John Hope Bryant is a BUILDER. The Brands of John Hope Bryant represent the fullness of his vision throughout the course of the development of his entrepreneurial career, all of which look to ‘do well and do good’ in society. Amongst other innovations, Bryant founded the largest nonprofit financial inclusion organization in the nation, as well as the largest for profit, institutional quality, minority controlled owner of single family rental real estate in the United States.
The brands of John Hope Bryant span the United States, and in the case of one of his global entities, an ongoing impact in more than 70 countries around the world, spanning more than a decade.
Several of Bryant’s entities have triggered the creation of U.S. federal policy, including financial literacy as the official policy of the U.S. federal government (Operation HOPE), the creation of the new space of emergency financial disaster preparedness, response and recovery policy within the U.S. federal government (HOPE Coalition America), the first nonprofit authorized by federal banking regulatory agencies to operate inside of an FDIC insured bank branch (HOPE Inside), as well as the inspiration of the creation of the first ever U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Entrepreneurship Development.
Bryant founded, created and now leads more than 35 companies and organizations, for-profit, nonprofit and public benefit in North America, and in some cases active around the world:
Operation HOPE, Inc.
Project 5117 Banking on Our Future
Banking on Our Future, Celebrity Edition Five Million Kids (5MK)
HOPE South Africa
HOPE Business In A Box Academy
HOPE Inside HOPE Inside Certified Plus
700 Credit Score Communities Mortgage
HOPE Crisis Hotline
HOPE Fellows, Interns & Loaned Executives (FILE)
HOPE Internship America HOPE Coalition America
HOPE Research Institute
HOPE Global Initiatives
HOPE Global Forums
Bryant Digital Media
Bryant Group Ventures
Bryant Group Africa, LLC
The Bryant Family Foundation
Bryant Group Real Estate
The Promise Homes Company
Bryant Group Motorsports
Bryant Group Motorsports Academy
Johnnie Will Smith Memorial Fund
“John Bryant is a 41-year-old whirlwind of ideas and action. Lean, intense, focused, and completely positive in his belief in the potential of poor people to prosper, with ‘a hand up and not a hand out.’”
–President Bill Clinton