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Heaps of Hope

 60 Walnut Street, Suite 302, C/O Matrix Financial LLC
 Wellesley, MA 02481
[P] (781) 572-6421
[F] (781) 943-4199
www.heapsofhope.org
[email protected]
Holly Walton
INCORPORATED: 2009
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 26-3322857

LAST UPDATED: 05/30/2017
Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

To provide patient and family support to women with cancer.

Mission Statement

To provide patient and family support to women with cancer.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2016 to Dec 31, 2016
Projected Income $40,000.00
Projected Expense $40,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Providing Patient and Family Support To Women With Cancer

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

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For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Overview

Mission Statement

To provide patient and family support to women with cancer.

Background Statement

Heaps of Hope was established on September 16, 2008. Since inception we've provided over $255,000 in assistance to women with cancer. We operate with no paid staff and very little overhead. Our donations come from everyday people. We have no sponsors. The women that we provide assistance to are in treatment for cancer and at the same time struggle with expenses like groceries for their families. With your help, we will continue our mission of providing patient and family support to women with cancer by providing grocery cards, subsidizing the cost of medical and prescription co-payments, and providing a book called "There's No Place Like Hope". (This book is fantastic for a cancer patient. To date, we've provided a gift wrapped book to over 1300 women with cancer who have been treated at the Winchester Hospital.) One of the patients who received a book from us told us "if this was the only assistance that you provided, it would be enough". Most of the women that we've helped are uninsured or underinsured, and some are unable to work as a result of their cancer treatments. We've helped a patient who cleans homes to make ends meet. We've helped a patient who had no means of paying for medications upon leaving the hospital after colon cancer surgery. We've helped a patient with end stage cancer, a single mom, who simply wanted us to pay a hospital deductible bill that she was unable to pay. There is an unbelievable need out there for assistance. Last month we mailed out grocery cards to 60 patients. Heaps of Hope is providing a lifeline to women and easing the burdens created by cancer. We provide a lift during a very difficult time and by proving a lift to a patient, this also lifts their family. We are in the business of inspiring hope and survivorship for women with cancer.

Impact Statement

In 2016, with referrals from 20 cancer centers, Heaps of Hope provided over $32,000 in assistance to women with cancer who are uninsured or underinsured. Can you imagine receiving a cancer diagnosis while struggling to feed your family? Last year we alleviated the burdens of 200 women and families by providing grocery gift cards and co-payment subsidies for prescriptions and medical bills. Since 2008, we have given a gift wrapped indispensable book, "There's No Place Like Hope", to more than 1300 women receiving cancer treatment at Winchester Hospital. Women enthusiastically report that this inspirational book is one of the best things that we offer! The author's wisdom reads, "sometimes patients have to use our hope until they can find their own". Hope sustains us during difficult times and Heaps of Hope provides exactly that.

Needs Statement

To provide grocery gift cards.   
To provide co-payment subsidies for medical bills and prescriptions.   
To provide an informational book "There's No Place Like Hope".
To create grass-roots collaborations with cancer centers.
 

CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

My name is Holly Walton and at the age of 47, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. After surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments, I founded Heaps of Hope as a way to help other women as they go through cancer treatments. Heaps of Hope is a way for me to thank and honor everyone who helped me through a difficult time. I was overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of others inspiring me along the way to stay strong and hopeful. Through Heaps of Hope, I can wish the same for others and let them know that they are not alone in this journey and that someone is thinking of them and encouraging them to stay strong and hopeful.

Geographic Area Served

GREATER BOSTON REGION, MA
STATEWIDE

Auburn, Auburndale, Belingham, Belmont, Beverly, Billerica, Boston, Bradford, Brighton, Brookline, Brockton, Burlington, Centerville, Chelmsford, Chelsea, Danvers, Dorchester, Dracut, Eats Boston, Everett, Fall River, Framingham, Franklin, Gloucester, Haverhill, Holyoke, Hyannis, Hyde Park, Leominster, Lowell, Lynnfield, Malden, Mansfield, Marlborough, Marston Mills, Mashpee, Mattapan, Medford, Melrose, Methuen, Middleboro, Middleton, Milton, New Bedford, Newton, Newburyport, Northbridge, North Dartmouth, North Reading, Norwood, Oxford, Peabody, Quincy, Reading, Rockland, Roslindale, Roxbury, Salem, Salisbury, Somerset, Somerville, South Boston, South Grafton, Stoughton, Stoneham, Swansea, Taunton, Tewksbury, Wakefield, Wales, Waltham, Watertown,  Westfield, Wilmington, Winchester, Winthrop, Woburn.

