Heartbeat International

The information on this page was last updated 11/29/2023. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


Heartbeat International's worldwide network of more than 3,000 pro-life pregnancy help organizations is here. We provide comprehensive pregnancy help to the woman wherever she is on her journey. From seeing the flutter of the heartbeat on her first ultrasound, to teaching parenting classes or coordinating an adoption plan, and providing material aid throughout the pregnancy and beyond, we offer compassionate support so that no woman ever feels that abortion is her only option.

Contact information

Mailing address:
8405 Pulsar Place
Ste. 100
Columbus, OH 43240

Website: heartbeatinternational.org

Phone: (614)885-7577

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 237335592

CEO/President: Jor-El Godsey

Chairman: Peggy Hartshorn

Board size: 15

Founder: Dr. John Hillabrand and Lore Maier

Ruling year: 1974

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Our Life-Saving Vision is a world where every new life is welcomed and children are nurtured within strong families, according to God's Plan, so that abortion is unthinkable.

Mission statement

Heartbeat International's mission is to Reach and Rescue as many lives as possible, around the world, through an effective network of life-affirming pregnancy help, to Renew communities for LIFE.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Advocacy

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating878 of 109738 of 48
Fund acquisition rating1044 of 109946 of 48
Resource allocation rating1057 of 109946 of 48
Asset utilization rating154 of 10976 of 48

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$198,728$26,148$48,776$25,404$19,695
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,684,061$196,869$4,162,534$3,033,740$903,989
Long-term investments$0$3,500,271$0$0$0
Fixed assets$346,491$84,410$48,454$562,374$739,875
Other long-term assets$655$184,675$122,119$69,445$16,804
Total long-term assets$347,146$3,769,356$170,573$631,819$756,679
Total assets$3,031,207$3,966,225$4,333,107$3,665,559$1,660,668
Payables and accrued expenses$633,252$299,962$291,730$212,404$163,747
Other current liabilities$247,438$325,096$107,949$0$0
Total current liabilities$880,690$625,058$399,679$212,404$163,747
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$880,690$625,058$399,679$212,404$163,747
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$1,023,745$1,230,088$203,433$432,267$636,853
With donor restrictions$1,126,772$2,111,079$3,729,995$3,020,888$860,068
Net assets$2,150,517$3,341,167$3,933,428$3,453,155$1,496,921
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$7,042,245$5,814,108$5,466,849$5,824,958$3,745,509
Program service revenue$2,028,228$1,204,104$800,426$1,125,233$782,830
Membership dues$0$237,234$107,616$189,343$179,615
Investment income$11,962$1,376$10,261$14,559$440
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$2,040,190$1,442,714$918,303$1,329,135$962,885
Total revenue$9,082,435$7,256,822$6,385,152$7,154,093$4,708,394
Program services$6,804,262$5,767,135$4,709,343$3,959,825$3,330,379
Management and general$1,397,307$376,366$298,371$246,495$196,588
Total expenses$10,273,085$7,849,083$6,409,254$5,197,859$4,274,657
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)($1,190,650)($592,261)($24,102)$1,956,234$433,737
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($1,190,650)($592,261)($24,102)$1,956,234$433,737


Jor-El GodseyPresident$138,756

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2022

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 11/29/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Our story is really a glorious mosaic of thousands of small personal stories of everyday people who, in response to the spread of legalized abortion, stepped in to help women escape the temptation and pressure to abort their precious babies. They discovered the life-saving power they had as neighbors helping neighbors. Then the word spread.

Some people started hotlines. Others opened their homes to young girls. Still more adopted. The modern pregnancy help movement was born. Hotlines grew into pregnancy help centers and medical clinics. People opening their homes to abandoned or desperate young mothers developed into maternity homes. Adopting families linked up to promote adoption services.

A clearinghouse was needed to track and share contact information. On November 13, 1971, Dr. John Hillabrand, a Toledo, Ohio, obstetrician, and Lore Maier, a refugee from Nazi Germany, formed Alternatives to Abortion to network emerging hotlines and pregnancy help services. Knowing that legalized abortion would spread rapidly around the world, they soon became Alternatives to Abortion International (AAI).

By 1993, about 75 original contacts had grown to about 200 affiliates and AAI changed its name to Heartbeat International. More and more Catholic and Evangelical Christians felt called to help and start calling for help. We became the "go-to" place for start-up manuals, model programs, leadership training conferences, and a place to go for advice and prayer. Heartbeat International currently serves over 3,000 affiliated pregnancy help locations, maternity homes, and non-profit adoption agencies on all 6 inhabited continents.

Over 50 years later, the Heartbeat International story continues to take exciting and challenging turns as we develop leaders to supply a growing pregnancy help movement. From the underserved urban neighborhoods, so often targeted by Big Abortion, to the rural reaches, the mission field created by abortion calls us to impact more lives. Around the globe, from Australia to Zimbabwe, God's people worldwide are answering the call to reach, rescue, renew.

The best alternative to abortion is another person. Our story continues then as simply one of helping God's people discover the life-saving, death-defying, soul-satisfying, and God-glorifying power of neighborly love.

Read more about our story in "The Power of Pregnancy Help," a history of the pregnancy help community by Heartbeat International Board Chairman Peggy Hartshorn, Ph.D. and President Jor-El Godsey.

Program accomplishments

2,836,300 TOTAL IN-PERSON CLIENT VISITS at pregnancy help centers in 2022, an increase of 36% over 2021
35,012 active volunteers at affiliate locations
1,132 lives rescued through the Abortion Pill Rescue® Network
3,250 Heartbeat affiliates in the world in 2022 of the 7,000 locations total providing pregnancy help worldwide.