The mission of Operation HOPE is “silver rights” empowerment – uplifting individuals and communities by making free enterprise work for everyone. We accomplish this through our work on the ground shifting the economic landscape for youth, adults and families.
Operation HOPE was founded in Los Angeles in 1992 out of the ashes of the Rodney King riots and has become the global leader in providing financial dignity to underserved communities, youth and adults.
Through our work, we convert check-cashing customers into bank customers, renters into homeowners, small business dreamers into small business owners and minimum wage workers into living wage workers.
Operation HOPE is rated four-stars by Charity Navigator for transparency and accountability, it’s highest rating available. To date, HOPE has served more than 2 million individuals; directed more that $1.5 billion in private capital to low-wealth communities; utilized over 20,000 HOPE Corps volunteers and currently serves more the 300 cities around the world. We measure our impact through the Gallup-HOPE Index, a historic 100-year partnership with Gallup.