Organization Categories

  1. Human Services - Human Services
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Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

No

Programs

Providing Patient and Family Support To Women With Cancer

To provide grocery gift cards for 3 Months at $150 per month to 175 patients. To provide 500 books at a cost of $12 per book to 500 patients. To subsidize medical co-payments at $20-$500 per payment.
Budget  100,000
Category  Human Services, General/Other
Population Served Females
Program Short-Term Success 
As a result of this program women with cancer and their families will not go hungry and the women will be provided with quality medical care. Currently due to budget constraints we are unable to fullfill the request of many cancer patients. With additional funding, our goal would be to limit the denial of cancer patient requests.
Program Long-Term Success 
As a result of this program, women with cancer and their families will not go hungry and the women will be provided with quality medical care. Currently due to budget constraints we are unable to fullfill the request of many cancer patients. With additional funding, our goal would be to limit the denial of cancer patient requests.
Program Success Monitored By 
Women and their families are being fed and the women do not have an interuption in their cancer treatments.
Examples of Program Success 
We fulfilled over 160 requests for gift cards and co-payment reimbursements in 2012. We hear from the women that we provide assistance to all the time and they are very grateful. Some examples of notes are: "It warms my heart to know there are people like you in my corner","You just don't know what it means to me and my family for the support you have given us over the last couple of months"," I truly appreciate the gift cards, they help out so much, thank you from the bottom of my heart".

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

The most difficult challenge facing our organization is the funding of our programs. Currently the major source of our funding is predominantly from special events. This funding is insufficient to meet the requests and needs of the cancer patients that are in need of assistance. 

Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms Holly J Walton
CEO Term Start Jan 2008
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience
Holly as been an accountant and tax advisor for over 25 years.   
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
Unsung Heroine Award Commonwealth of Massachusetts 2012

Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

Heaps of Hope works closely with Small Army for a Cause in their yearly fundraising Campaign called Be Bold Be Bald. Heaps of Hope is a beneficiary of this campaign that is a fundraising tool for cancer causes big and small. It's a way for us to raise money for our charity without spending money. This enables us to provide much more to the women with cancer that we provide assistance to. We are honored to work with an organization that helps so many. In addition we are honored to colloborate with over 20 cancer centers in order to provide assistance to women with cancer. 

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 20
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 0
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 0
Male: 0
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit No
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency No N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A

Governance


Board Chair Ms Holly J Walton
Board Chair Company Affiliation None
Board Chair Term Jan 2008 - Dec
Board Co-Chair Mr. Carl Alviti
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation None
Board Co-Chair Term Jan 2008 - Dec

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Nancy Aghassi None Voting
Mr. Carl Alviti None --
Ms. Holly J Walton None --

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 3
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 2
Male: 1
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 5
Board Term Limits 5
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions --
Constituency Includes Client Representation No

Standing Committees

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2016 to Dec 31, 2016
Projected Income $40,000.00
Projected Expense $40,000.00
Form 990s

2016 Heaps of Hope Form 990

2015 Heaps of Hope Form 990

2014 Form 990

2013 Form 990

2012 Form 990

2011 Form 990

2010 Form 990

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Revenue $65,017 $35,477 $62,103
Total Expenses $35,498 $46,602 $37,215

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $40,296 $9,603 $50,704
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses $11 $14 $11
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $24,710 $25,860 $11,388
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Program Expense $34,606 $45,394 $35,405
Administration Expense $892 $1,208 $1,810
Fundraising Expense -- -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.83 0.76 1.67
Program Expense/Total Expenses 97% 97% 95%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Assets $50,682 $21,163 $32,288
Current Assets $50,682 $21,163 $32,288
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 --
Current Liabilities $0 $0 --
Total Net Assets $50,682 $21,163 $32,288

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy Income plus capital appreciation
Percentage(If selected) 100.0%
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities -- -- --

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in charts and graphs are per the organization's IRS 990s.  Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.
 
Please note, in working with the nonprofit all expenses for fiscal years 2010 & 2011 have been listed as program expenses.

Documents


Other Documents

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