“HOPE has two beautiful daughters. Their names are Anger and Courage; Anger at the way things are, and Courage to see that they do not remain as they are.”

We have HOPE for justice!

HOPE is a multi-issue, grassroots, community organization consisting of 25 multicultural and interfaith member congregations throughout Hillsborough County. HOPE is a non-partisan, private, non-profit, 501(c) 3, tax-exempt, community organization founded and incorporated in the State of Florida in 1988.

HOPE’s mission is to promote justice, fairness, and the dignity of people, by engaging and training people to responsibly and successfully act together to hold officials accountable to improve the systems affecting the quality of life in our communities. We do that by:

  • Training residents to identify common community problems experienced by families and neighbors

  • Meeting with local experts and decision-makers to better understand the problems and identify long-term solutions

  • Take action to hold decision-makers accountable to implement the long-term systemic solutions


Strengthening the ability of members to act on their values of love, respect, fairness and dignity of people.


Engaging members in listening and relationship building to identify and prioritize common community problems;


Enhancing the skills of members to connect with others to build the power needed to hold our social, political and economic systems accountable for fair policies and procedures that ensure justice;


Correcting inequities in education, housing, healthcare, employment, criminal justice, transportation, public services, police protection, and neighborhood infrastructure

HOPE is funded in three ways:

  • Membership Dues from member organizations

  • Investments from individuals and local businesses that value our work

  • Non-governmental grants

HOPE does not accept United Way or Government funds.
Invest now and be part of the change!

Upcoming Events

34th HOPE Convention

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

HOPE Rally

February 27, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

HOPE Nehemiah Action

March 20, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

HOPE Justice Ministry Celebration

May 22, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm