Project HOPE - The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc.

Rating: 3.88 stars   17 reviews

Issues: Education, Health, International

Location: 255 Carter Hall Lane Millwood VA 22646 USA

Mission: It is Project HOPE''s mission to achieve sustainable advances in health care around the world by implementing health education programs, conducting health policy research, and providing humanitarian assistance in areas of need; thereby contributing to human dignity, promoting international understanding and enhancing social and economic development. The essence of Project HOPE is teaching; the basis is partnership. Every year HOPE raises approximately $120 million of resources to support programs around the world. Over 90 percent of these resources are spent on programs. Funds are raised from government, multilateral organizations, multinational corporations, private institutions, and the general public. Until recently, fundraising and recruitment of health care professionals has been principally in the U.S., but since 1990, HOPE has developed new operations outside the U.S.with National Boards in the United Kingdom and Germany.
Programs: Although immediate humanitarian assistance is often an element of its activities, Project HOPE always stresses long-term, systemic solutions to health care problems. Programs cover the development of health care facilities and all aspects of education for nurses, doctors, engineers, and managers. Education initiatives include: health promotion, disease prevention, health care in the community, specialist hospital services, biomedical engineering, health care management, and policy. The focus for Project HOPE programs is currently: Africa, The Americas and the Caribbean, Asia and the Middle East,Central Eastern Europe, and Russia Eurasia. HOPE has experience in over 100 countries around the world, and generally conducts programs in more than 35 differnt countries in any one year. To support a program, Project HOPE actively facilitates partnerships between a number of organizations and individuals who make the program a success, combining expertise, both internal and external, to the host country. This may include government departments, health care institutions, health care professionals, and funding organizations. Each program partner agrees to contribute resources and expertise to achieve the designated health outcomes. The specific design and implementation of a program is undertaken by HOPE health care educators working with their host counterparts. Together, they address critical health care needs while educating others about the successful processes and procedures, which can be adopted. Project HOPE's emphasis is on efficient, effective, solutions for the long term. Please refer to the listing in this directory under Project HOPE - The People-to-People Health Foundation for 1999 financial figures. Project HOPE- The People-to-People Health Foundation replaced the name People-to-People Health Foundation as the legal name.
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Rating: 1 stars  

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I was about to make a donation to Project Hope after reading the evaluation here, but then I remembered to check what the CEO makes. To my surprise he makes over 600K a year ! No employee of any charity should be enriching him/herself to the tune of 600K a year. When I donate to charity, I expect my money to go to those in need not in a CEO's pocket. My money will go elsewhere.

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Have you ever seen Carter Hall where the Project Hope Offices are located? It is one of the most extravagant and historical mansions in Virginia. Why would a charity have their headquarters in such a extravagant, luxurious and historical place? I believe if you dig into their books you will find something fishy.

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I was included in a group that toured Project HOPE's projects in Wuhan, Shanghai, and Beijing China in 2008. I saw first-hand the grateful appreciation of Nursing students at Wuhan University, AIDs patients, the parents of children injured in the Sichuan Province earthquake, the parents of heart patients at the Shanghai Children's Medical Center, and the pleas from the Minister of Health in Beijing.

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Rating: 3 stars  

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I too struggle with giving to this org. and others like it where the CEO receives a salary that seems excessive. on one hand i know that non profits like any body else need to hire competent people to run their organizations and also need to compensate them well to keep them. I know hat they devote a lot of time work and effort on behalf of the org. and probably do a lot of traveling too. however on the other hand they are working for a charity whose goal is to.help people and the more you pay out in salary and administrative expenses is less $ for the mission of the org. also since this is a Charity should not the leaders be expected to make some sacrifices on the matter of salary and benefits vs working for a private company

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take a hard look at the salary issue of the CEO and others

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Rating: 2 stars  

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I am troubled by the excessive pay to the CEO. I believe that charity money should not be used for such high pay.

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