Face of Hope Foundation
12765 S. Tamiami Trail
North Port FL 34287-2055

MISSION: To develop housing for the underserved community in North Port, including veterans, referrals, and our own clients, while meeting immediate practical needs as well;

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 2018
State Registration Yes 0
Financial Summary
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS Letter of DeterminationView
Other Documents
Fundraising EventView
Newspaper Article 1View
Newspaper Article 2View
State of Florida Certificate of IncorporationView
Impact Statement

Goals:  To develop Temporary Financial Assistance, rapid-rehousing opportunities, and permanent housing availability through partnering with contractors and local government.

To see people successfully housed, self-supporting, confident, and productive through cooperative efforts in the community;

To increase donor base through new contacts and social media.

Needs Statement

1.  Veterans Housing Assistance: because our primary focus is now housing for homeless veterans, we need finances to be able to repair and refurbish homes to bring them up to the requirements for housing authorities screening them.  ($5000 per family, $60,000 per year).

2. Our Case Manager is the backbone of our program.  She spends hours serving our clients, searching 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. We need to be able to pay her a living wage ($30,000).
3. Emergency Funding: FOH requires ongoing funding for Temporary Funding Assistance (TFA) for the low or no income, homeless or those facing homelessness, in order to stabilize their financial situation with immediate support as needed.  We have people at our door that need immediate shelter, and we partner with a local motel that provides reduced weekly rates, for which we pay.  This gives our clients time to apply for and get permanent housing without living in their cars or on the street.  ($500 per person or family, $30,000 per year for 5 people).
 4. We will offer short-term training  for clients to learn computer skills, CPR, and Home Health Attendant training, and CNA training with guaranteed employment following the training. Six weeks of training will enable employment earning up to $30,000.  Six week Cyber Security Training with job placement opportunities upon completion of the training ($30,000).
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, builders, and other professional and willing productive citizens of the United States.  We have come together to reach out to those in need and especially those that cannot find help by any other resource. We consider ourselves a support net for Face of Hope Foundation and mentors to those we serve.
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 am passionate to be supporting and helping others. Upon coming to America I started my 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. My work ethic and philanthropy is inherited from my father, a submarine captain and one of three Russian army military professionals handling international cargo shipments, and my mother, a well known physician in the USSR. I willingly am giving my life to help others find a new life.

We work tirelessly to give homeless people places to live, both through temporary shelters and permanent rentals. Clients who come through our doors are immediately registered and their immediate needs assessed. We either give them money to stay in a motel for a short period if they have nowhere to go but a car or under a bridge, or we work with them to place them in an available rental house. Besides housing them, we provide encouragement and direction: learn how to budget, learn how to care for each other, come to our office and enroll in one of several training programs that will lead to a good job and a secure future. 

Budget $0
Category Housing, General/Other Affordable Housing
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated Families 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, more confident, and able to sustain a productive lifestyle.
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.

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.
We offer skills training to include basic computer skills, typing,English, CPR, CNA, Home Housing Attendant, and Cyber Security. All of these classes are short-term (4-10 weeks) and guarantee jobs once they are completed successfully. 
Budget $30,000
Category Education, General/Other Adult Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults Immigrant, Newcomers, Refugees At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success This program will open up doors to the underemployed or untrained people who want to grow and put themselves into a different economic category. Because most of the classes come with guaranteed job placement, it will keep people from languishing hopelessly in the search for work. It will give those who have completed the training the confidence to move forward with their lives and abandon lifestyles and habits that keep them from expecting more from themselves.
Long Term Success The long term success of this program is an extension of the short-term success - consistent employment, growth in their skills and abilities, hope for upward mobility, and the ability to encourage others to consider more training and new job paths.
Program Success Monitoring Our case manager will provide statistics that track the success of the program.  She, along with caring volunteers, will maintain a relationship with our clients who have gone through the program in order to help them as they transition into a more stable lifestyle.
Program Success Examples Tracking success is as simple as meeting with or being in contact with those who have gone through training, procured jobs, and maintained a relationship with our case manager or a mentoring volunteer for a particular length of time. Keeping a job, perhaps moving into a different neighborhood, engaging in community activities, etc., will measure the success of the program.
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.    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 Charlotte, 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 No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
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 Executive Committee consists of Evelyn  Sharon Buck, Secretary, and newly appointed Treasurer, Van Strickland. These three are part of the eight member Board of Directors. When necessary the Executive Committee consults with the full Board by phone or email in between the regularly scheduled meetings.  As of December 2017 the Board will meet every two months (March, May, July, September, November).
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
James Van Strickland Self-employed (Van's Kitchen & Bath LLC)
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
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Start Month Jan
Fiscal Year Start Day 01
Fiscal Year Begins 2018
Fiscal Year End Month Dec
Fiscal Year End Day 31
Fiscal Year Ends 2018
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
IRS Form 990s
990 Revised2016
990 EZ2015
990 EZ2014
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 12765 S. Tamiami Trail
North Port, FL 34287 2055
Phone 941 284-3734