EIN 20-1384253

Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP)

IRS 501(c) type
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Prison Entrepreneurship Program unites executives and inmates through entrepreneurial passion and servant leadership to transform lives, restore families, and rebuild communities. The program engages top business and academic talent to equip inmates with values-based entrepreneurship training to productively re-enter society. This includes operating entre capital, llc, a private commercial lender for alumni of the program and other re-entry businesses. During the year, entre originated 16 loans to re-entry businesses.
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Program areas at PEP

Prison Entrepreneurship Program engages top business and academic talent to constructively redirect inmates' ambitions by equipping them with values based training in Entrepreneurship; thus enabling them to productively re- enter society. This includes a five month business plan competition in Prison and a range of post-release programs, including housing assistance, work readiness services, continuing education, executive mentoring and business start up assistance. During the current year, 1,035 individuals participated in the Program in houston, dallas, cleveland, and venus Texas.
Operation of entre capital, llc, a private, commercial lender for alumni of Prison Entrepreneurship Program and other re-entry businesses. During the year, entre originated 16 loans to re-entry businesses.
Operation of houston caleb house, llc, which owns and operates property to be used as reliable housing available to ex-offenders upon their release. During the year, 159 individuals were provided housing.

Grants made by PEP

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Empowered Women of Purpose (EWOP)Support of Operation$95,765

Who funds Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Blue Meridian PartnersTo Support Scaling Plan$300,000
United Way of Metropolitan DallasProgram Ops Cost$160,250
Rockwell FundGeneral Operating Support$160,000
...and 52 more grants received totalling $2,113,023

Personnel at PEP

Bryan KelleyChief Executive Officer$135,788
Phi TranChief Operating Officer$123,983
Tim HamiltonChief Financial Officer$123,983
Edward AmayaPast Chief Financial Officer$39,325
Bert SmithPast Chief Executive Officer Emeritus
...and 1 more key personnel

Financials for PEP

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$3,951,531
Program services$186,909
Investment income and dividends$20,250
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$30
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$15,708
Total revenues$4,174,428

Form 990s for PEP

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-07-25990View PDF
2021-122022-07-01990View PDF
2020-122021-06-30990View PDF
2019-122020-09-23990View PDF
2018-122019-10-18990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s
Data update history
December 24, 2023
Received grants
Identified 5 new grant, including a grant for $120,000 from United Way of Greater Houston
September 25, 2023
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $300,000 from Blue Meridian Partners
August 24, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
August 21, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 4 new personnel
August 19, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
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General information
6501 Navigation Blvd H7
Houston, TX 77011
Metro area
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
Website URL
(281) 779-2116
IRS details
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Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
P20: Human Service Organizations
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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