Shared Hope International

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Shared Hope International strives to prevent the conditions that foster sex trafficking, restore victims of sex slavery, and bring justice to vulnerable women and children.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Shared Hope International
P.O. Box 1907
Vancouver, WA 98668-1907


Phone: 1-866-437-5433

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 911938635

CEO/President: Linda Smith

Chairman: Christine Harmon, MD

Board size: 8

Founder: Linda Smith

Ruling year: 1999

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2008


Our vision is to coordinate a national U.S. network of protection to improve the response to victims of trafficking. We believe we can create a world where every survivor is surrounded by trained professionals, an alert community, just law and policy, knowledgeable service providers and appropriate shelter options.

Mission statement

We envision a world passionately opposed to sex trafficking and a community committed to helping survivors build lives of purpose, value, and choice - one life at a time.

Statement of faith

We believe the Bible to be inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that people of all faiths and no faith are precious to God and we are called to serve them without discrimination.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Advocacy

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating581 of 103326 of 42
Fund acquisition rating355 of 103512 of 42
Resource allocation rating386 of 103523 of 42
Asset utilization rating933 of 103337 of 42

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$954,073$302,301$282,884$341,786$365,530
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$5,295
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,341,069$4,112,361$1,675,712$1,318,089$1,451,502
Long-term investments$7,173$7,173$7,119$6,076$0
Fixed assets$678,743$375,227$298,728$345,671$396,613
Other long-term assets$2,615,401$386$504,605$504,406$22,227
Total long-term assets$3,301,317$382,786$810,452$856,153$418,840
Total assets$5,642,386$4,495,147$2,486,164$2,174,242$1,870,342
Payables and accrued expenses$233,831$150,263$159,189$199,018$156,715
Other current liabilities$27,210$162,822$208,675$51,134$21,800
Total current liabilities$261,041$313,085$367,864$250,152$178,515
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$282,304$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$543,345$313,085$367,864$250,152$178,515
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$3,480,787$2,421,156$1,421,671$1,139,238$754,325
With donor restrictions$1,618,254$1,760,906$696,629$784,852$937,502
Net assets$5,099,041$4,182,062$2,118,300$1,924,090$1,691,827
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$3,455,172$4,850,449$3,315,136$3,000,729$3,021,267
Program service revenue$416,256$381,159$402,975$292,539$422,226
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$5,743($8,989)($1,309)$741$6
Other revenue$10,768$0$2,790$0$0
Total other revenue$432,767$372,170$404,456$293,280$422,232
Total revenue$3,887,939$5,222,619$3,719,592$3,294,009$3,443,499
Program services$2,371,780$2,567,355$2,875,934$2,442,293$2,524,305
Management and general$387,693$362,604$389,068$349,491$349,205
Total expenses$2,970,972$3,158,911$3,530,827$3,062,526$3,176,092
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$916,967$2,063,708$188,765$231,483$267,407
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$916,967$2,063,708$188,765$231,483$267,407


Linda A SmithPresident$128,455
Bonnie AgerSr Dir Finance$88,618

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 1/12/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


In 1998, while still a member of the U.S. Congress, Linda Smith traveled to Falkland Road in Mumbai, India-one of the worst brothel districts in the world. The hopeless faces of desperate women and children forced into prostitution compelled Linda to found Shared Hope International. SHI was established to support shelter and service creation for sex trafficking survivors using a comprehensive model for restoration.

Today, Shared Hope works to prevent sex trafficking through training, including our nationally renowned JuST Conference, and our volunteer training program, Ambassadors of Hope. Shared Hope's restoration initiatives support grant partners in 4 countries who work to serve and empower survivors of sex trafficking. And finally, Shared Hope is committed to bringing justice to perpetrators of sex trafficking, and to get justice for survivors.

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