Project HOPEFUL’s mission is to bring hope to overlooked children and vulnerable mothers around the world. We work in the United States and globally to support families and individuals fostering, adopting, or considering care for overlooked orphaned children. Project HOPEFUL believes adoption is a wonderful gift for children in many circumstances, but it isn’t always the best answer.

Therefore, we have developed a focused set of in-country care efforts in Ethiopia, Guatemala, Uganda and Ukraine to provide direct care and support to women, children and families who are without resources. Our goal is to bring the right educational, financial, spiritual, and emotional resources to bear where they can make the most impact for each overlooked child. We invite you to look through the many programs we offer on our website and email us any questions.

Project HOPEFUL believes in the value of each child – no matter where he or she lives or what diagnoses he or she may have. In fact, we say that we would do all we do just for one child. All for One!


Project HOPEFUL was born at the end of 2006 and incorporated in the State of Illinois in 2007 when it received its 501(c)(3) status from the US federal government.

Volunteer staff run the organization with the support of a Board or Directors and an Advisory Board. All of Project HOPEFUL’s operations and investments are supported by donations. Project HOPEFUL uses <5% of donated funds to support its operations and activities. The 5% administrative fee (on most gifts) is used to fund the activities and expenses approved annually by our executive team and Board. Donations to Project HOPEFUL (a US 501(c)(3) non profit organization) are likely tax-deductible; please consult your tax advisor if you have questions about deductibility of gifts. THANK YOU for your support.

Thank you for making a donation to Project HOPEFUL. Your donation will be used to help care for overlooked children. If you would like to direct your donation to a particular Project HOPEFUL activity, please make a note on your check on when you make a gift online.