Bright Hope International

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Summary

Bright Hope unites Christ-followers from around the world to bring Hope and help to those living in some of the poorest places on Earth. Through our Hope for Today, Hope for Tomorrow, and Hope for Eternity ministry model, we can break the grip of generational poverty, and as we do, we see lives changed and our own hearts grow.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Bright Hope International
33 W. Higgins Rd
Ste. 620
South Barrington, IL 60010

Website: www.brighthope.org

Phone: (224) 520-6100

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 237004991

CEO/President: C.H. Dyer

Chairman: Tammy Massey / Mike Staff

Board size: 9

Founder: Dr. Kevin Dyer

Ruling year: 1969

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1994


Purpose

Bright Hope envisions a world where churches transform their communities by bringing Hope for today, tomorrow and eternity to the extreme, while becoming self-sustainable.

We have been engaging the local church in the fight against global poverty in slums and rural communities for over 50 years. Each community we serve has its own unique needs. Yet, the one thing they all have in common is an established group of Christ-followers. These churches provide an infrastructure that, when engaged and carefully resourced, can transform the community with changed lives, hopeful people, and self-sustainability.

Through our years of experience we have seen the church be courageous in loving those considered unlovable, be generous in times of crisis, and willing to help all peoples regardless of religion, poverty level, ethnicity, gender or tribe.


Mission statement

To bring Hope to the extreme poor (those living on less than $2 a day).


Statement of faith

The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are the inspired Word of God, inerrant in the original documents and of final authority in all matters of faith and practice.

In one God, eternally existent in three Persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

In the full deity and perfect humanity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, His impeccability, His representative and substitutionary sacrifice, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the Father's right hand, His present high priestly ministry and His personal return in power and glory.

That regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely necessary for the salvation of fallen, sinful, and lost humankind. Salvation is a free gift of God's grace received by personal faith through Jesus Christ.

In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the believer is sealed until the day of redemption and is empowered to live a godly life.

The Church is composed of all true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. That these believers are united in Him and in one another by the indwelling Holy Spirit. The Church's chief functions are to glorify God and to witness for Christ until He returns. The local Church is composed of a group of believers in a specific locality who gather in Christ's name for breaking of bread, prayers, fellowship, and teaching.

In the resurrection of the saved and of the lost; of the saved to the resurrection of life, and of the lost, to the resurrection of judgment, eternal and conscious.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating773 of 102260 of 84
Fund acquisition rating849 of 102570 of 85
Resource allocation rating924 of 102578 of 85
Asset utilization rating194 of 102220 of 84

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%11%10%11%8%2%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%11%10%11%8%2%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
99%94%98%99%100%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%11%10%9%8%3%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
1%6%2%1%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
85%74%76%74%76%91%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
93%99%95%115%93%97%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
78%73%73%85%71%88%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
7%1%5%-15%7%3%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
17%2%17%-63%20%20%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
7%15%14%16%16%7%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.522.102.383.602.214.66
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.233.152.939.062.753.47
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.096.636.9832.656.0816.18
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
10.614.509.331.7910.736.82
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.090.220.110.560.090.15
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.681.411.530.161.790.63
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
11%22%32%26%17%30%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%15%28%19%13%26%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
61%37%29%21%38%15%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20212020201920182017
Cash$306,297$370,344$73,201$435,082$328,356
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$15,961$18,646$22,469$22,394$18,616
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$322,258$388,990$95,670$457,476$346,972
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$693,786$751,403$771,440$802,378$857,522
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$693,786$751,403$771,440$802,378$857,522
Total assets$1,016,044$1,140,393$867,110$1,259,854$1,204,494
 
Liabilities20212020201920182017
Payables and accrued expenses$71,568$41,686$53,528$42,617$50,861
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$71,568$41,686$53,528$42,617$50,861
Debt$148,231$319,061$169,061$169,061$315,000
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$148,231$319,061$169,061$169,061$315,000
Total liabilities$219,799$360,747$222,589$211,678$365,861
 
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$720,806$632,163$325,398$703,117$487,782
With donor restrictions$75,439$147,483$319,123$345,059$350,851
Net assets$796,245$779,646$644,521$1,048,176$838,633
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20212020201920182017
Total contributions$2,011,026$2,784,731$2,706,234$2,981,426$5,781,055
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($1,450)$0$0$148($23,625)
Other revenue$140,103$65,561$14,206$7,922$27,790
Total other revenue$138,653$65,561$14,206$8,070$4,165
Total revenue$2,149,679$2,850,292$2,720,440$2,989,496$5,785,220
 
Expenses20212020201920182017
Program services$1,576,958$2,073,434$2,322,600$2,110,307$5,099,630
Management and general$330,177$369,238$510,912$442,903$371,369
Fundraising$228,019$272,495$290,583$226,267$142,403
Total expenses$2,135,154$2,715,167$3,124,095$2,779,477$5,613,402
 
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$14,525$135,125($403,655)$210,019$171,818
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$14,525$135,125($403,655)$210,019$171,818

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
CH DyerPresident, Board Chair$161,937

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020


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History

Bright Hope was founded as Missionary Enterprises by Dr. Kevin Dyer in 1968. The vision for this ministry grew out of his travels to Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union to help poor and persecuted believers.

In the 60's and 70's, Dr. Kevin Dyer made several trips each year taking money, food, medicines, Bibles, and Bible study books to poor believers who were suffering under harsh communist regimes. While he traveled to all the Eastern European countries, he had a particular concern for Romania, as there were hundreds of thousands of believers and the brutal treatment they received from Nicolai Ceauchescu touched his heart.

The primary goal of Bright Hope in those early years was providing immediate help to those in crisis situations. The Lord blessed and developed the ministry for 20 years as the focus was on providing practical help to persecuted Christians. Hundreds of thousands of Bibles and Bible study books were purchased and delivered. Families with husbands and fathers in prison received financial help. Churches where pastors and elders were severely pressured were given special assistance. Missionary Enterprises provided funds to help persecuted Christians all across the world.

In 1989, the walls of communism in Central and Eastern Europe began to fall. Doors opened and people were set free. But Missionary Enterprises' vision was to continue to help those in need in other countries. There were still millions of persecuted believers in China, Vietnam, Cuba and other countries.

In 1993, C.H. Dyer became president of Missionary Enterprises. C.H. brought a fresh passion and vision to minister to the world's poorest people. C.H. gave the ministry the new name of Bright Hope. He is determined to help those at the very bottom of the world's economic ladder by bringing them Hope through providing:

Immediate crisis needs such as food, clothing, medicines etc.
Job skills so people could produce a product and earn enough to break the bondage of poverty
Funds to national evangelists so they could begin churches in poverty stricken areas.

Today Bright Hope helps thousands of the poorest families in the world break out of poverty and come to know the Lord Jesus as Savior.


Program accomplishments

Bright Hope By the Numbers in 2020

147,469 lives impacted

89,696 meals served

5,620 drinking clean water

2,732 received medical services


Needs

The communities Bright Hope serves are in a vicious cycle of poverty and crisis. We believe we need to avoid creating dependency and empower people to lift themselves out of physical, economic and spiritual poverty. We are asking you, our Allies in this fight against extreme poverty, to support our most urgent program needs to empower the poor for today, tomorrow and eternally.