offices, storage for food and clothing, and a 6-station computer lab, virtually on top of each other.  We have located a 5000 sf building that would provide office space, expansion for food and clothing storage,and a more suitable area for educational pursuits. It also has three 2-bedroom apartments and three offices that can be rented, which would give us a sustainable income. ($170,000)

2. Our case manager spends many hours serving our clients screening them for housing and providing transportation, resume writing and locating employment. In addition the case manager must ensure that the HMIS data is entered in a timely manner with the assistance of trained volunteers. ($30,000)
3. FOH requires ongoing funding for Temporary Funding Assistance (TFA) for the low or no income, homeless or those facing homelessness, in order to stabalize their financial situation with immediate support as needed. Some clients require just a small amount of to pay a past due utility bill, while others need a larger amount to rent an apartment or house. ($60,000)
4. Transportation needs for our clients vary from discounted bus passes ($15 per month) to reliable used bicycles. This provides transport for our clients to their jobs.($7,500)
Background Statement
Our outreach was formed in 2010.  In the past year alone we have served over 3157 individuals. A major accomplishment is that 56 families are out of the woods, have roofs over their heads and are off the streets, getting nourishing food and clean housing.
We continue to add and expand community business partners to help with our mission.
Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Sarasota
FL- Charlotte
Areas Served Comments

FoH serves North Port, Warm Mineral Springs, South County of Sarasota and Port Charlotte area of FL.


Service Categories
Primary Org Type Human Services
Secondary Org Type Food, Agriculture & Nutrition
Tertiary Org Type Employment
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
We are a unique group of people from all branches of employment from book authors, to nurses, doctors, religious/spiritual ministers, accountants, educators and other professional and willing productive citizens of the United States. We have a vast array of talent to offer in dealing with the poor and needy population of our under served area. We have come together to reach out to those in need and especially those that cannot find help by any other resource. We assess clients needs and come up with a plan for each person, then assign someone who will partner with him/her, to perform the task we set out to accomplish, and with great success, we might add.
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
Originally from the USSR, I came to the United States 26 years ago. Knowing the state of the country I left behind I decided to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate people in my new homeland. I have a strong devotion and belief in supporting and helping others. Upon coming to America I started her own private enterprise, launching a successful international travel agency. I started the Face_ of_ Hope outreach in 2008 and have successfully helped over 4,000 families with children and single adults plus 135 homeless veterans since moving to our current office in May 2015. Evelyn's work ethic and philanthropy is inherited from her father, a submarine captain and one of three Russian army military professionals handling international cargo shipments, and her mother, a well known physician in the USSR. Partnering with her in her passion to serve those less fortunate, her son Ilya Gore, has joined her to provide assistance with every aspect of the ministry.

Food, Clothing & Essential Items

$100/wk, $ 5,200/yr

Food distribution on Fridays 10AM -1PM, when volunteers unload pallets of food and prepare bags and boxes for about 150 client families per week.

Used clothing, shoes and sneakers in good condition are also displayed for our clients to take. We currently provide food, clothing and other essential items to over 600 individuals and families per month.

Job-related clothing

$100/wk, $5,200/yr

Clients needing to make a good appearance can choose from our donated clothing or purchase new or used clothing from local stores to complete interview and work wardrobe.


$100/wk, $5,200/yr

Toiletries, pampers and other baby related equipment are available as well.

Total $15,600

Budget $15,600
Category Community Development, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success To meet client immediate needs.
Long Term Success Clients should become self-sufficient after joining back into the work force.
Program Success Monitoring Monitoring via client files and the HMIS system.
Program Success Examples Clients who no longer come for weekly food and clothing distribution because their individual or family needs are met.

Bus passes

$20 x 50 = $1,000/mo, $12,000/yr

FOH is the only dispenser of discount SCAT bus passes in the North Port area, and many of our clients are dependent on this mode of transportation. About half of our clients are unable to pay for their bus pass and are given them complimentary until they become economically self-sufficient. Providing discounted bus passes and other transportation needs are essential to our clients allowing for a greater sense of freedom to search for employment and visit their doctors.


$135 per bicycle, new or repair if used, with helmet and a repair kit, 10 units/mo, $1,350/mo, $16,200/yr

Used bicycles in good condition are donated and repaired. In some cases we would purchase new bicycles that are on sale. SCAT busses even have racks to transport bicycles for their passengers.

