A Little Hope, Inc.

aka A Little Hope Foundation   |   New York, NY   |  www.alittlehope.org

Mission

A Little Hope, Inc. is a national 501 (c) (3) not for profit, publicly supported foundation whose mission is to provide bereavement support services and grief counseling to children and teens who have experienced the death of a parent, or loved one, regardless of the circumstances of the death.  

Richard H. Schimel, a founding board member and President of ALH (since 2006) has pursued the resources for our mission to extend beyond our local area.  His passion and boundless energy have inspired our volunteer board of directors, gala volunteers and our corporate and individual supporters.
      
Amy Liebman-Rapp, M.S.Ed.,CT is a nationally known grief educator-counselor and childhood bereavement specialist. She is a founding board member and the former managing director (2006-2014).

Her current professional memberships include ADEC (Association for Death Education & Counseling-Certified Clinical Thanatologist) and ACA (American Counseling Association. She is a past member of the Adjunct Faculty of The College of New Rochelle Graduate School (Human Services Division/Gerontology) and has served as a provider for both the New York State Child Care Educational Incentive Program and CT after the tragic events of September 11th. She also served as a temporary caseworker for the American Red Cross of Greater New York Family Gift Program Long Term Recovery Project.

Ruling year info

2002

President

Mr. Richard H. H. Schimel

Vice President

Tanhya Vancho

Main address

c/o Sanford Weintraub One Penn Plaza Suite 3000

New York, NY 10019 USA

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EIN

01-0598889

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

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Granting Program - Inclusion Initiative and Suicide Loss Family Camp in Partnership with Comfort Zone Camp

The grant application process is by invitation only. The annual granting process commences during the 4th quarter of each calender year.

Population(s) Served

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To reach as many marginalized and unserved youth in our cities and rural areas as possible.
Expand existing independent bereavement centers to multiple locations with their state - with each location having the ability to sustain itself financially.

1. Partner with existing organizations that are already financially sustainable in location of origin.
2. Bring in our consulting team of NFP experts to facilitate these expansions throughout the county.

While we receive many unsolicited requests to apply for funding, who meet the following criteria:
1. Organization has strong community support;
2. Growth in the number of children attending the program from year to year;
3. Organization offers a School Outreach Program;
4. Extensive training program for volunteers;
5. Verification of credentials of professionals running the program(s);
6. Offer grief counseling or have strong referral sources
7. Camps offer on-going after camp support programming.

A Little Hope, Inc., is the first national organization dedicated to raising awareness and the money to advance the growth of children's grief support and the expansion of bereavement centers and camps for grieving children and teens in the United States. In 14 years, we have grown from a regional organization funding 5 bereavement programs in the NY tri-state area, into a national foundation that has funded a total of 90 organizations in 38 states. We have helped provide services for more than 250,000 American children, teens and young adults.

We have been successful due to our experience in children's bereavement, strategic planning and our ability to build close relationships with many community based bereavement organizations.

Financials

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A Little Hope, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 3/2/2017
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Board co-chair

Richard H. Schimel


Board co-chair

Tanhya Vancho

Richard Schimel President

Sterling Ridge Capital Management

Tanhya Vancho Vice President & Secretary

Sanford Weintraub, CPA, CFP Treasurer

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

George Benko IT Director

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Kevin Gahwyler Volunteer Coordinator

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Randall McCallum Board Member

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Scott Kaplan Board Member

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Evan Michaels Founder

Whitney Michaels Founder

Jennifer Brenner Board Member

Keith Brenner Board Member

Sterling Ridge Capital Management

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes