Hope After Loss (Formerly known as Hygeia Foundation)
900 Chapel Street 10th floor
New Haven CT 06510
Contact Information
Address 900 Chapel Street 10th floor
New Haven, CT 06510-
Telephone (203) 782-4330 x
Fax 203-782-4329
E-mail info@hopeafterloss.org
Web and Social Media
Mission
Hope After Loss is a community of individuals and families who grieve the loss of a pregnancy or infant. Through peer support, burial/cremation financial assistance, education, and awareness initiatives, we provide connections, comfort, and care to those who have experienced the loss of a baby.
A Great OpportunityHelpThe nonprofit has used this field to provide information about a special campaign, project or event that they are raising funds for now.
Footprints on Our Hearts Walk to Remember occurs every October to commemorate October 15 national day of remembrance. We walk to remember our babies. The event takes place in one of the New Haven City Parks. Team fundraising is encouraged by all. This is our largest fundraiser which sustains our peer support groups, education  and outreach, and general operating costs. Approximately 400 walkers join us to support and honor lost lives. Donors are recognized at the  concluding ceremony. The day is one for the community to come together to show one another that they are not walking alone in the journey of grief and hope.
A Great Opportunity Ending Date Oct 08 2016
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1997
Former Names
Hygeia Foundation
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ann Tramontana-Veno
Board Chair Claudia Esposito
Board Chair Company Affiliation http://www.cool-ology.com/
Financial Summary
 
Projected Revenue $98,000.00
Projected Expenses $97,774.00
Statements
Mission Hope After Loss is a community of individuals and families who grieve the loss of a pregnancy or infant. Through peer support, burial/cremation financial assistance, education, and awareness initiatives, we provide connections, comfort, and care to those who have experienced the loss of a baby.
Background
Each year, approximately 3,000 in the greater New Haven area experience the loss of a pregnancy or infant. These individuals feel some mixture of shock, sadness, confusion, and anger following their losses; in other words, they grieve.
 
Sadly, speaking openly about pregnancy and infant loss is still deeply taboo in our society, and family and friends may avoid the topic and minimize the grief felt by the bereaved. Grieving women and men far too often hear, "There must have been something wrong with the baby," "It's for the best," or "You'll be happy as soon as you're pregnant again." When faced with this lack of understanding and support, bereaved parents often retreat into isolation. This isolation can have serious consequences: many studies have shown that those who make their way through the grief process alone, without enough social support, are much more likely to cope with their grief in unhealthy - even destructive - ways.
 
This is where Hope After Loss plays such a critical role. We are a community of individuals and families who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss, and we are committed to supporting others who have lost a baby. We walk with the bereaved, holding them up when they need someone to lean on. We work with medical professionals to ensure that they are able to provide necessary and appropriate support to bereaved families. We provide burial assistance to low-income families in our community, to ensure that every baby who has passed away is laid to rest with dignity and respect.
 
