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.

Who We Are

Officers (2020 – Present)

Michael A. Makalinaw, President
Teresita Halo Machado, Vice President
David F. Mallari, Executive Director of Operations
Christina M.Go, Executive Secretary
Thomas Unsworth, Treasurer
Donald P. Hayden, Auditor

Board of Directors (2020 – Present)

Teresita Halo Machado, Chair

Marie Halo, R.N.
Margie EspĂ­ritu
Paulette Rayos Adams
Marie Halo, R.N.
Mark T. Makalinaw
Jennifer Sequeira
Deborah Halo

Financial Information

IRS Letter: Apr. 24, 2002 (determination of 501c3 status)
IRS EIN: 05-0470876
IRS Status: 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization
Status Class: 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.