Gasoline Cards $30 x 50/mo, $1,500/mo, $18,000/yr

Gas cards are necessary for clients who have cars but lack the funds to pay for gas each week until they are economically self-sufficient.

Total $46,200

Budget $46,200
Category Community Development, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served At-Risk Populations Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated
Short Term Success To enable transportation for families and individuals seeking employment or going to a medical appointment, this is an important component of reestablishing oneself in the community.
Long Term Success Clients have found work in other parts of Sarasota County by accessing their discounted monthly bus pass
Program Success Monitoring Many needy people need discounted monthly bus passes which we are able to resell for $15. When a needy person can not afford the fee but shows good intentions we can also provide the bus pass for free with donated funds for such a program.
Program Success Examples We hear reports from our clients that they use these bus passes or bikes for daily transport to the workplace. The need for alternative transportation is growing in South County.

Rapid Re-housing

Six individuals or families in three apartments, two bedrooms and one bathroom per unit, rent $2,700/mo, electricity $500/mo, water $300/mo, total $3,500/mo, $42,000/yr

Clients find themselves in a position of needing a place to stay for “tonight” and have no experience living on the street without shelter. Clients would be stabilized with temporary housing leading to a more permanent solution.

If a bedroom is not available then the client would be housed in a local motel until more suitable arrangements can be made. The cost for a motel room is generally $500 per week.
Budget $42,000
Category Community Development, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success Making sure that a client with no prior homeless experience has a roof over their head is crucial to keeping that person from backsliding away from a stable future.
Long Term Success Clients have needed temporary housing while a more permanent leased unit with adequate funding could be arranged.
Program Success Monitoring We have ongoing case management and financial planning assistance for clients undergoing such a transition from facing homelessness to stable housing situation.
Program Success Examples We have veterans who were homeless now living close by to Face_of_Hope with a stable rental arrangement. They often volunteer here when they are not working in order to assist other agency clients.

Veteran’s Assistance Program

Relocation Assistance and car payments, $5,000/family, one family per mo, $60,000/yr

Our vets deserve special attention and many are in financial need.

Budget $60,000
Category Housing, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success Establishing a residence for a needy family of a veteran is a worthwhile cause. They served our country, and now it's our turn to serve them.
Long Term Success We have placed veteran's families into permanent housing units, but the need is greater than the available funds to continue to do so.
Program Success Monitoring We continue to follow up with these veterans along with the agency that initially referred them to Face_of_Hope. Their long term success is important based on work, savings and meeting the family's financial commitments.
Program Success Examples Numerous veterans have established themselves into long term housing providing stability for themselves and their deserving families.
Program Comments by Organization Serving within our community gives us a great sense of gratitude.  We network with other community partners to serve our neighbors and those in need.  We believe that what we all contribute to the area helps give people back their lives and makes the community a better place to live.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Evelyn Gore
CEO Term Start Feb 2010
CEO/Executive Director Email faceofhope211@gmail.com

