Congratulations to HOPE For All!

June 26, 2024

Hope for All logoThe Standards for Excellence Institute congratulates HOPE For All for earning the Standards basics recognition under the Standards for Excellence: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector.

To earn the Standards basics recognition, HOPE For All went through an application process, which included a review by Standards of Excellence Institute staff to verify that HOPE For All has strong policies for good governance and legal compliance and a well-defined mission with impactful programs.

HOPE For All serves individuals and families who are coming out of homelessness or who need a helping hand and who live in Anne Arundel County or the Brooklyn and Curtis Bay area of Baltimore City.

When people transition from homelessness to affordable housing, they are often met with empty rooms. Through the Turning Houses Into Homes program, HOPE For All accepts community donations of furniture, clothing, kitchen supplies, and household goods and gives them to their clients. In addition, the A Bed to Call My Own initiative provides newly purchased beds.

Everything that clients need is provided and delivered to them without cost. HOPE For All serves hundreds of families, veterans, the elderly, and individuals yearly; over half of their recipients are children. HOPE For All helps empower adults to move forward towards self-sufficiency by turning their house into a home.

Constance Cooper, Executive Director, stated, “The Standards of Excellence allowed us to prioritize our organizational needs and systematically address them so that they work for HOPE For All now and into the future.

Congratulations again to HOPE For All for this achievement.

The Standards for Excellence Institute encourages all nonprofits to check out the Standards for Excellence code and consider applying for accreditation or recognition. A good starting point is the free online self-assessment, which provides a detailed, actionable report, along with links to resources. The Standards for Excellence Institute is a project of Maryland Nonprofits.