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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: International, International Relief

Mission: Tangible Hope Foundation is a fully licensed non-profit organization operating in the village of Koffele, Ethiopia and a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization located in San Francisco, California which currently funds our efforts in Ethiopia. It is our intension to replicate our model and mission in areas of the world where girls and women are marginalized. Currently we have focused on empowering and protecting young girls living in poverty in rural Ethiopia by advancing their rights through education, medical care and nutrition. It is our goal that this generation of women, in the world, will inspire and lead those around them and the next generation out of poverty and into a world of opportunity.

Target demographics: Underprivileged Young Girls

Direct beneficiaries per year: 100 Young Girls

Geographic areas served: Ethiopia

Programs: Tangible Hope is currently serving 100 young girls in Kofele, Ethiopia. By continuing to grow our sponsorship base and forming new partnerships, our goal is to increase the number of girls by at least an additional 50 girls yearly so we can continue to provide and expand our after school programs as well as improve hygiene and provide a nutritious meal daily in the years to come. By also engaging the girls families socially and monetarily, by suppling grains and cooking oils, the families are more willing to keep the girls in Tangible Hope Foundation’s sponsorship program instead of making their daughters abandon school to help support the family. Using this model Tangible Hope strives to empower young girls to realize their full potential and to help put an end to the social norms in Ethiopia.

Community Stories

16 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Kim R.3

Donor

Rating: 5

Lily's passion for changing the lives of these girls -- and the family and community that surrounds them -- is absolutely contagious!! When I started funding Hopi, the young girl she paired me with, I had no idea how utterly moving it would be to hear of her progress later that year and know that I had made such a TANGIBLE difference. There is a thread that goes from my life all the way around the world to Hopi's. Knowing that the funds I have generated here in my very different culture are the reason she can go to school is a miracle in action.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for Tangible Hope at numerous times over the past four years and have seen the organization and the girls it serves grow and flourish. So much of the donations toward Tangible Hope go directly toward the girls, and you can see in the photos alone how much healthier and more confident the girls have become. The approach that Tangible Hope takes is simple but ingenious in that it gets the girls' families and communities completely on board in supporting the girls in their educational goals. I truly believe that the method that they employ is sustainable, effective, and making huge differences in these girls' lives and communities.

Donor

Rating: 5

Lily is a beautiful woman with so much passion and love for her girls. As a volunteer & donor, my family has directly seen her girls become strong, independent young women as a result of Tangible Hope Foundation. THF gives the girls not only education and a safe place to play, but also provides health and nutritional services. Since 2014 my family has been a donor and through my personal friendship with Lily, I have seen the pictures of the girls from Kofele. We've seen the girls nutrition improve, smiles on their faces, books in their hands, clean, new clothes. Lily sent me a text where the girls sang a song to my family. The girls need THF; the girls need Lily. THF is empowering these young girls, breaking the cycle of malnutrition, poverty, and gender bias. I feel so fortunate to have met Lily; this Foundation is truly changing lives, I see it first hand.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I have the tremmendous honor and pleasure to support and work with Lily, Janet and Tangible Hope. They are office mates, as well. From the beginning of her life in Ethiopia, she has been committed to helping the girls in her community rise. With amazing determination, the project has grown to support more and more girls go through the education system. Tangible Hope also inspired us to help design a Health Clinic the we, www.PartnershipsForChange.org, are doing in Liberia. This came from Lily's architectural concept for a circular community center that she is form and building in this community. Tangible Hope also has been recognized for its excellence as an organization in the Silicon Valley/San Francisco Bay Area. It provides Tangible Hope for us all.

Marisa R.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with Tangible Hope for approximately 5 years now. I can honestly say that I've never met a more selfless and dedicated team. THF is a small, grassroots organization where every donation dollar actually goes toward the work that is done. Office space is donated and none of the board members or dedicated THF staff are paid. IT IS ALL VOLUNTEERS!

Tangible Hope has a huge impact on the lives of the young girls they support. Through THF they have the opportunity to go to school (not usually an option for girls), receive healthcare and after-school school tutoring. Tangible Hope gives them a chance to THRIVE and make a better future for themselves.

