Services never stop for those we support.  We continue to provide the highest level of support while maintaining a healthy and safe environment in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Stepped-up protocols add increased expenses for PPE, food delivery, and technology to help individuals remain connected with family and friends during this crisis.  In addition, your support continues to help with unmet medical needs, dental care, furnishing, housing and living a full life.


Did you know?  This year only! You can deduct $300 of charitable gifts without itemizing. 



Click here to access our financial records through GuideStar. GuideStar provides information that advances nonprofit transparency, and enables donors to make better decisions. You can feel good about how Hope House will use your money. Hope House Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 agency, and has earned the GuideStar Exchange Seal, demonstrating our commitment to transparency. Every donation is valuable to us, and every donation helps people with developmental disabilities live meaningful lives within their own community.

There are so many ways to help our 501(c)3 organization.

  • Make a donation online through our secure server. You can make a one-time donation, or set up recurring donations.
  • Donate to our Full Life Fund, which covers day-to-day expenses for the people we support, as well as helps with additional costs such as rent, food, clothing, and unmet medical and dental needs.
  • Make a planned gift that will ensure Hope House’s continued strength and growth for the future.
  • Designate your United Way contribution for Hope House by using designation #5070 or writing "Hope House" on your form.
  • Get tax credits for qualified donations through the Virginia Neighborhood Assistance Program.
  • Sponsor one of our events.
  • Volunteer at one of our events or with the people we support.
  • Donate tickets to sporting or cultural events, or donate gift cards for local retailers.
  • Shop at the Hope House Thrift Shop. 100% of our revenue supports people with disabilities in our community.

Or you can simply mail a check to us at:

Hope House Foundation
801 Boush Street, Suite 302
Norfolk, VA 23510

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I donate to Hope House instead of another organization?

Hope House is a grassroots organization that was founded right here in Hampton Roads, and now garners accolades from around the world. We practice rigorous financial oversight, and have not exceeded our budget.

What are your administrative costs?

Our administrative costs are less than 10% of our entire operating budget. To see our financials, please download our most recent Annual Report.

What is the future viability of Hope House?

In 2003, Hope House created a $100,000 endowment with the Hampton Roads Community Foundation to provide for the long-term health of our organization. Since then, the fund has grown to over 1 million dollars.

Will you provide me with a Letter of Determination?

Of course. Please email Elena Montello or call her at 757.625.6161, ext. 507. 

Your online donation is secure.
And thanks to your generosity, so is Hope House’s future.

You can donate to the Annual Fund, which covers general expenses such as rent, food, clothing, and unmet medical and dental needs. You can also designate your donation for a specific purpose to help those we support live equal and independent lives within the Hampton Roads Community.

  • The Mark Koebley Community Fund is intended for items or experiences that enhance the quality of life for the people we support, such as concerts, classes, travel, and books.
  • The Matt Fine Art Fund helps the people we support pursue creative self-expression through the medium of their choice.
  • The Leon Lipkin Furniture Fund is reserved for home décor and furnishings for the people we support.
  • The Skippy Pet Fund makes pet ownership possible for the people we support.

Please note that the honorary funds are restricted funds, and are not eligible for tax credits.

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