Hope Ministries

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Hope Ministries provides food, clothing, shelter and life recovery support for men, women and children in desperate need. With seven ministry centers around Des Moines, our goal is to provide rescue, recovery and restoration to change people's lives forever.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Hope Ministries
PO Box 862
Des Moines, IA 50304-0862

Website: www.hopeiowa.org

Phone: (515) 265-7272

Email: info@hopeiowa.org

Organization details

EIN: 421512992

CEO/President: Mr. Leon Negen

Chairman: Jeff Stanbrough

Board size: 10


Year founded: 2001

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1997


Every day hurting people in Central Iowa are without safe, stable housing. Many don't know how they'll get their next meal. Abuse, addiction, incarceration and other painful circumstances have shattered their confidence and independence. We are here to help.

Our rescue services offer safe shelter, nutritious meals, free clothing and more, and our long-term life recovery programs are meant to break the cycles of homelessness, abuse, addiction, incarceration and chronic poverty. Every day we're meeting the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of men, women and children!

Mission statement

To rescue those who are homeless, hungry, abused or addicted, providing opportunities for hope, recovery and restoration through the love of Jesus Christ.

Statement of faith

Hope Ministries uses the following to express its Statement of Faith:

  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father and in His future return in power and glory.
  • We believe that the Holy Spirit personally indwells all believers, bearing witness to their relationship with God; and imparts spiritual enlightenment, conviction of sin, and divine power for witnessing and service.
  • We believe the Bible, as contained in the Old and New Testaments, is the inspired written Word of God. As such it is infallible and authoritative in all moral and spiritual teaching.
  • We believe in the bodily resurrection of the saved to eternal blessedness and joy, and of the lost to judgment and eternal conscious punishment.
  • Our desire is that all people will place their trust in Jesus Christ. We believe it is essential for all people to believe in Jesus as their Savior and receive Him as their Lord by the regeneration of the Holy Spirit.
  • We believe that God alone holds the power to set us free from the bondage of sin, addictions, and compulsions that destroy the quality of life that God intends for us to live.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ and that we should speak with a united voice for the welfare of the community.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating618 of 81722 of 37
Fund acquisition rating556 of 81724 of 37
Resource allocation rating421 of 81718 of 37
Asset utilization rating636 of 81725 of 37

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$301,231$476,956$386,132$244,582$295,469
Short-term investments$4,415,336$4,302,534$4,296,086$3,726,911$3,503,173
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$10,414,177$8,545,087$8,316,047$7,746,377$7,079,003
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$9,004,771$6,014,564$6,172,195$6,374,554$6,580,865
Other long-term assets$1,771,033$1,780,574$1,712,966$1,716,329$1,692,231
Total long-term assets$10,775,804$7,795,138$7,885,161$8,090,883$8,273,096
Total assets$21,189,981$16,340,225$16,201,208$15,837,260$15,352,099
Payables and accrued expenses$360,301$256,110$243,319$230,948$229,596
Other current liabilities$0$0$37,400$0$0
Total current liabilities$360,301$256,110$280,719$230,948$229,596
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$2,548,285$1,109,768$1,180,258$1,249,620$1,408,795
Total liabilities$2,908,586$1,365,878$1,460,977$1,480,568$1,638,391
Net assets20202019201820172016
Temporarily restricted$0$1,453,000$1,433,000$1,468,000$1,490,000
Permanently restricted$0$613,241$598,491$561,345$529,627
Net assets$18,281,395$14,974,347$14,740,231$14,356,692$13,713,708
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$13,277,410$11,371,226$11,182,432$11,481,429$10,439,883
Program service revenue$996,801$1,135,790$1,256,402$1,263,467$1,186,847
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$179,485$249,946$208,876$571,444$195,410
Other revenue$207,435$235,437$195,059$182,730$329,148
Total other revenue$1,383,721$1,621,173$1,660,337$2,017,641$1,711,405
Total revenue$14,661,131$12,992,399$12,842,769$13,499,070$12,151,288
Program services$8,988,366$10,490,076$10,570,537$10,645,044$9,843,378
Management and general$880,711$758,990$626,094$660,620$599,292
Total expenses$11,308,126$12,719,567$12,526,600$12,674,183$11,685,392
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$3,353,005$272,832$316,169$824,887$465,896
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$3,353,005$272,832$316,169$824,887$465,896


Leon NegenChief Executive Officer$218,497
Kathy CoadyDirector of Development$123,383

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 3/8/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


1915: Bethel Mission opens

1969: Door of Faith opens

1999: Leaders of both organizations begin talking about joining forces

2000: Bethel Mission and Door of Faith merge to become Hope Ministries

2003: Newly constructed Door of Faith opens on SW 9th Street

2004: Hope Center for Women and Children opens

2005: Construction of Hope Cafe community meal site

2013-14: Thrift store is renamed ENCORE Thrift Store and relocates to Merle Hay Road; second location opens on Army Post Road

2015: Hope Ministries celebrates 100th anniversary

2019: Bethel Mission renovation begins, expanding shelter dorm from 80 beds to 110

2020: Purchase of property at 3800 E. Douglas, with a vision of expanding services to women and children

2021: Thrift ministry is renamed Hope Ministries Thrift with new logo

Program accomplishments

Statistics from Fiscal Year 2020:

175,963 meals served - We serve three meals to hundreds of hungry people each day.

64,173 nights of shelter - We provide free and safe shelter for men, women and children who are homeless and hurting.

270 life recovery participants - Through classes, counseling, work skills training and more, our free life recovery programs offer lasting transformation.


Hope Ministries has communicated the following ways you can make a difference in the lives of the homeless and hurting:

Gifts in Kind: Your gifts of food, clothing, personal items, furniture and other items can make an immediate difference to a needy person or family.

Volunteer: Once you've worked with homeless and hurting people -- even for an afternoon -- your life will never be quite the same. We have several ways for you (or your group) to do just that.

Prayer Support: Nothing truly miraculous happens in a person's life without God's help. We need people who will pray for Hope Ministries -- because the need is so great.

Financial Support: Even the smallest gift helps us help those in need. Please consider a gift in whatever amount you feel comfortable with.