Hope After Loss was founded in 1995 (as the Hygeia Foundation) by Michael R. Berman, M.D. For several years, we offered our services primarily online through message boards and other resources available on our website. In 2007, a group of parents who had suffered the loss of a baby joined our organization to formalize our support services and move them offline. We introduced a peer-led support group in New Haven and began providing one-on-one support via phone and e-mail. We have grown significantly since then. We now offer three programs: Bereavement Support of parents who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy or infant; Burial/Cremation Assistance, provided to low-income parents who have lost a baby but cannot afford the cost of a burial or cremation; and Outreach and Educational Programs for Professionals, to raise awareness of the effects of pregnancy and infant loss on families.
Impact
In 2015, we continued to accomplish the goals of the 2013-2016 strategic plan which sustained our growth.
Past year accomplishments are
1. Programming included the addition of a peer support group in West Hartford to cover the north central part of the state; created  a parenting group for those who have small children subsequent to a loss; conducted two facilitator training sessions, one for those already facilitators and one for newly added facilitators.
2. Public awareness and education expanded to Frank M. Netter ND School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University medical students and Southern CT State University undergraduate bereavement class.
3. Increased our volunteer recruitment via social media and volunteer recruitment events. Expanded volunteers donating hours who are not a part of the loss community. 
4. The Board took advantage of eight hours of consultative work on purposeful boards and structuring the "ask". Packets were created to vet and on-board new members. Board committees were created to include finance, fundraising and governess. The position of Treasurer of the Board  was re-instated. 
5. The Board voted to invest a certain amount in along term financial growth account. 
 Main goals for the next year are:
1. Increase the peer to peer support groups to include new facilitators for a men's group in New Haven. Sustain presence at  YNHH, both campuses, at all of their memorial services. 
2. Public Awareness and education campaign through social media, educational institutions and funeral directors.
3. Create a volunteer recognition day slated for the spring of 2017.
4. Build on the knowledge gained from purposeful board training and , offer additional training. Grow the Board membership to 15 members. 
5. Financial  growth to include earmarking funds for special programs. Explore and work towards a plan to seek funding from bequests and planed giving. 
Needs
1.We are experiencing an increase in the number of grieving individuals and families who are referred to us in need of financial support for burial or cremation services. To date, our partnership  and collaboration with  funding sources has been informal. More formal agreements with  the Kelly Ryan Foundation and funeral homes will help us to leverage most, if not all, of the costs associated with the services. The average cost of a cremation is $400-1500. The average cost of a burial is $500 -2500. Our goal is to honor all  requests.
2. Technical Assistance on how to build our data base and accomplish our goals and achieve our bench marks requires statistical analysis. Presently, we are using individual surveys and are looking to expand how we gather our data. Pricing varies with a minimum of $600 annual subscription for software.
4. Based on the statistics from Yale New Haven Hospital we provide services to 1 % of reported losses. Increased outreach means adding a part time outreach worker for  $10,000.
5. IT support services for hardware and software are important for the management of all of our programs and fundraising. We need to replace our outdated hardware with updated equipment and software. This will cost conservatively $2500. 
CEO Statement
In the greater New Haven area, every year, thousands suffer the loss of a pregnancy or infant, and are thrust into grief and often isolation. Despite the prevalence of pregnancy and infant loss, when birth and death so closely meet, the subject matter is difficult for our society to discuss and address. Hope After Loss,Inc. recognizes that these individuals and families are in need of support. Our organization works to ensure that no one is alone in their grief or stigma associated with the loss of their baby. Our peer bereavement support provides someone who will listen and share experiences during one of the most traumatic experience of one's life.  
 
Education,awareness and outreach to health care professionals strengthens our advocacy for those who anticipate or are actively grieving a loss. One of the largest hospitals and medical facilities is located in New Haven. Yale Medical Services offers extensive care to pregnant women and expectant fathers. In addition, it has a children's hospital and is a teaching hospital allied with Yale University School of Medicine and Yale University School of Nursing. To be physically situated, where all of these institutions come together in providing such a specialized form of health care, is unique to what Hope After Loss, Inc. provides. Collaboration on training doctors, nurses, technicians, clinicians and front line staff and participating in research, opens up a wide venue for imparting knowledge that will enhance the delivery of our services.
 
For those welcoming a birth,  a burial or cremation is not something that is anticipated. It is an event that turns one's world upside down. We recognize that the added financial burden is daunting.  Easing some of that pain is important. The Burial/Cremation Assistance program monetarily provides for some of those arrangements. This financial support is huge for those with a broken heart. It is our goal as an organization to be able to provide more so that individuals and families may memorialize and honor their lost baby with the dignity they deserve.
 
Hope After Loss, Inc. is a state wide organization with roots in New Haven. We are centrally located in downtown New Haven and accessible. Most states do not have an organization of our magnitude. We are fortunate to be a national model. Other states refer to us and have approached us on  how to establish a program such as ours. We offer training and technical support to others.
 
Until we reach the day when there are no more pregnancy or infant losses, we continue to support all of those who grieve the loss of a child.
Board Chair Statement
Hope After Loss, then the Hygeia Foundation, was founded in 1995 by Michael R. Berman, M.D., who, as an obstetrician, identified the need to support and console his patients at a most tragic and vulnerable time upon the death of their babies during pregnancy or in the neonatal period. Hope After Loss, Inc. provides support services to men and women who are grieving the loss of a pregnancy or infant. Through peer-led bereavement support, burial assistance, education, and awareness initiatives, we provide connections, comfort, and care to those who have experienced the loss of a baby.
 
