Hope For Families
8400 Meadowbridge Road
Mechanicsville VA 23116
Mission Statement
Hope For Families Worldwide is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation which exists to empower a generation of children and their families to bring the HOPE of Jesus Christ to their lives by building spirit, mind, and body and by strengthening the family unit.
Web and Social Media
CEO/Executive Director Amy Foley
Board Chair Heather DiSesa
Board Chair Company Affiliation Optum Health
Contact Information
Address 8400 Meadowbridge Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Telephone 877 564 6443
Fax 804 649 0021
E-mail info@hffworldwide.org
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2008
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $182,000.00
Projected Expenses $161,000.00
Hope For Families Worldwide is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation which exists to empower a generation of children and their families to bring the HOPE of Jesus Christ to their lives by building spirit, mind, and body and by strengthening the family unit.

During 2015, our primary goal was to build stronger relationships with our local ministry partners and campers. As a result, we have participated in many different gatherings as well us visiting with campers families in their homes.  That has led us to explore differently how we walk with these families through crisis and poverty.  We are being intentional about learning to understand the hurdles and road blocks that cause many of our campers families to feel stuck. 

 We are thankful and honored to have partnerships with strong local ministries including Caritas, CHAT, Elijah House Academy, Grace & Peace Ministries, Hanover Safe Place, Miss Marti’s House, STEP, and YouthLife Foundation.  We continue to be humbled to work alongside so many outstanding organizations whose passion is bringing HOPE to the children of Metro Richmond.
We have also been honored to be in partnership with several local churches who have supported the ministry with time, talent, and resources.  During 2015 those churches included Restoration Church, New Highland Baptist Church, Atlantic Shores Baptist Church and Eternity Church.  
In our goal to increase awareness, we've had the privilege to speak at community events and churches, to participate in the Amazing Raise and to schedule a couple of major interviews.
Our fundraising efforts take a significant amount of time, and our goals in fundraising are to share the story, raise money, and have fun doing it.
Lastly, we continue to work on our social platform.  Our desire is to reach many with the news that there is HOPE no matter how hopeless the moment seems.  That everyone is valuable, everyone is created for a good purpose, and that everyone is loved by God.
  1. 10, Large Camp Sponsors ($5000 ea.);
  2. Web & Social Media Manager;
  3. Communications Director;
  4. Storage Facility;
  5. Another week of camp.
In 2005, several families from New Hanover Presbyterian Church in Hanover County, Virginia had a desire to participate in a family mission trip.  After much research and a determination of the greatest need to a missionary supported by our church, it was decided that we would go to Latvia, Eastern Europe to host a residential (sleep-over) summer camp for orphans, street kids, and severely at-risk children.  We connected with a local Latvian ministry, Hope For Families, that offered sanctuary, food, healthcare, showers, clothing and, most importantly, love to hundreds of children in Latvia.
In 2005 twenty-one people from metro Richmond went to host our first summer camp for 65 of the wildest children ever known.  What happened in the trip was paramount to what we do today - in that week, we saw first hand how safety, encouragement and love can transform a child.  Upon leaving we knew we had to return - and we have, every year since.  We now host two back-to-back camps for almost 200 children each summer.
In past eleven years, we've watched more than a thousand children grow up, we've watched radical things happen to many of their lives, and we've seen them have a strong desire to come back and reach out to the children from the very community and circumstances they themselves were in just a few years earlier.
During a mid- year visit in the fall of 2007, a life changing question was asked of us.  We were making sandwiches for the street children, when the leader of the team we work with in Latvia, asked a simply question She asked us what we did for the children where we lived.  Sadly we had to admit to her that we didn't do anything for the children in our own city.  She looked shocked and confused - and she told us that we must immediately share with the children on our community the love we've shared with the children in her country.
The last nine years have been an amazing adventure as we've learned of the enormous need in metro Richmond.  It's been an honor to have the most amazing kids be a part of Camp Hope Richmond, and we've been overjoyed as we've watched lives transform as the children of metro Richmond experience love and encouragement. 
Our goals of Camp Hope have never changed.  We aim to give the children who attend camp the time of their lives - and when they leave camp they know they are valuable, they were created with purpose, and that God loves them.  That's the message that transforms us all!
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Metro Richmond
Richmond, City
Chesterfield County
Hanover County
Henrico County
Board Chair
Board Chair Heather DiSesa
Company Affiliation Optum Health
Term Dec 2016 to Dec 2017
Email heather.disesa@hffworldwide.org
Board CoChair
Board CoChair Regina Brown
Company Affiliation Henrico County Public Schools
Term Dec 2016 to Dec 2017
Email regina.brown@hffworldwide.org
Board of Directors
Board Members
Diane Atkinson Community Volunteer
Regina Brown Henrico County Schools
Heather DiSesa UnitedHealth Group
Amy Foley Hope For Families
Laura Murphy Bon Secours Health Systems, Richmond
Ludwig Shirey Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 5
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 90
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Amy Foley
Former CEOs
David Finch Nov 2008 - Dec 2009
Rev. Shane Roberson Dec 2009 - Dec 2010
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 208
Contractors 0
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 1
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Dec 2011
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Camp Hope has completed it's 7th season this summer, hosting Camp Hope RVA August 9-14!  We've watched camp grow from 40 campers to 130.  We've now maxed out our space and need to add another week of camp to alleviate our growing waiting list.  Camp Hope is a FREE camp for each of our campers and their family.  Camp Hope Richmond campers come from a place of crisis.  Some are homeless, some find shelter in motels, others in section 8 housing.  Many talk of feeling worthless, inferior, and hopeless. Our dream for Camp is that each camper leaves camp knowing they are valuable, they were created with purpose, and that God loves them like crazy (and so do we).  We want them to be full of hope!  We are looking forward to Camp Hope RVA 2016 August 7-12, 2016
Budget $47,000.00
Camp Hope Latvia just finished it's 11th season.  Each summer we host 2 camps, one for teenagers, followed by one for children.  We also have a Jr. Counselor program which enables us to mentor and disciple teens who show great leadership qualities.  Many of the campers who attend camp don't regularly eat 3 meals a day - often times they have to beg for food or go hungry.  Our campers are also victims of abuse - most often by a caregiver.  Alcoholism and suicide are rampant.  Camp Hope gives the youth a chance to step away from their very difficult lives.  Our goal is that they leave camp knowing they are valuable, they were created with purpose, and that God loves them like crazy (and so do we). We are looking forward to our 12th camp season in Latvia, from June 24-July 9, 2016.
Budget $117,000.00
Run by Mudite Mardoka and Tabita Asnevica, these dear women care for hundreds of families who are in crisis, by providing food, clothing, shelter, medicines, support, counseling, and great big hugs!
Budget $25,000.00
Description January 4-8, 2016 we launch our first ever Camp Hope Costa Rica.  We welcomed 59 campers.  It was a fabulous week in the mountains, sharing God's love with some kids who really needed to hear there is HOPE.  
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Budget $30,000.00
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $182,000.00
Projected Expenses $161,000.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$267,111$229,852$162,481
Administration Expense$5,260$3,543$5,768
Fundraising Expense$3,677$4,931$7,322
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.861.131.86
Program Expense/Total Expenses97%96%93%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue2%2%2%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$159,037$197,088$166,761
Current Assets$159,037$197,088$166,761
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$159,037$197,088$166,761
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 5/2016View
Foundation Comments
  • Financial information provided from Form 990s.