Hope Gospel Mission Fund Founded in 1998, Hope Gospel Mission is a faith-based organization that offers shelter, education, and other vital needs to impoverished residents of the Eau Claire area. The mission of its Agency Fund is “to offer Christ-centered, life changing help to the homeless and needy in Western Wisconsin.” Hope Gospel Mission carries out this mission through numerous services and programs; in addition to providing short-term emergency shelter, it provides long-term programs that, in the words of its website, are “dedicated to addressing the root causes of a homeless person’s problems. We ultimately want to see our residents become contributing, independent members of our society…In all our work, we strive to share the Love of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior with those we meet—residents, donors, volunteers, and our neighbors throughout the world.” (More about Hope Gospel Mission’s purpose and programs can be found on its website and Facebook page; please see the links below.) Since Hope Gospel Mission receives no government funding, it relies on private donations and proceeds from its business enterprises (the Building Hope center, Bargain Center, and Auto Sales) to continue its work. Its Agency Fund is an important component in maintaining Hope Gospel’s financial strength. Agency Endowment Funds like this one are unable to receive gifts from individual donors. Instead, donors wishing to contribute to this Fund should send their gifts directly to Hope Gospel Mission with the designation "Agencies Endowment Fund held at ECCF."