Hope Center of Edmond
P.O. Box 2915
Edmond OK 73083-2915
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Mission Statement

Our mission is to Help Our People in Emergency situations overcome their personal crises, by assisting those in need overcome their personal emergencies, meet their basic needs and to help them improve their quality of life on a permanent basis.

Contact Information
Contact Name Chris Sperry
Contact email hopecenterofedmond@gmail.com
Address P.O. Box 2915
Edmond, OK 73083 2915
Phone (405) 348-1340
Fax 405-348-6742
County Oklahoma County
Alternate Address 1251 N. Broadway, #A
Edmond OK 73034
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card http://www.hopecenterofedmond.com
Donate to Endowment http://occf.org/hcoe/
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer

Non-perishable food items are always needed for our food pantry program. A food order is a pre-planned package consisting of fresh meats, dairy products, fresh fruit and vegetables, canned items, bread, cereal, peanut butter and jelly. The food package was developed with the assistance of registered dietitians and is designed to provide adequate nutrition for a family of four for one week. We receive most of our non-perishable items through food drives from local schools and churches. However, we must purchase the perishable items (milk, meat, fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy products and bread) each week. Critical items that are often donated such as peanut butter and canned meat must also be purchased if we do not receive enough from food drives. Financial donations to help us purchase these perishable items or to assist with emergency assistance for our clients for rent or utility expenses can be mailed to P.O. Box 2915, Edmond, OK 73083. You may consider donating clothing or household items to our warehouse at 1251 N. Broadway in Edmond. After stocking our shelves with clothing and items for our clients, extra items such as "dry clean only" clothing, antiques and collectibles are sold at our resale shop, HOPEfully Yours, to raise additional funds for critical programs such as our prenatal clinic. Volunteers are always needed in our clothing and food rooms, reception area and resale shop. An application to volunteer may be submitted at www.hopecenterofedmond.com.

Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $1,404,031.00
Projected Expenses $1,404,031.00
History and Background
Former Names
Year Founded 1984
IRS Ruling Year 1985
State Registration Expiration Sept 2017

Our mission is to Help Our People in Emergency situations overcome their personal crises, by assisting those in need overcome their personal emergencies, meet their basic needs and to help them improve their quality of life on a permanent basis.


HOPE Center of Edmond was organized in 1984 to meet a community need for a central agency to provide social services. The Center was developed by the Edmond Ministerial Alliance, an inter-denominational council of churches, with volunteers and a grant from the Edmond Women's Club.  The purpose of HOPE Center is to meet the basic needs of the community by providing food, clothing, household items and emergency financial assistance for rent, utilities, medical and transportation needs.  HOPE Center Health Clinic was opened in 1990 to serve the pregnant women in our area who were having difficulty accessing prenatal care.  The WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program was added in 1993 to further meet and improve the health and nutrition needs of women and children.  In 2016, the HOPE Clinic became a member of the Mothers' Milk Bank, which allows prescreened and approved breastfeeding mothers to donate safe milk for vulnerable babies.  Additionally, our clinic is one of three WIC program clinics in Oklahoma County chosen to participate in the "Breast Feeding Peer Counselor" program.  This program enables mothers to receive breast feeding education, support and role modeling.  


The HOPE Center of Edmond serves an average of 650 families each month. These services range from providing food, clothing, baby and household items, as well as emergency financial assistance for rent, utilities, medical and transportation expenses, prenatal care and WIC Program services. During the holiday season, HOPE sponsors a Christmas program which matches sponsors/donors to families in need. We strive to focus on long-term solutions to client problems by requiring them to complete a specific plan to improve their situation, such as looking for work, applying for disability, reducing expenses, or seeking financial counseling.


The HOPE Center of Edmond provides basic necessities such as food, clothing, financial and referral assistance to struggling families in the community. Because food is the most basic necessity, we make every effort to ensure that each family we encounter, particularly those with small children, has access to quality nutrition.  We always need non-perishable food items and funding to purchase perishable items such as milk, meat, fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy products and bread.  Our food costs have increased 17% from 2015 to 2016.  We serve almost 4,000 people with clothing each year.  Children's clothing, shoes, winter coats and new underwear e always needed. Monetary donations for financial assistance for rent and utilities help serve over 1,700 families annually representing nearly 5,000 individuals. Christmas sponsors are needed each December.  Consider making it a family project to provide a struggling family with groceries for a holiday meal and Christmas gifts for the children. Volunteers are always needed in our food pantry, clothing room, reception area and resale shop.  Apply on-line at www.hopecenterofedmond.com.

Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Oklahoma City - NW
All Edmond and Arcadia postal zip code areas
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Health Care/Health Support
Tertiary Organizational Category Housing, Shelter/Housing Expenses Reduction Support

We provide our clients with a food package nutritionally designed to feed a family of 4 for one week.  It includes milk, meat, fresh fruit and vegetables and non-perishable items.

Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state.
Food being the most basic need, we must meet it first to enable clients to begin to overcome their difficult circumstances.
Description Families may select clothing 4 times per year for everyone in the household.
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Description Qualified clients may receive financial assistance for rent, utilities, medical and transportation expenses (annual cap).
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated Families
Description Federal nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children and breast feeding education and support.
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5) Females Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Hope's clinic provides prenatal care for low-income families.
Population Served Females Infants to Preschool (under age 5)
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state.
Hope Clinic provides improved access to prenatal care.  Timely assessment and treatment of pregnant women is important for low-income women who may lack ongoing preventative health care before pregnancy.
Comments on Programs
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

During 2016, HOPE provided the following assistance:

Food Packages: 3,983 Families/10,977 Individuals

Clothing/Baby/Household Items: 2,089 Families/8,334 Individuals

Utilities: 1,217 Families/3,584 Individuals

Rent: 423 Families/1,079 Individuals

Christmas Sponsorship: 455 Families

Prenatal Appointments: 322 Individuals

WIC Clients: 14,296 Individuals

CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Chris Sperry
Start Date Jan 2008
Email csperryhce@gmail.com
Number of Full-time Staff 13
Number of Part-time Staff 13
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 180
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Under Development
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? Yes
Board Chair
Name Robert Dennis
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term Jan 2014 to Dec 2019
Email garris@sbcglobal.net
Board of Directors
List Current as of Jan 01, 2017
Board of Directors List
Susanne Betz, Past Chairman Community VolunteerVoting
Jolene Bolin Community VolunteerVoting
Paige Buxton HoganTaylor, LLP CPAs & AdvisorsVoting
Brenda Chambers, Assistant Treasurer Fillmore & Chambers Design GroupVoting
Annette de Dios St. John the Baptist Catholic ChurchVoting
Robert Dennis, Chairman Community VolunteerVoting
Michelle Friedel Friedel PetroleumVoting
Ann Hayes Community VolunteerVoting
Anne Holzberlein University of Central Oklahoma Voting
Ron McCaslin Spring Creek Assembly of GodVoting
Luke Munson Munson & McMillin, PCVoting
Susan Parks-Schlepp Edmond Public SchoolsVoting
Dana Rayburn, Secretary Cannon & Rayburn, CPAs, PLLCVoting
Tim Richardson University of Central Oklahoma Voting
Chris Shorow First Christian ChurchVoting
Phil Sloan Community VolunteerVoting
Al Strecker, Treasurer Community VolunteerVoting
Comments on Board & Governance
Foundation Staff Comments Robert
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Apr 01, 2017-Mar 31, 2018
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $1,404,031
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $1,404,031
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Revenue$1,297,261$1,277,758$1,264,363
Total Expenses$1,321,292$1,236,437$1,117,982
Revenue Less Expenses($24,031)$41,321$146,381
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$467,900$443,773$415,665
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$1,521$1,482$1,654
Unrealized Gain/Loss$4,040($8,757)($8,152)
Membership Dues------
Special Events$4,652$6,087--
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$1,312,899$1,176,928$1,032,990
Administration Expense$8,393$59,509$63,692
Fundraising Expense----$21,300
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.981.031.13
Program Expense/Total Expenses99%95%92%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%5%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$1,651,579$1,681,727$1,701,544
Current Assets$956,031$946,792$992,328
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$9,747$15,864$77,002
Total Net Assets$1,641,832$1,665,863$1,624,542
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities98.0859.6812.89
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $515,294Earned Revenue $510,599Earned Revenue $504,481
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $302,041Contributions $322,621Contributions $349,460
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovt - Fed $281,424Govt - Fed $251,174Govt - Fed $214,747
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from the IRS Form 990s.
Contributions may include foundations and corporations when the breakout was not available.

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Address P.O. Box 2915
Edmond, OK 73083 2915
Primary Phone 405 348-1340
Give with Credit Card http://www.hopecenterofedmond.com
Give to Endowment http://occf.org/hcoe/
CEO/Executive Director Chris Sperry
Board Chair Robert Dennis
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer