ZOE International

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With approximately 3.2 billion people in our modern world who have never heard about Jesus Christ, ZOE seeks to reach them with the message of the Gospel and with an estimated 40.3 million victims of human trafficking worldwide, ZOE makes every effort to rescue children from commercial exploitation. From raising awareness about the dangers of human trafficking to providing restorative care and vocational training for survivors of child trafficking, ZOE does everything we can to ensure the safety and well-being of children.

Contact information

Mailing address:
ZOE International
PO Box 221510
Santa Clarita, CA 91322

Website: gozoe.org

Phone: 661-255-7963

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 141862549

CEO/President: Michael & Carol Hart

Chairman: Michael & Carol Hart

Board size: 7

Founder: Michael & Carol Hart

Ruling year: 2003

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2005


ZOE works to end child trafficking in three ways: prevention, rescue, and restoration. Our goal is to rescue children from human traffickers and provide them with opportunities and support for a new path and future.

Vision: Every person reached. Every child reached. That every person we reach and every child we rescue would experience God's LIFE.
[John 17:3 ]

Mission statement


REACH EVERY PERSON: Bring the Good News. Train followers of Jesus Christ.

RESCUE EVERY CHILD: End child trafficking. Restore survivors and at-risk orphans.

[Matthew 28:18-20, James 1:27 ]

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Advocacy

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating940 of 110434 of 42
Fund acquisition rating828 of 110533 of 42
Resource allocation rating656 of 110523 of 42
Asset utilization rating895 of 110431 of 42

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$186,597$195,615$167,924$71,504$12,396
Short-term investments$0$1,053$1,006$5,857$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,541,120$5,394,838$3,942,269$4,090,128$4,234,253
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$4,028,466$8,015,416$8,413,355$6,320,271$5,197,984
Other long-term assets$205,572$198,733$462,077$602,361$11,950
Total long-term assets$4,234,038$8,214,149$8,875,432$6,922,632$5,209,934
Total assets$8,775,158$13,608,987$12,817,701$11,012,760$9,444,187
Payables and accrued expenses$299,860$255,249$249,822$81,085$29,115
Other current liabilities$0$12,453$8,219$0$0
Total current liabilities$299,860$267,702$258,041$81,085$29,115
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$150,053$288,832$434,546$547,575$0
Total long-term liabilities$150,053$288,832$434,546$547,575$0
Total liabilities$449,913$556,534$692,587$628,660$29,115
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$7,248,348$11,985,498$11,291,660$8,206,622$6,810,979
With donor restrictions$1,076,897$1,066,955$833,454$2,177,478$2,604,093
Net assets$8,325,245$13,052,453$12,125,114$10,384,100$9,415,072
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$5,157,619$6,344,767$5,781,825$4,509,316$4,466,932
Program service revenue$1,127,719$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$3,129$521$6,624$1,509$1,401
Other revenue$24,381$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$1,155,229$521$6,624$1,509$1,401
Total revenue$6,312,848$6,345,288$5,788,449$4,510,825$4,468,333
Program services$5,772,928$4,208,651$3,271,771$2,714,270$2,402,361
Management and general$700,037$634,563$516,442$565,864$621,507
Total expenses$7,129,462$5,417,949$4,047,435$3,540,540$3,207,513
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Surplus (deficit)($816,614)$927,339$1,741,014$970,285$1,260,820
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($816,614)$927,339$1,741,014$970,285$1,260,820


David CoxChief Operating Officer$168,342
Michael HartChairman & CEO$115,622
Carol HartPresident$98,122
Les GinozaVice President$95,631
Lynne GinozaSecretary$44,128

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 2/20/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


ZOE (a Greek word meaning "life") was founded in the United States as a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization in 2002 by Michael and Carol Hart. The Harts founded ZOE International in response to their commitment to share the Gospel with those who had not heard and their passion to rescue orphans and other vulnerable children from human trafficking. The Harts sold their custom home and most of their possessions; set up headquarters in Santa Clarita, California; and moved to Thailand where the problem of human trafficking was steadily growing.

In 2003, ZOE International Foundation began in Thailand with 47 at-risk children and has since been granted legal status by the government of Thailand, enabling the foundation to own and operate ZOE Children's Homes. ZOE Foundation Australia was established as a not-for-profit in 2011. In 2017, ZOE was granted not-for-profit status by both the government of Mexico and Japan.

ZOE is active in the fight against human trafficking working with both national and local governments, partnering with international and local nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and assisting law enforcement in each of the countries where ZOE operates.

In 2010, ZOE built a 40,000 square foot facility in Thailand, increasing its capacity to accommodate up to 250 children; built and opened a 60-bed, 8,060 square foot boys' shelter in 2013; and completed work on its new $1.2 million Child Rescue Center in 2017.

ZOE also operates a 2-year, live-in leadership school for young adults with a focus on developing indigenous leaders, child advocates and evangelists. Students are trained in leadership, bible-based instruction, vocational skills, language classes, and business skills.

ZOE has partnered with the U.S. State Department's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons through a 3-year, $500,000 grant for ZOE's Enhanced Victim Protection Services program that has enabled ZOE to develop and implement a robust vocational program that prepares children for success in their areas of career interest and which has been cited by State Department inspectors as among the best they have seen. In addition, grant funds have been used to provide expert training for childcare providers at ZOE as well as 60 other agencies in a variety of subject areas.

In Thailand ZOE has an active self-sustainability program on our 35-acre campus including organic crop production, organic animal husbandry, a fish farm, and water conservation.

ZOE's campus in Thailand has over 120,000 square feet of buildings, a state of the art rescue center. ZOE is building a campus in the USA, and continues to expand operations in Australia, Japan, and Mexico.

ZOE has rescued and restored the lives of hundreds of children and led thousands of people to Christ.

For a timeline, visit: https://gozoe.org/history/

Program accomplishments