Originally from the USSR, Evelyn  is a dynamic business woman  multi-lingual in English, Russian and  Ukrainian. She began her working  career at the age of 16, and by age 22 Evelyn was elevated to the position of manager for VIP's at the Black Sea Port Club in Odessa. She earned a Masters Degree in Education and Business Administration from the University of Leningrad and operated a very successful international travel agency for over 20 years in NYC.  She has volunteered countless hours for many non-profits including  the United Way.
Evelyn founded the Face_of_Hope Foundation in 2008.  As an international project and the first of many charitable quests, Evelyn planned to give people in her adoptive Ghana West Africa community of Gomoa Techyam, west of Accra, the knowledge and tools needed to take charge of their families and survive the destruction they had experienced by natural disaster.  Through the exhaustive efforts of the FoH founder, funds were provided to FoH from benefactors, the community is now self-sustaining. Evelyn moved to Warm Mineral Springs in North Port, Sarasota County in 2010 where she began the local FoH Community Outreach Program.  Each week FoH provides food to area families in need.  Through her efforts, over 400 families received services such as case management, housing, employment, vocational training and job placements, food, clothing, and children's items (diapers, formula, car seats, clothes and shoes). The future of the South Sarasota community will improve because of the relentless positive efforts of Evelyn Gore and her program.
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Senior Staff
Ms. Paula Bernard Case Manager
Ms. Irina Gnusov
Ms. Amanda Hazel
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 3
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 30
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Suncoastal Partnership, Presbyterian Trinity of Venice, San Pedro Church of North Port, Church of the Nazarene of North Port, COC of Port Charlotte and Sarasota, DCS/ACCESS, SCAT, Charlotte County Homeless Coalition, Gulf Coast Partnership Continuum of Care, 211, JFCF, New Paradigm Foundation, EACH of Port Charlott, Pregnancy Solution, Center of Hope Venice, Catholic Charities, Spiritual Diplomacy
External Assessments and Accreditations
Risk Management Provisions
Commercial General Liability
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government Yes
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Years 1
Strategic Plan Adopted May 2017
Management Succession Plan Yes
Continuity of Operations Plan Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Policies and Procedures Yes
Management Comments by Organization Evelyn Gore is the CEO/President having been the founder of FOH. The ongoing Executive Committee consists of Evelyn and Frank Pomeranz, Treasurer, and Sharon Buck, Secretary. These three are part of the nine member Board of Directors. When necessary the Executive Committee consults with the full Board by phone or email in between the regularly scheduled meetings that are scheduled yearly that take place every six weeks.
Multi-Media Comments by Organization Find us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/face_of_hope211
Other Documents
Board Chair
Board Chair Dr. Dewith Mayne
Company Affiliation College of Central Florida
Board Term June 2015 to June 2018
Board Chair Email mayned@cf.edu
Board Members
Board Members
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 5
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 3
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 5
Board Meeting Attendance % 87
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Standing Committees
Board Development / Board Orientation
Governance Comments by Organization Like most organizations that run on volunteer help and board governance, we are constantly faced with the challenge of stretching our funding to meet all the needs of the organization. For us, that mainly entails paying our staff, who are often donating more time than they are financially compensated for.  This is a  challenge for us that we feel must be met so that they will stay with us and continue to supply us with their expertise and talents in reaching out to those with far greater basic needs in our community.  It is our desire that we remove transients from our streets and woods, not just to 'get rid' of them but to help them secure housing, food and hygiene and medical services. This will keep down the spread of  disease and famine running rampant in our own backyard.  Those are our goals. 
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 $170,000.00
Projected Expenses $170,000.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations Yes
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign Yes
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? Yes
Campaign Purpose
The building we are looking at has 5000 sf, to expand our office space, food and clothing storage, and computer lab and offer job training on site. It is centrally located in order to serve and expand our client base.
Campaign Goal $400,000.00
Campaign Dates Sept 2016 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 30000 as of Mar 2017
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$305,841$92,875$48,425
Administration Expense$0$53,940$98,280
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.111.161.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%63%33%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$68,791$29,321$6,271
Current Assets$23,756$7,923$2,871
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$11,011$1,731$1,000
Total Net Assets$57,781$27,590$5,271
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $339,434Contributions, gifts, grants $126,111Program Service Revenue $131,783
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $0Program Service Revenue $34,529Contributions, gifts, grants $14,636
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $0In-Kind Donations $9,4150 $0
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $0 - $50,000
Co-CEO/Executive Director Compensation N/A
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.164.582.87
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization Our financial challenges are space and funding. We are in a capital campaign to purchase a large building that will enable us to expand from our 1200 sf space where we house offices, food and clothing storage, and a computer lab and barely have room to function. The building we hope to purchase has 5000 sf of space, three rental apartments and three rental offices. It will not only allow us to expand and grow, adding programs that will benefit our clients and help change their lives, but will provide us with an income base.  At the present time we look to foundations, grantors and donors for funding, as well as holding our own fund-raising events. On April 29th,  2017,  we are holding a fund-raising banquet at the Jacaranda West Country Club, 1901 Jacaranda Boulevard, Venice FL. If you are in the area, you are welcome to participate and learn more about our work.  Please reserve your seats by calling 941-284-3734 or visit our website at www.faceofhope211.org.
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information for 2013 was taken solely from audited review, as the organization filed a Federal 990-N for that year. In-Kind Donations are included in total revenue.  For 2014, the financial information was taken from Federal 990-EZ. Tax return and audited financial statements for 2014 do not reconcile. In 2015, the value of in-kind donations is included on the Federal 990-EZ under Other Revenue. 
Nonprofit Face of Hope Foundation
Address 13600 Tamiami Trail
North Port, FL 2055
Phone 941 284-3734