Filter Of Hope

The information on this page was last updated 4/3/2023. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


Bringing clean water and Christ's love to those in desperate need of both.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Filter Of Hope
1400 Jack Warner Pkwy NE
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404


Phone: (205)-310-4950

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 371751688

CEO/President: Bart Smelley

Chairman: Steve Hillis

Board size: 8

Founder: Bart Smelley

Ruling year: 2014

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2017


Our goal is to see the end of the global water crisis. Beyond even that, we desire to see the fulfillment of Jesus' Great Commission.

Mission statement

Motivated by the compassion of Christ, Filter of Hope brings clean water to people who are thirsty.

Statement of faith

At Filter of Hope, we believe...

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

in one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

in our Lord Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, His virgin birth, His sinless human life, His divine miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory.

in salvation of lost and sinful man through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ by faith apart from works, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit.

in the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling and ministry in the Christian enables believers to live a godly life and to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ.

in the unity of the Spirit of all true believers, the church, and the body of Christ.

in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life in heaven, the lost unto eternal separation from God.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating149 of 107727 of 142
Fund acquisition rating380 of 107846 of 142
Resource allocation rating93 of 107823 of 142
Asset utilization rating360 of 107746 of 142

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$237,781$205,210$118,333$72,927$71,087
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,053,103$1,545,618$1,035,060$698,167$433,503
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$4,114$6,700$9,850$9,850$9,848
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$4,114$6,700$9,850$9,850$9,848
Total assets$2,057,217$1,552,318$1,044,910$708,017$443,351
Payables and accrued expenses$251,465$34,056$34,828$31,476$24,954
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$251,465$34,056$34,828$31,476$24,954
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$105,300$0$0$0
Total liabilities$251,465$139,356$34,828$31,476$24,954
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$1,359,657$1,412,962$1,010,082$676,541$418,397
With donor restrictions$446,095$0$0$0$0
Net assets$1,805,752$1,412,962$1,010,082$676,541$418,397
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,691,798$1,875,123$2,130,928$2,100,758$1,395,049
Program service revenue$1,320,797$1,074,986$880,323$459,120$487,507
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$1,320,797$1,074,986$880,323$459,120$487,507
Total revenue$3,012,595$2,950,109$3,011,251$2,559,878$1,882,556
Program services$2,312,046$2,143,534$2,373,342$1,867,395$1,347,385
Management and general$212,070$338,881$249,383$163,850$114,856
Total expenses$2,580,061$2,547,229$2,677,710$2,301,734$1,681,582
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$432,534$402,880$333,541$258,144$200,974
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$432,534$402,880$333,541$258,144$200,974


Bart SmelleyDirector$110,982

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 4/3/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Program accomplishments

In 2012, we distributed the first Filter of Hope water filters in the Dominican Republic. Since then, we've expanded to 11 additional countries in the Caribbean and Central America, and our partner organizations have taken our water filters to more than 70 countries worldwide.