Heartbeat International

The information on this page was last updated 1/12/2024. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


Summary

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:


Purpose

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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Transparency grade

D

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Pro-Life

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating858 of 111023 of 31
Fund acquisition rating1047 of 111131 of 31
Resource allocation rating1066 of 111130 of 31
Asset utilization rating83 of 11103 of 31

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
10%29%29%26%17%20%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
8%23%24%22%14%16%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%78%80%86%81%80%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
10%20%22%22%19%17%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%22%20%14%19%20%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
80%66%73%73%76%78%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
94%113%108%100%73%91%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
75%75%79%74%55%71%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
6%-13%-8%0%27%9%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
8%-55%-18%-1%57%29%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
9%14%5%5%5%5%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.963.391.981.481.422.57
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.581.1320.151.041.211.84
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.643.8339.871.541.714.73
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
14.833.050.3110.4114.285.52
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.060.333.170.100.070.18
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.242.11-0.657.056.512.08
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
18%29%16%9%6%10%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
93%21%43%61%66%35%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20222021202020192018
Cash$2,485,333$170,721$4,113,758$3,008,336$884,294
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
 
Liabilities20222021202020192018
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
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
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
 
Revenue20222021202020192018
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
 
Expenses20222021202020192018
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
Fundraising$2,071,516$1,705,582$1,401,540$991,539$747,690
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

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
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 1/12/2024. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


History

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.


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