Three Core Principles

This is our community…

At Building Hope, first and foremost we understand “community” – that every community has needs that are unmet, and that there are many fine organizations, businesses and individuals who want to make a difference, but often do not know where to begin.

These are our neighborhoods…

Throughout our neighborhoods, the needs are great. Our community needs more affordable housing, more healthcare programs, more programs that nourish, mentally, physically and emotionally our young people, and programs that provide services so that our elderly can age with dignity and joy. Building Hope can bring together private, government and grant-funded programs, services, projects and a development team with cutting‐edge skills in sustainable development, yet we never lose focus on community.

We can work for the common good…

At Building Hope we understand that sound business practices in the nonprofit community are critical, particularly with grants or restricted funds. While there are many benefits to the use of such funds, these benefits will only be realized if the nonprofit or philanthropic investor have a clear understanding of the sources and uses of all funds in the project and the ability to monitor and report to all who are vested. Community development is a catalyst for change internally as well as externally, and can be used to create nonprofit sustainability.

Whether it is a housing or community development project, an organizational assessment on the capacity of a nonprofit organization, community engagement, creating public/private partnerships, or a needs assessment on a specific program, Building Hope is poised to be partners.