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 65337
Vancouver, WA 98665


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


Shared Hope International was established to provide hope to the hopeless women Washington State Congresswoman Linda Smith found enslaved in the brothels of Mumbai in 1998. Our early efforts targeted the international sex trafficking industry. As we became established leaders in the international movement to end slavery, our eyes were opened to the scourge of sex trafficking in the U.S. We could not ignore this injustice and expanded our impact to bring hope to American women and children victimized in the commercial sex industry. Today, we lead prevention strategies, restoration programs and justice initiatives to combat trafficking in the U.S. and abroad.

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

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 rating589 of 107424 of 41
Fund acquisition rating322 of 10759 of 41
Resource allocation rating415 of 107523 of 41
Asset utilization rating969 of 107436 of 41

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$486,956$954,073$302,301$282,884$341,786
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,994,268$2,341,069$4,112,361$1,675,712$1,318,089
Long-term investments$5,655$7,173$7,173$7,119$6,076
Fixed assets$435,726$678,743$375,227$298,728$345,671
Other long-term assets$2,689,805$2,615,401$386$504,605$504,406
Total long-term assets$3,131,186$3,301,317$382,786$810,452$856,153
Total assets$7,125,454$5,642,386$4,495,147$2,486,164$2,174,242
Payables and accrued expenses$215,855$233,831$150,263$159,189$199,018
Other current liabilities$54,078$27,210$162,822$208,675$51,134
Total current liabilities$269,933$261,041$313,085$367,864$250,152
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$264,402$282,304$0$0$0
Total liabilities$534,335$543,345$313,085$367,864$250,152
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$5,761,227$3,480,787$2,421,156$1,421,671$1,139,238
With donor restrictions$829,892$1,618,254$1,760,906$696,629$784,852
Net assets$6,591,119$5,099,041$4,182,062$2,118,300$1,924,090
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$4,147,800$3,455,172$4,850,449$3,315,136$3,000,729
Program service revenue$38,678$416,256$381,159$402,975$292,539
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$255,234$5,743($8,989)($1,309)$741
Other revenue$50,526$10,768$0$2,790$0
Total other revenue$344,438$432,767$372,170$404,456$293,280
Total revenue$4,492,238$3,887,939$5,222,619$3,719,592$3,294,009
Program services$2,412,177$2,371,780$2,567,355$2,875,934$2,442,293
Management and general$335,984$387,693$362,604$389,068$349,491
Total expenses$2,998,411$2,970,972$3,158,911$3,530,827$3,062,526
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$1,493,827$916,967$2,063,708$188,765$231,483
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,493,827$916,967$2,063,708$188,765$231,483


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

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 11/4/2022. 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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