The Exodus Road

The information on this page was last updated 4/21/2023. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


Summary

On the front lines of the fight to end human trafficking. We are an organization of action, and we're bringing about systemic, holistic change. We invest in three core programs: Training, Intervention, and Aftercare.


Contact information

Mailing address:
The Exodus Road
PO Box 64063
Colorado Springs, CO 80962

Website: theexodusroad.com

Phone: 719-941-9755

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 461384815

CEO/President: Laura Parker

Chairman: Steve Leigh

Board size: 10

Founder: Matt and Laura Parker

Ruling year: 2013

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

Prevention: Harnessing collective expertise in the global fight against trafficking, our TraffickWatch Academy program educates law enforcement, NGO practitioners, students, and communities with engaging, quality content from diverse leaders in the counter-trafficking community.

Intervention: For the last decade, TER has become an expert in helping police find and free survivors and arrest traffickers for legal prosecutions. We train local operatives, identify victims, build effective cases, utilize technology and covert gear, and support law enforcement in operations.

Aftercare: In addition to providing crisis care workers and social workers on our Search + Rescue teams, our Beyond Rescue program serves survivors and the exploited in the countries where we work. Utilizing a trauma-informed approach and working in collaboration with other NGO partners, we uniquely tailor aftercare services to fit those in greatest need in the areas where we operate.


Mission statement

We disrupt the darkness of modern-day slavery by partnering with law enforcement to fight human trafficking crime, equipping communities to protect the vulnerable, and empowering survivors as they walk into freedom.


Statement of faith

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Transparency grade

C

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Advocacy

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating247 of 111213 of 40
Fund acquisition rating658 of 111423 of 40
Resource allocation rating424 of 111419 of 40
Asset utilization rating69 of 11124 of 40

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
9%9%13%12%11%12%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
7%9%13%12%10%12%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
96%100%100%98%99%103%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
7%8%12%13%12%11%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
4%0%0%2%1%-3%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
80%80%77%78%82%77%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
97%109%109%92%85%112%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
76%88%84%72%70%86%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
3%-9%-9%8%15%-12%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
5%-57%-37%27%55%-71%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%11%12%9%6%12%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.925.254.042.873.055.56
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.361.121.021.021.041.10
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.875.904.122.923.166.12
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
14.136.1712.6424.2419.945.77
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.070.160.080.040.050.17
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.671.702.683.943.611.62
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
21%24%8%4%5%16%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
77%14%23%33%31%15%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20232022202120202019
Cash$476,452$768,479$858,459$687,986$258,273
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$80,353$27,876$171,936$86,186$100,839
Short-term investments$0$0$30,973$0$15,438
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$556,805$796,355$1,061,368$774,172$374,550
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,096$7,326$19,782$28,777$37,481
Other long-term assets$67,697$8,309$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$68,793$15,635$19,782$28,777$37,481
Total assets$625,598$811,990$1,081,150$802,949$412,031
 
Liabilities20232022202120202019
Payables and accrued expenses$90,222$63,022$43,780$38,826$64,928
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$90,222$63,022$43,780$38,826$64,928
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$59,388$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$59,388$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$149,610$63,022$43,780$38,826$64,928
 
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$408,192$748,968$1,037,370$730,848$296,976
With donor restrictions$67,796$0$0$33,275$50,127
Net assets$475,988$748,968$1,037,370$764,123$347,103
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20232022202120202019
Total contributions$3,012,082$2,998,385$3,310,932$2,830,754$2,115,589
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,005$502$3,944$1,477($38,134)
Other revenue$785($1,899)$59,668$31,732($31,062)
Total other revenue$1,790($1,397)$63,612$33,209($69,196)
Total revenue$3,013,872$2,996,988$3,374,544$2,863,963$2,046,393
 
Expenses20232022202120202019
Program services$2,644,205$2,511,546$2,415,177$2,000,843$1,767,091
Management and general$373,467$379,817$293,541$148,208$271,978
Fundraising$269,180$386,121$389,316$298,066$253,378
Total expenses$3,286,852$3,277,484$3,098,034$2,447,117$2,292,447
 
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)($272,980)($280,496)$276,510$416,846($246,054)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($272,980)($280,496)$276,510$416,846($246,054)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Laura ParkerCEO/Vice Cha$136,493
Andrew HoskinsCOO$134,155

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2023


Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


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History

The Exodus Road began through the journey and work of co-founders Matt and Laura Parker. Moving to SE Asia with their family in April 2010, Matt and Laura initially directed a children's home for hill-tribe girls in rural Northern Thailand. During that time, Matt and Laura were exposed to marginalized people groups - targets for human trafficking. Eventually, Matt began networking with NGOs and local police to learn about the problem at the ground level. After a period of research, he was deputized by police and started working personally to find those trapped in slavery as an undercover investigator. Armed with hidden body-worn cameras, he posed as a "john," a man interested in sex for sale, and gathered evidence for police partners. It was gritty work that neither of them expected when they first began their journey.

After investigating hundreds of bars and brothels throughout SE Asia with police, Matt and Laura began The Exodus Road in January of 2012 with the belief that justice is in the hands of ordinary people - just like them.

Matt and Laura have since been joined by a diverse group of committed staff and volunteers active in multiple countries around the world. Matt serves as the CEO of the organization, while Laura serves as President. After living overseas for seven years, their home base is now Colorado Springs, CO.


Program accomplishments

2,016 Children, Women, and Men Freed

1,065 Traffickers and Perpetrators Arrested

1,612 Survivors Supported With Aftercare

1,079 Officers and Citizens Trained


Needs

Your donation will help fuel prevention, rescue, and aftercare for those affected most by human trafficking.