Other Board members and I serve because we too have experienced the loss of our babies. We realize how much we have gained in friendships. Reaching out to others was not a whisper of a thought during our painful moments. Some of us have been able to walk together remembering our lost children, plan events, serve as board members and facilitate support groups. Devotion and passion are the driving force to pay it forward to those less fortunate than us who eventually find hope after a loss.
 
We are challenged with finding financial supporters who will help sustain our Mission and Vision. The Board of Directors of Hope After Loss, Inc. has a part time Executive Director and part time staff of   Program Director and Administrative Assistant. A dedicated team of volunteers also work to expand our reach throughout Connecticut to assure our future as a mission-driven organization helping a population of families minimally recognized and supported. Our expansion of services depends upon our financial growth from a 100K budget to a budget that can support a full time staff and operational expenses.
 
The impact of pregnancy and infant loss is great, affecting women and men as parents, siblings, grandparents, extended families, and friends. Talking to one's health care provider and accessing the full range of physical and psycho-social support required is often a challenge. Although bereavement support is and has been available through branches of national organizations, the support is fractured and difficult to access. Families reaching out for support, or experiencing a recent loss, require support that is immediately accessible to them when they need it. Connecting with and receiving the support from peers, who have themselves experienced such a loss first-hand, is a crucial element to coping and healing.
 
Grief felt after pregnancy and infant loss is intense and complex, and adversely impacts physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and medical issues affecting the bereaved family. This powerful impact on so many lives has not been appropriately appreciated and recognized, perhaps because of the difficulty society as a whole has in discussing the issue of death - particularly when death so closely touches birth. Thus, it is a primary focus of Hope After Loss, Inc. to improve the awareness of the impact of perinatal, neonatal, and infant loss on families, community, and society, and to provide comfort and support to those who have experienced these losses. We believe all individuals searching for solace should have access to these resources. We are dedicated to work  on actions steps to achieve our goals.
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Mental Health & Crisis Intervention / Support NEC
Secondary Organization Category Health Care / Health Support
Tertiary Organization Category Human Services / Fund Raising & Fund Distribution
Areas Served
Ansonia
Bethany
Branford
Cheshire
Derby
East Haven
Guilford
Hamden
Lower Naugatuck Valley
Madison
Milford
New Haven
North Branford
North Haven
Orange
Oxford
Seymour
Shelton
Shoreline
State wide
Wallingford
West Haven
Woodbridge
National
International
Other
Bereaved parents and family members from all areas of Connecticut attend our support groups and make use of our other services. In addition, many in neighboring states and throughout New England participate in our Footprints on Our Heart Remembrance Walk held annually in New Haven, Connecticut.  Many across the country and globally access our online support and resources.
Programs
Description
Our Bereavement Support program provides no cost peer-to-peer bereavement support to women and men who grieve the loss of a pregnancy or infant. Many are served who  live in the greater New Haven Region. Individuals travel to our support groups from across the state, and women and men worldwide access our online support and resources. Services provided include:  monthly peer-led bereavement support groups, one-on-one bereavement support, online support and resources (website, Facebook, Twitter), a bereavement resource lending library, an annual remembrance walk (Footprints on Our Hearts Walk), community events such as a candle lighting remembrance ceremony, a quarterly newsletter, remembrance cards sent on the anniversaries of our families' losses, and baby blankets given to babies born following a loss. Annually we honor our medical professionals who have so generously given of their time, care and compassion. An award is given at our Compassionate Care Awards Ceremony.
Population Served Adults / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.
95% of those who access our bereavement support services report that they have found constructive ways to cope with their grief.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.
Women and men who grieve the loss of a pregnancy or infant are able to cope with their grief in constructive, rather than destructive, ways.
 
