Shared Hope International

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Shared Hope International is dedicated to bringing an end to sex trafficking through our three-prong approach.

PREVENT - Through training, awareness, and collaboration, we seek to inspire creative prevention strategies.

RESTORE - Our strategic guidance and funding helps local organizations expand shelter and services for survivors.

BRING JUSTICE - Our justice initiatives accelerate legislative and policy solutions to combat injustice and protect victims.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Shared Hope International
PO Box 1907
Vancouver, WA 98668


Phone: 1-866-437-5433

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 911938635

CEO/President: Linda Smith

Chairman: Christine Harmon, MD

Board size: 10

Founder: Linda Smith

Ruling year: 1999

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2008


Continuing our over 20 year history, 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. We envision a world passionately opposed to sex trafficking and a committed community restoring survivors to lives of purpose, value and choice - one life at a time. As Christian abolitionists we believe trafficking survivors deserve the opportunity to be restored to dignity and purpose, regardless of their faith or system of belief. As Christian stewards we prayerfully seek to use wisdom and Biblical guidance for every dollar we spend. As Christian leaders we seek to inspire change by informing and empowering activists, providing strategic guidance to local shelter and service partners, and influencing policy makers and first responders.

Mission statement

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. We envision a world passionately opposed to sex trafficking and a community committed to restoring survivors to 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 rating880 of 111034 of 42
Fund acquisition rating645 of 111123 of 42
Resource allocation rating610 of 111125 of 42
Asset utilization rating975 of 111037 of 42

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$377,695$272,072$486,956$954,073$302,301
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,427,219$3,919,282$3,994,268$2,341,069$4,112,361
Long-term investments$4,562$5,552$5,655$7,173$7,173
Fixed assets$401,602$412,661$435,726$678,743$375,227
Other long-term assets$2,840,956$2,691,142$2,689,805$2,615,401$386
Total long-term assets$3,247,120$3,109,355$3,131,186$3,301,317$382,786
Total assets$6,674,339$7,028,637$7,125,454$5,642,386$4,495,147
Payables and accrued expenses$173,297$205,772$215,855$233,831$150,263
Other current liabilities$16,275$36,087$54,078$27,210$162,822
Total current liabilities$189,572$241,859$269,933$261,041$313,085
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$152,892$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$152,892$0$264,402$282,304$0
Total liabilities$342,464$241,859$534,335$543,345$313,085
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$5,806,315$6,385,546$5,761,227$3,480,787$2,421,156
With donor restrictions$525,560$401,232$829,892$1,618,254$1,760,906
Net assets$6,331,875$6,786,778$6,591,119$5,099,041$4,182,062
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$3,240,550$3,680,110$4,147,800$3,455,172$4,850,449
Program service revenue$413,114$371,362$38,678$416,256$381,159
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,757$463$255,234$5,743($8,989)
Other revenue$1,813$2,382$50,526$10,768$0
Total other revenue$416,684$374,207$344,438$432,767$372,170
Total revenue$3,657,234$4,054,317$4,492,238$3,887,939$5,222,619
Program services$3,211,851$3,155,200$2,412,177$2,371,780$2,567,355
Management and general$514,153$407,216$335,984$387,693$362,604
Total expenses$4,017,842$3,858,555$2,998,411$2,970,972$3,158,911
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)($360,608)$195,762$1,493,827$916,967$2,063,708
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($360,608)$195,762$1,493,827$916,967$2,063,708


Christine RainoSr Dir Pub Policy$133,295
Linda A SmithPresident$124,529
Samantha VardamanVP Institute$112,708
Rebecca AdamsDrctr of Acctg$102,052

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2023

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 10/9/2023. 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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