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CROWDRISE : Jun 11, 2010
Tax ID: 95-4378084
BASED: Los Angeles, CA, United States



disrupting: poverty

empowering inclusion

Operation HOPE is a nonprofit organization working to disrupt poverty for millions of low- and moderate-income families across the nation.

Our focus is financial dignity and inclusion. We equip young people and adults with the financial tools and education to secure a better future—coaching them through their personal aspirations and life’s challenges, and facilitating their journey to financial independence.

Through our community uplift model, HOPE Inside, which received the 2016 Innovator of the Year recognition by American Banker magazine, Operation HOPE has served more than 2.8 million individuals and directed more than $2.7 billion in economic activity into disenfranchised communities over the past 25 years—turning check cashing customers into banking customers, renters into homeowners, small business dreamers into small business owners, minimum wage workers into living wage consumers, and uncertain disaster victims into financially empowered disaster survivors.

Our mission connects the legacy of the Freedman’s Bank, established by President Abraham Lincoln more than 150 years ago to integrate all Americans into our nation’s economic life, and the second part of Dr. Martin Luther King’s integration dream—the integration of the dollar, under the banner of “silver rights”—rights to financial literacy, access to capital, and equity of opportunity, for all.

Project 5117 is our multi-year four-pronged approach to combating economic inequality that aims to improve financial literacy, increase business role models and business internships for youth in underserved communities, and stabilize the American dream by boosting FICO scores. It includes educating five million youth through financial dignity programs, empower-ing one million youth through entrepreneurial and career-building programs, establishing 1,000 HOPE Inside locations, and facilitating HOPE 700-Credit-Score-Communities accross the nation.

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