Studies have shown that those who receive peer support following the loss of a pregnancy or infant are much more likely to move through the grief process in a healthy way, without experiencing depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, or drug and alcohol abuse, among other mental health problems that can be caused or exacerbated by grief. Thus, we are striving to ensure that all who grieve the loss of a baby receive the support they need to cope with their grief in a healthy way.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. We evaluate the effectiveness of our Bereavement Support program through both quantitative and qualitative means. We track how many people make use of our various services and for how long, comparing numbers from quarter to quarter and year to year. Qualitative evaluation comes through both surveys and ongoing, one-on-one conversations with those who make use of our services. We seek to evaluate usefulness and effectiveness, and our staff, volunteers, and Board carefully consider all feedback we receive. We ask each individual who has made use of our services to evaluate how important our services have been in helping her/him navigate the grief process in a healthy way, and we ask open-ended questions about areas where we can improve. We also regularly ask our volunteer support providers to evaluate our services and to suggest improvements: as both bereaved parents and volunteers, our support providers have advocated for the inclusion of many of the services we offer today.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.
Based on the evaluations we have received, we are succeeding in helping the bereaved move through their grief in constructive ways. In our most recent surveys of those we serve, 100% of the respondents reported that our services have played an important role in helping them cope with their grief in a healthy way. They also all reported that they feel better equipped to cope with their grief because of our services.
 
Over the past few years, we have provided support to a couple who lost their son during the second trimester of pregnancy. They have reported that our meetings helped them to process their feelings and communicate with each other. They have also noted that meeting other couples who have lost babies helped them realize that their feelings of grief are normal. Now that they have found ways to effectively cope with their grief, they have gone through our training to become support providers themselves, so they may help others as they have been helped.
Description
To raise awareness of the impact pregnancy and infant loss can have on individuals and families, we provide outreach and educational programming to medical and other professionals who work with people who have experienced these types of losses and funeral directors. By fostering discussion between bereaved patients/clients and professionals - including dialogue about what grieving parents want and expect from their caregivers, and how professionals can best support their grieving patients/clients - we help professionals gain insight into the experiences of those who have lost a baby. With insight comes understanding, which improves the quality of support provided to bereaved patient/clients.  We provide  lectures, workshops, and we also consult and advise on questions relating to the patients' perspectives of pregnancy and infant loss.
Population Served Adults / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.
95% of professionals who participate in our educational programs report that they have gained insight into the effects of pregnancy and infant loss on women, men, and families, and they feel better prepared to help those who have experienced the loss of a baby.
 
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state. Professionals who provide services to women and men who grieve the loss of a pregnancy or infant are knowledgeable about the effects of pregnancy and infant loss on families and are equipped to assist and support those who are grieving. Women and men who grieve the loss of a baby feel that they are helpfully supported by those who provide care to them.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.
We monitor the usefulness of our various educational programs through surveys and follow-up conversations with the professionals who participate in our programs. We ask participants to rate the usefulness of the information provided to them, especially with regard to improving their understanding of how pregnancy and infant loss can impact women, men, and families. We also ask them to note the degree to which our programs have changed the way they plan on interacting with those who have suffered the loss of a baby. Finally, we track the number of distinct educational programs/services we provide each year and the number of professionals who participate in each of these programs.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.
According to the feedback we have received, our programs are helping professionals understand pregnancy and infant loss from the perspective of patients/clients. The evaluations of our programming throughout the past year have been uniformly positive, with 100% of the respondents reporting that they would recommend our programming to their colleagues.
 
After one such program, a participant thanked us for our "beautiful presentation" and reported that she was eager to incorporate our suggestions into her practice. After another program - a roundtable discussion with several researchers - we received a letter which read, in part: "We all appreciated the opportunity to ask questions and receive advice from someone with personal experience and broad understanding of families' responses to perinatal loss. I think everyone who attended the meeting feels better prepared to communicate with grieving families." 
Description
Our Burial /Cremation Assistance program offers a referral process  to low-income women and men in Connecticut who cannot afford a burial or cremation following the loss of a pregnancy or infant. Typical costs range from $400 to $2500. Rituals associated with the grieving process lend to a more a positive  and healthy recovery for those faced with a loss. As a best practice, Hope After Loss is committed to alleviate any additional mental health stress for the grieving. Bereaved parents are referred to us by social workers at local hospitals, health care providers and friends and relatives who have utilized our services in the past. One of our major referring source is  Yale-New Haven Health Services . The amount  offsetting the expense is funded by the Kelly Ryan Foundation. In addition the administrative expenses associated with this program are also funded by the Kelly Ryan Foundation.
 
