Hope Haven Inc

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Hope Haven is an accredited resource for disability services and advocacy. We offer service programs and support to meet a broad range of needs for children, adults, and families - from physical, mental, and intellectual to residential, vocational, and spiritual. Our passion to make a positive, lasting impact on the lives of those we serve is evident in all that we do. Our programs are present in communities around the Midwest, and our international outreach extends to 109 countries. Keep reading for descriptions of our available service programs.

Community Living - Providing a variety of residential services and supports to enable individuals to participate in the community with the highest possible degree of personal autonomy.

Employment Services - Partnering with individuals to develop work skills and behaviors needed to join the workforce and become a part of the community.

Mental Health & Recovery - Establishing stability and hope for individuals with diverse behavioral and mental health needs.

Day Habilitation - Engaging participants in developing or maintaining life skills and community integration through meaningful and educational social activities.

Spiritual Support - Encouraging the pursuit of spiritual development through church integration, Bible study, prayer, and retreats.

International Ministries - Since 1994, Hope Haven has been manufacturing and distributing wheelchairs to children and adults worldwide.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Hope Haven
1800 19th Street
PO Box 70
Rock Valley, IA 51247

Website: hopehaven.org

Phone: 712-476-2737

Email: contact@hopehaven.org

Organization details

EIN: 420890017

CEO/President: Matt Buley

Chairman: Ron Boote

Board size: 2


Ruling year: 1967

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1997


Hope Haven is community committed to the special creation of God that is the human being; encouraging the realization of dreams, desires, and aspirations; valuing gifts, talents, and contributions; sharing accountability for individual and community growth.

Mission statement

As followers of Christ we unleash potential in people through work and life skills so that they may enjoy a productive life in their community.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating190 of 102211 of 76
Fund acquisition rating564 of 102436 of 76
Resource allocation rating225 of 102416 of 76
Asset utilization rating186 of 102210 of 76

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$9,306,513$8,773,285$9,038,475$7,491,180$8,744,359
Short-term investments$1,070,174$1,051,561$1,022,159$357,564$302,883
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$17,757,592$17,651,330$17,001,843$15,477,998$13,703,872
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$12,540,974$11,574,009$11,579,681$10,759,821$11,197,401
Other long-term assets$246,721$308,936$232,636$244,107$156,715
Total long-term assets$12,787,695$11,882,945$11,812,317$11,003,928$11,354,116
Total assets$30,545,287$29,534,275$28,814,160$26,481,926$25,057,988
Payables and accrued expenses$2,410,610$2,488,925$2,750,568$2,696,382$3,196,779
Other current liabilities$325,057$256,843$200,965$333,235$381,438
Total current liabilities$2,735,667$2,745,768$2,951,533$3,029,617$3,578,217
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$1,093,617$741,888$645,145$689,013$813,088
Total liabilities$3,829,284$3,487,656$3,596,678$3,718,630$4,391,305
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$26,455,905$25,929,219$25,102,730$22,391,829$20,414,861
With donor restrictions$260,098$117,400$114,752$371,467$251,822
Net assets$26,716,003$26,046,619$25,217,482$22,763,296$20,666,683
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Total contributions$2,672,821$2,440,035$3,768,580$2,650,601$3,184,781
Program service revenue$42,053,940$42,298,110$39,034,229$36,746,845$36,090,347
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$134,383$383,586$490,571$22,523$123,624
Other revenue$709,345$935,071$925,285$922,428$946,506
Total other revenue$42,897,668$43,616,767$40,450,085$37,691,796$37,160,477
Total revenue$45,570,489$46,056,802$44,218,665$40,342,397$40,345,258
Program services$38,648,819$39,076,075$37,009,141$34,135,783$34,070,688
Management and general$5,637,754$5,493,845$4,114,175$3,521,167$3,284,190
Total expenses$44,877,498$45,221,870$41,766,438$38,259,062$37,962,492
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Surplus (deficit)$692,991$834,932$2,452,227$2,083,335$2,382,766
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$692,991$834,932$2,452,227$2,083,335$2,382,766


Matt BuleyCEO$239,559
Loy Van't HulKey Employee$162,254
Terry MeyerCFO$124,799
Calvin HelmusFormer Emplo$106,113
David van NingenFormer Direc$15,000

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 2/18/2022. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


Years before Hope Haven became a reality, it started as the dream of four Midwestern forefathers - and it all began over a cup of coffee.

This group envisioned a future full of possibilities for children in their community with disabilities, and were determined to bring their ideas to life. After years of dedication and a series of uphill battles, Hope Haven opened its doors to eleven children in 1964.

From our beginnings in Northwest Iowa, we've grown and adapted - expanding in both services and scope. Today, we're present in counties in Iowa and Minnesota, and our International Ministries impacts the lives of people in 109 countries.

We continue to develop and refine programs to accommodate ongoing needs, and remain committed to empowering others to recognize, appreciate and share their talents.

1959 - The concept for Hope Haven emerges in Rock Valley, Iowa.

1964 - Hope Haven is established, serving 11 children with three staff members.

1968 - Work Training Center opens, offering real work opportunities and training for adults with disabilities.

1983 - First three residential sites are built.

1988 - Mental Health & Recovery services are established.

1994 - International Ministries begins, providing mobility through worldwide wheelchair distributions.

1998 - The Work Training Center becomes Double HH Manufacturing.

2001 - The KidChair Wheelchair is introduced and begins distribution around the world.

2010 - Employment services expand into Worthington, MN through the acquisition of The Achievement Center (TAC).

2014 - Expansion into Spirit Lake and Estherville regions through the acquisition of Echo Plus.

2015 - Partnership with Sunshine Services begins in Spencer, IA.

2018 - Faith, Hope & Charity of Storm Lake, IA becomes a division of Hope Haven.

Program accomplishments

Over 50 years ago, Hope Haven opened its doors as a school for children with disabilities in Rock Valley, Iowa. Currently, services are available in over 15 communities in the Midwest, and we've delivered 130,000+ wheelchairs to those in need around the globe.