ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE! I am one of the two who obtained a court judgment against HIH. I've had their website suspended until they remove all mention of my project, as they refused to do so and continued to steal from the unsuspecting public. I am now attempting to collect the monetary judgment of $9,825 which includes court costs and a $5,000 grant issued by the Pepsi Refresh Challenge. DO NOT TRUST THESE PEOPLE - THEY ARE SCAM ARTISTS.
Help is Here started out acting responsibly but then began to refuse to disburse appropriately requested funds without reason. They have defrauded private donors and now refuse to return grant funds to the Pepsi Corporation that were awarded to my project. I gave 30-day notice to terminate due to their material breach of fiscal sponsorship agreement and they refuse to remove my project from their website which is fraud because they are trying to collect funds in the name of my project (Erik's Cause) which is no longer a project of HIH. They are con artists and frauds.
I deposited $ to be used to help people who have sustained Brain Injuries. I made numerous requests for funds and was never transferred a penny. Maggie Baker is a liar and a thief. It is bad when people steal from each other, but to approach small start ups that are trying to do some good in this world and steal the money that is allowing for it, is demonic!
Please be very careful about signing up with Help is Here Inc. - talk with some of us who have had them as a Fiscal Sponsor. They took our money deposited (from well meaning donors), and will not disburse funds for intended purposes, will not give us an accounting of funds and now will not return the money now that we are trying to separate.
There are three reviews for HIH, but one of the 5 star ones is actually for The Zawadisha Fund, a project they are supposed to be helping. We have been contracted with HIH and they have not reimbursed us for one expense. They have been completely unresponsive and unprofessional. Their phones and emails were not working for over a month. Seven other organizations have experienced the same thing. We have filed with the Attorney General in AZ, a detective in AZ, a Small Claim against them, and filed a complaint with the IRS.
Help Is Here Inc. has not fulfilled any of their duties as our fiscal sponsor. To date they have not acknowledged receipt of our donations, nor have they disbursed these funds to our project. We urge anyone who is need of a fiscal sponsor to NOT work with Help Is Here. We are filing formal complaints with the IRS and the Attorney General of Arizona.
For five years I tried to find a nonprofit who was willing to embrace my project and be the fiscal sponsor. Not only Help is Here accepted my project with open arms but also provided all the support I could get. Help is Here also supports other projects and they are committed to their success.
Review from Guidestar