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For far too many Americans, true financial freedom has been impossible.

Our mission is to advance economic opportunity by providing the tools they need to reach their goals. We help individuals of all ages by offering financial education, one-on-one coaching, courses on credit score improvement, as well as pathways toward homeownership and starting a business.

The cycle of struggling to get by each month has dominated kitchen tables and the desks of small business owners for generations. It is more than just “pulling yourself up by the bootstraps”—it is about knowing how to navigate a financial system that requires knowledge, experience and expertise in order to generate economic security for families and business, and to pass that on to our children.

Expanding economic opportunity for all.

Operation HOPE has a broad array of individualized services that level the playing field by offering customized one-on-one programs for youth, adults, and disaster survivors—on their own or through their employers—to equip them with the financial knowledge and tools they need to create a more secure future – all at no cost.

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One of the Best Decisions of My Life

“Working with my HOPE small business coach helped me start my own business. My coach encouraged me to think “outside the box” and capitalize on my passions and strengths. I learned how to create a business plan which provided a strategy for starting my business, gave me insights on what steps to take, and identified the resources I needed to achieve my business goals.”

– Lakaisha R

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Hear from HOPE clients on how their lives changed
"I have a renewed sense of purpose"
“I’m glad I didn’t give up.”
“I’m no longer defined by one mistake.”
“I feel like I have a new life.”

Latest Events & News

See what's happening with Operation HOPE around the country.

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STONE MOUNTAIN, Georgia _ Wells Fargo CEO Charlie Scharf and Operation HOPE chairman, founder and CEO John Hope Bryant cut the ribbon Wednesday on a newly redesigned Stone Mountain branch …

In Los Angeles, U.S. Small Business Administration, Operation HOPE Announce New Collaboration Aimed at Empowering Black-Owned Small Businesses

Through New Alliance, Administrator Guzman, CEO Bryant, and Local Stakeholders Will Join Forces to Raise Awareness of Tools and Resources to Benefit Entrepreneurs from Underserved Communities Across the Nation LOS …

General Motors, The Hershey Company and Tyson Foods

Among Latest Top-Tier Organizations to Join the Financial Literacy for All (FL4A) Movement. Iconic companies commit to join 10-year initiative seeking to engage American families where they live, work and …

NFL Extends Support For 21 Social Justice Grant Partners In Ongoing Mission To ‘INSPIRE CHANGE’

League contributes $6.5 million to more than 20 organizations who are driving measurable change in their communities, renews grants for all 32 NFL Clubs to further combat the ‘digital divide’ …

Making an Impact

Operation HOPE impacts the lives of thousands every year.
Here are some of the ways we've helped clients change their lives for the better in 2021
*Average improvement in FICO score
$278 M
Assisted in obtaining mortgage loans
Average decrease in debt

*Average FICO Score Increase for HOPE clients who saw some positive change

Transforming lives through our individualized programs.

For 30 years, Operation HOPE has helped millions of individuals increase their financial security, understanding [knowledge], and access to resources with U.S. government certified trainers—all free of charge. We have helped check-cashing customers become banking customers, lifelong renters into homeowners, small business dreamers into business owners and minimum wage workers into empowered consumers.

4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Operation HOPE is proud to receive its 8th consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for 2020. The highest possible rating indicates HOPE adheres to sector best practices, executes its mission in a financially effective manner and is committed to accountability and transparency. Only 7% of charities rated have received at least 7 consecutive 4 stars, indicating that Operation HOPE outperforms most other charities in America.

Taking Action

Join us in our mission to bring financial opportunity to all.

We are always looking for people who are willing to join us and help fight for economic equality for everyone. We need mentors, volunteers, partners and donations to bring our mission to life.

Here are some of the ways you can help:

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Founder, Chairman, and CEO

John Hope Bryant

John Hope Bryant is an American entrepreneur, best selling author, philanthropist, and prominent thought leader on economic empowerment and financial dignity. John’s work has been recognized by five past U.S. presidents, and he has served as an advisor to three U.S. presidents.

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