Population Served Adults / Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.
At least twenty bereaved families per year in our region are able to have a cremation, burial, and/or funeral that they might not otherwise be able to have due to cost.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state. Parents who suffer the loss of a pregnancy or infant are able to bury or cremate the remains of their baby or babies - and hold a funeral service, if desired - without regard for their own ability to pay for these services.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. Yearly success is measured by the number of women and men to whom we are able to provide financial assistance each year. Employees of several local funeral homes, as well as social workers at local hospitals, also provide feedback as to the impact of the amount of financial assistance we are able to provide to each family.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.
For the past three years, we are proud to say that we have been able to provide burial assistance to all low-income bereaved parents in the greater New Haven area who have requested our assistance.
 
After assisting one bereaved mother, we received a moving letter from the director of the funeral home she had chosen, describing how the mother and her boyfriend were "encouraged and uplifted" by our help. Without our assistance, the funeral this couple desired to have to honor their son might never have happened.
Program Comments
CEO Comments
In 2013, we were able to hire a Program Director to manage our existing programs and work with the Executive Director to expand our programs and improve their accessibility to those in need. Our Program Director is key to sustaining and expanding all of our programming over the next few years, with a special focus on the under-served populations in New Haven and the surrounding communities. While pregnancy loss and infant death are tragedies that affect all segments of society, we feel strongly that we need to make a concerted effort to reach out to those who are disproportionately affected by these types of losses, which includes historically under-served populations. Bringing our services to new populations will involve all of our programs, from starting support groups in new locations to providing burial assistance to more families, to partnering with health care providers, social workers, the clergy, and community organizations. We know, through conversations with various organizations, professionals, and bereaved parents, that our services are wanted across our region. Through expansion, it is our goal to reach more people in need of our services.
 
CEO/Executive Director
Ann Tramontana-Veno
Term Start Mar 2015
Email annt@hopeafterloss.org
Experience

The Executive Director has over 20 years working in the nonprofit sector. These years of experience are in addition to State and Municipal employment in Victim Advocacy and Crisis Intervention. In addition to the social service sector, she has six years coordinating clinical services for family planning. She has a Masters in Education, Psychology and a JD, licensed to practice law in CT and US District of CT. Her field of concentration is in public interest law. As the Program Director for a nonprofit she created the development department and was responsible for writing grants and fundraising. Her responsibilities included staff supervision, strategic planning, developing curricula, instruction, outreach and creating policies and procedures for programs and operational purposes, data collection, retrieval and analysis for purposes of grant requirements and reports using the ETO database. She is well equipped to address the fiscal accounting and management for grants and contracts. She has been involved in working through budgetary constraints and accountability, invoicing and drawdowns. Substantively, she has both professional and personal experience working with and through the bereavement process.  

Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 3
Number of Volunteers 28
Number of Contract Staff 1
Staff Retention Rate 100%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 2
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Former CEOs and Terms
NameTerm
Gillian Geversman Jan 2008 - Dec
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Collaborations
We work with all of the hospitals in the region, though we work especially closely with Yale-New Haven Hospital. We are in close contact with the Coordinators of the Perinatal Bereavement Programs of the Labor and Birth Units on both of the hospital's campuses. These Coordinators oversee the care provided to women who lose a baby before, during, or just after birth. We also work with the Bereavement Coordinators of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), who oversee the Premature Life Transitions Program. This program focuses on the end-of-life care provided to families whose infants die in the NICU. The Yale Maternal-Fetal Medicine practice, which works with women experiencing high-risk pregnancies, and many other local OB/GYN practices also regularly refer their patients to us.
  
The Kelly Ryan Foundation KRF supports our Burial and Cremation financial assistance program for those unable pay for the entire cost of burial or cremation. We provide the administration and direct contact with those in need in order to make the referral to KRF who then directly pays for the expenses. We have collaborated and supported each other's mission in fundraising and providing support. In past years we have combined events for the Compassionate Care Awards. In addition we collaborate with the Women and Family Life Center (WFLC) in Guilford. We hold a monthly Pregnancy and Infant Loss support group meeting at the WFLC, and we work together to promote awareness of our cause and our services along the Shoreline.
Comments
CEO Comments
At the beginning of 2014, we adopted a strategic plan to guide our growth through the end of 2016. Our five strategic priorities, as outlined in our plan, are:
 
1) Program Development and Expansion: Expand the depth and breadth of our programming for women and men in Connecticut who grieve the loss of a pregnancy or infant. 
 
