H.O.P.E. Foundation International was established on March 9, 1993 by a group of Filipino-Americans in Rhode Island. We are a nonprofit humanitarian organization dedicated to providing basic medical and dental assistance to the indigenous Aetas in the Mount Pinatubo locale and the isolated poor of the Philippines.

Officers (2009 - Present)

Reynaldo Linsao, M.D.
Debbie-Ann Tan, M.D.
Marie Halo, R.N.
Joanne Giorgi
Thomas Unsworth
Donald P. Hayden
President & C.E.O.
Vice President
Executive Director of Operations
Executive Secretary

Board of Directors (2009 - Present)

David Hayes, Chair
Reynaldo Linsao, M.D., Vice Chair
James A. Balukjian, D.D.S.
Marie Halo, R.N.
Donald P. Hayden
Noemi Magwili
Michael M. Makalinaw
Joanne Giorgi
Abundio Sanchez
Debbie-Ann Tan, M.D.
Thomas Unsworth
Advisers (2009 - Present)

Hugo H. Halo, M.D.
Rev. Jude McGeough
Margie Espiritu
Aloma Tima
Spiritual Adviser
Executive Director, FOCUS

IRS Letter:
IRS Status:
Status Class:
Apr. 24, 2002 (determination of 501c3 status)
501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization
509(a)(1) or 501(a)(2), publicly supported organization

Click here for I.R.S determination letter

*All donations are spent on projects.
Administrative fees are absorbed by members.
In 1998 the H.O.P.E. Foundation was awarded the “Lingkod sa Kapwa Filipino” (LinKaPil) citation by the Republic of the Philippines for its practical and needs-based medical program for the Aeta tribe and other ethnic groups.
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HOPE Foundation International is proud to be affiliated with HOPE Foundation Philipines. Click here for more information about our sister organization overseas.

H.O.P.E. Foundation International
Medical Missions to help the indigenous Aetas in the Philippines
2105 Cranston Street
Cranston, RI 02920 U.S.A.
Tel: (401) 275-0262

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