Shepherd's Hope

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At Shepherd's HOPE we are striving to eradicate hunger, promote family values and rebuild communities in five targeted areas:

Combat physical hunger by providing supplemental food to people in need by use of our food pantry, aquaponic farming, and family feeding center.

Combat lack of spiritual awareness by teaching people how to live life from a biblical perspective.

Combat the lack of adequate housing by partnering with local ministries, businesses and corporations from the greater Chicago area to provide affordable housing to people who have need.

Combat lack of community interest by partnering with local church and business leaders to provide the resources and volunteers to complete needed church and community projects and make a difference that will last a lifetime.

Combat educational and vocational deficiencies by providing volunteer opportunities to develop work ethic and job skills for people who have the desire to learn and then help them find resources to secure employment so they may become productive members of their community. In the future when facilities allow, this would include an expanded more intensive job training and mentoring for youth and adults.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Shepherd's Hope
838 W. Marquette Rd
Chicago, IL 60621


Phone: 773-756-3535

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 262744380

CEO/President: Brian Anderson

Chairman: Brian Anderson

Board size: 8

Founder: Brian Anderson

Ruling year: 2009

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Rebuilding communities, Transforming lives through relationship with Christ.

Mission statement

The mission of Shepherd's HOPE is to recognize and meet the needs of our neighbors, pledging to help individuals become passionate contributors to family, community and society. We vow to do this one life at a time.

Statement of faith

Shepherd's HOPE is a faith-based not-for-profit organization.

We believe that the Holy Scriptures as originally given by God, are divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy; and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

We believe there is One God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe our Lord Jesus Christ is God manifest in the flesh. He was born of the virgin Mary and lived a sinless human life. We believe in His divine miracles, that He died to atone for our sins. We believe in His bodily resurrection and ascension, His mediatorial work, and His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that for Salvation of lost and sinful people, faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, repentance plus regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the believer is enabled to live a holy life, to witness and work in obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ and that believers are spiritually united in our Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe in the Resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

We are called by our Lord to serve all who are in need, regardless of their race, ethnicity, religion, gender or place in society.

James 1:27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

We regard all people as created and loved by God. We serve people above all the material and institutional demands of the world. We respect the dignity, uniqueness, and intrinsic worth of every person and treat each individual as a treasured child of the most high God.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating1 of 11131 of 121
Fund acquisition rating46 of 11143 of 121
Resource allocation rating12 of 11144 of 121
Asset utilization rating1 of 11131 of 121

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$504$5,314$20,746$269
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$5,506$21,137$34,338$42,342$16,237
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$120,588$127,963$101,177$92,541$114,367
Other long-term assets$0$0$504$504$23,108
Total long-term assets$120,588$127,963$101,681$93,045$137,475
Total assets$126,094$149,100$136,019$135,387$153,712
Payables and accrued expenses$34,205$30,008$6,454$77,286$12,575
Other current liabilities$0$0$41,511$41,500$0
Total current liabilities$34,205$30,008$47,965$118,786$12,575
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$12,880$0$20,822$0
Total long-term liabilities$196,018$221,157$205,757$20,822$65,278
Total liabilities$230,223$251,165$253,722$139,608$77,853
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions($104,129)($102,065)($117,703)($4,221)$0
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets($104,129)($102,065)($117,703)($4,221)$75,859
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$2,793,701$3,504,035$3,060,349$1,569,487$2,797,980
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$0$0$62,411$14,527$0
Total other revenue$0$0$62,411$14,527$0
Total revenue$2,793,701$3,504,035$3,122,760$1,584,014$2,797,980
Program services$2,758,722$3,447,441$3,193,029$1,583,358$2,811,564
Management and general$33,336$38,644$39,115$97,923$18,841
Total expenses$2,795,765$3,488,397$3,236,242$1,682,255$2,830,405
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)($2,064)$15,638($113,482)($98,241)($32,425)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($2,064)$15,638($113,482)($98,241)($32,425)


Brian AndersonExecutive director$17,530

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2022

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 4/28/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Shepherd's HOPE actually began in 2008 when Brian Anderson encountered a homeless man repeatedly on his way to work. He began to bring him lunches and built a relationship with him. One day the homeless man was no longer there. In his search to find him, Brian realized how many others needed help. He owned a construction company and lived in the northwest suburbs but he began to feel the promptings from God to bring hope and light into Englewood, one of the roughest and darkest areas of Chicago. When he, his wife and two other friends opened the doors to Shepherd's Hope in March of 2009, there were 3 drug houses on the street and violence was almost a daily occurrence. Now years later, there are no more drug houses and the violence is nonexistent. Many of those who caused trouble are now volunteering at the food pantry! But providing food was just the beginning of life change.

Program accomplishments

In an effort to eradicate hunger in this community Shepherd's HOPE has provided over 750,000 pounds of food annually in recent years, impacting the lives of over 6,000 people a month.