2) Public Awareness: Improve the community's awareness of our programs and of the impact of pregnancy and infant loss on families.
 
3) Volunteer Development: Strengthen our volunteer corps through recruitment, training, team-building, and recognition.
 
4) Board Development: Ensure high-quality governance throughout our future.
 
5) Fundraising: Support our programs through long-term financial planning. 
 
We are proud to report that all of our stakeholder groups participated in the development of our strategic plan, and we have already begun to achieve the goals we have set for ourselves. We all believe that the implementation of our strategic plan will bring us closer to achieving our overarching goal of ensuring that no one who has lost a baby must grieve alone.
Board Chair
Claudia Esposito
Company Affiliation http://www.cool-ology.com/
Term June 2015 to June 2017
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Zack Daniels Burke Esposito and Associates
Mark Jackson Central CT State University
Steven Jacob DOMHealth Options, Center for Wellness
Scott Kerns Burke Esposito and Associates
Emma Ludwin KNB Communications
Angela M. Montgomery MDYale-New Haven Hospital
Kimberly Nelly Monroe Public Schools
Amisha Rai Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Board Co-Chair
Emma Ludwin
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term June 2015 to June 2017
Email emma.ludwin@gmail.com
Standing Committees
Board Development / Board Orientation
Finance
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
CEO Comments
We are in need of growing our Board to a 15 member capacity. We welcome those from the loss community as well as those who have prior experience as a board  of director.  We especially wish to ensure that our Board represents the diversity of those who make use of our services.
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2016
Fiscal Year End June 30 2017
Projected Revenue $98,000.00
Projected Expenses $97,774.00
Spending Policy N/A
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund Yes
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$34,315$31,569$31,417
Administration Expense$49,068$21,727$34,958
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.120.801.31
Program Expense/Total Expenses41%59%47%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$73,216$63,090$73,858
Current Assets$71,146$59,640$69,488
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$73,216$63,090$73,858
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountKelly Ryan Foundation $17,000Kelly Ryan Foundation $10,000The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven $10,000
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountThe Community Foundation for Greater New Haven $10,000The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven $10,000Greenskies Renewable Energy $2,500
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Yale New Haven Hospital $500The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven - CCAT $1,500
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
Comments
CEO Comments Operating at under expenses is reflected in the second half of  physical year because of a change in personnel and unexpected reduction  of hrs of employment. This made up for the under budget projection for the income revenue. Professional bookkeeping and payroll services were instituted in the last 2 months of the FY so that we could achieve better fiscal management.This had previously been a challenge. We sought the opportunity to  make our accounting more accurate. Our biggest challenge is securing sustainable funding. With our new accounting system we can assess our ability to invest and create an endowment for future funding of our programs and operational needs.. 
Foundation Staff Comments

This profile, including the financial summaries prepared and submitted by the organization based on its own independent and/or internal audit processes and regulatory submissions, has been read by the Foundation. Financial information is inputted by Foundation staff directly from the organization’s IRS Form 990, audited financial statements or other financial documents approved by the nonprofit’s board. The Foundation has not audited the organization’s financial statements or tax filings, and makes no representations or warranties thereon. The Community Foundation is continuing to receive information submitted by the organization and may periodically update the organization’s profile to reflect the most current financial and other information available. The organization has completed the fields required by The Community Foundation and updated their profile in the last year. To see if the organization has received a competitive grant from The Community Foundation in the last five years, please go to the General Information Tab of the profile.

Address 900 Chapel Street 10th floor
New Haven, CT 06510
Primary Phone 203 782-4330
Contact Email info@hopeafterloss.org
CEO/Executive Director Ann Tramontana-Veno
Board Chair Claudia Esposito
Board Chair Company Affiliation http://www.cool-ology.com/

 

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