These young girls achieve a better quality of life, with options for their future that were not possible before. With this they are inspiring change in their region and are also inspired to give back to their communities to help provide the same opportunities to others.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work as the bookkeeper for Tangible Hope Foundation. I was most impressed by the way the funds have so carefully been organized as to make sure that the girls received the maximum assets for them to thrive. You hear about so many organizations that pay so much for administration costs and advertising but Tangible Hope is not that way. This organization has so many people that volunteer their services and time, so as to keep all the profits into the lives of the girls in Ethiopia. The founder, Lily Yoseph, is one of the kindest and genuine persons I know. Her faith and belief has helped these girls realize their dreams that they thought may never come true. Tangible Hope is a nonprofit that you want to get behind because it really makes a difference. This is why, not only do I handle the accounting, but I also sponsor a girl myself.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked as a volunteer with Lily Yoseph and Tangible Hope Foundation for 5 years.
It is amazing to see what was once Lily's inspiration to empower and educate young girls
in the world grow into a viable organization that is now serving 100 girls, their families and
their community. And, girls in another region are now being served. Tangible Hope has been chosen by the local government at the most effective NGO in the region!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I met Lily through my employer who has been a supporter of TH from the beginning. The passion and drive Lily brings to this amazing foundation is incredible. Seeing the girls transform on the outside and knowing they are being transformed on the inside as well is absolutely inspiring. Feeling confident in knowing that 100% of donations go directly to the girls makes TH a non-profit organization thatI really believe in. - Julie Van Hook

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A phenomenal organization that brings attention to young girls in Ethiopia who, once given the opportunity, thrive and grow into exceptional young women. The excellent leadership and truly passionate volunteers have made Tangible Hope an inspirational group that continues to impress with its tireless efforts. Their model, which includes supporting the family of the girls in the program, has proven itself with the success of these amazing young women.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Tangible Hope is Bay Area nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering and protecting young girls and young women by advancing their rights through education, basic medical care, nutrition and sustainable development. By empowering these young women in Kofele, Ethiopia, we are creating a generation of women who can lift the next generation of women out of poverty and into a vibrant life of opportunity. I became involved when I sponsored a young girl over 6 years ago. My best Friend Lily Yoseph, was inspired to start a foundation after a visit to Kofele, where she was born and raised. She was overwhelmed and saddened to see the level of poverty in her hometown and felt compelled to make a difference in the lives of the young girls that lived there - to offer them an alternative. When I started to see these amazing positive changes that were happening with these girls I decided i wanted to do more. I now serve as a Board member, and witness firsthand how these young girls have transformed. The organization gives girls and young women a choice and a voice. Some are now aspiring to be teachers, and doctors in their own community. Lily Yoseph received the Unsung Hero Compassion award by his Holiness the Dali Lama. Please visit the website at www.tangiblehope.org. We are currently working on a project to build a center with a sustainable garden and computer labs to provide a safe haven for the girls after school. Donations can also be directed towards sponsorship. It's amazing to think how friendship and following your heart can lead to positive changes in the world.

1 Jeff53

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Tangible Hope is a very worthwhile organization that is delivering on its promise to help impoverished girls in Ethiopia by providing them with healthcare, after-school tutoring in safe settings and other services to help them succeed in school. I have known Lily Yosef for three years and visited Ethiopia in 2016 so I know how important Tangible Hope's work is over there.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I went to a Tangible Hope Fundraiser and was so impressed by the stories and photos showing the transformation of the girls who are benefiting from the care and education that Tangible Hope provides girls and their families. This is a nonprofit that is making a profound difference. I am the proud sponsor of two girls!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the opportunity to visit the village where the young girls are from who are fortunate enough to benefit from the generous donations to the Tangible Hope Foundation. It was a remarkable experience. For such a small, grassroots organization, Tangible Hope has a huge impact on the lives of the young girls they support. They now have the opportunity to go to school, receive healthcare and after school school tutoring. Tangible Hope gives them a chance to just be children and to thrive in an environment where girls are not valued as much as boys.

These young girls now have a better quality of life with the goal being that they will give back to their families and communities in the future.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Finally a place that doesn't keep your donations to pay salaries. Everyone is a volunteer!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I interned with Lily, the founder of Tangible Hope, for a few months and have nothing but great things to say about her and the work she does. Lily is dedicated and passionate and puts everything into helping build better lives for the girls in Ethiopia. Tangible Hope is doing such amazing work in utterly transforming the lives of girls who would otherwise not have access to education, not have enough food, and suffer from bad health. This organization deserves a huge amount of support because with someone as dedicated as Lily leading it, it has the potential to make a huge positive impact on girls in developing countries.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I met Lily, the founder of Tangible Hope Foundation five years ago. I was so inspired by her
passion and commitment to educate and empower young girls in her birth village of Kofele, Ethiopia that I was compelled to join her on this mission.
Now, I see the Tangible Transformation of the girls from sick, hungry waifs to heathy, happy and literate girls with a bright future ahead for themselves and their community. I am so honored to be a part of it.
Janet Dean