World Hope International

Summary

World Hope International (WHI) is a Christian relief and development organization working with vulnerable and exploited communities to alleviate poverty, suffering, and injustice.


Contact information

Mailing address:
World Hope International
1330 Braddock Place
Suite 301
Alexandria, VA 22314

Website: www.worldhope.org

Phone: 1(703)923-9414

Email: info@worldhope.org


Organization details

EIN: 351985485

CEO/President: John Lyon

Chairman: Mike Chambers

Board size: 19

Founder: Jo Anne Lyon

Year founded: 1996

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1999


Purpose

Our vision is to provide those in need with opportunity, dignity, and hope so they can possess the tools for change in themselves, their family, and their community. WHI supports all people regardless of ethnicity, gender, race, or religion. WHI uses market-based and community-driven enterprise solutions to empower, protect, and build resiliency through innovative, environmentally conscious, and transformative projects. We deliver our programming through strategic local and global partnerships to create a maximal, sustainable impact.


Mission statement

To empower the poorest of the poor around the world so they can become agents of change within their communities.


Statement of faith

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating60 of 72513 of 68
Fund acquisition rating188 of 72623 of 68
Resource allocation rating185 of 72620 of 68
Asset utilization rating61 of 72510 of 68

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%4%7%4%7%9%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%4%7%4%7%9%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
98%98%96%99%99%99%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
7%4%6%4%7%9%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
2%2%4%1%1%1%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
85%91%87%92%88%87%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
100%93%110%97%99%101%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
85%85%96%89%87%88%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
0%7%-10%3%1%-1%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
0%61%-143%24%4%-4%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
7%5%7%4%5%4%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.786.596.015.493.863.19
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.321.091.211.271.671.75
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.777.207.276.956.455.60
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
6.484.862.744.895.242.66
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.150.210.360.200.190.38
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
3.001.321.051.371.511.34
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
13%23%60%32%33%31%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%22%9%14%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
44%12%7%12%17%22%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$2,244,600$1,142,909$1,751,178$1,146,432$1,293,223
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$567,339$757,105$1,014,922$769,204$425,863
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,811,939$1,900,014$2,766,100$1,915,636$1,719,086
Long-term investments$5,687$0$0$325,476$361,659
Fixed assets$180,296$336,647$534,006$794,153$714,838
Other long-term assets$72,833$63,160$204,284$162,519$218,952
Total long-term assets$258,816$399,807$738,290$1,282,148$1,295,449
Total assets$3,070,755$2,299,821$3,504,390$3,197,784$3,014,535
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$476,200$693,031$565,119$280,130$355,780
Other current liabilities$102,697$0$0$85,645$289,528
Total current liabilities$578,897$693,031$565,119$365,775$645,308
Debt$0$501,371$327,249$431,935$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$126,709$192,964$234,425$272,694$293,325
Total long-term liabilities$126,709$694,335$561,674$704,629$293,325
Total liabilities$705,606$1,387,366$1,126,793$1,070,404$938,633
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Unrestricted$0$44,766$973,580$1,064,413$1,093,965
Temporarily restricted$0$353,752$787,036$447,015$367,055
Permanently restricted$0$513,937$616,981$615,952$614,882
Net assets$2,365,149$912,455$2,377,597$2,127,380$2,075,902
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$21,351,572$11,990,922$19,547,224$12,367,422$9,441,077
Program service revenue$325,512$430,323$245,277$36,334$44,856
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$7,555$88,239$18,546$31,972$19,553
Other revenue$932$0$0$2,516$26,404
Total other revenue$333,999$518,562$263,823$70,822$90,813
Total revenue$21,685,571$12,509,484$19,811,047$12,438,244$9,531,890
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$18,362,182$11,989,543$17,602,982$10,825,132$8,372,789
Management and general$1,055,452$955,473$854,989$665,364$368,676
Fundraising$825,273$870,987$777,058$860,089$877,066
Total expenses$20,242,907$13,816,003$19,235,029$12,350,585$9,618,531
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$1,442,664($1,306,519)$576,018$87,659($86,641)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,442,664($1,306,519)$576,018$87,659($86,641)

Response from ministry

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History

What began in the back bedroom of her home, grew into a leading-edge Christian relief and development organization, recognized by partners and governments alike as a successful service model for those in need. For more than 10 years, Jo Anne entered into war-torn regions, abandoned communities and dark pockets of the world teeming with forced labor and prostitution. She looked at the bleakness and despair and saw how she could bring glimmers of light through opportunity, dignity, and hope.

Though Jo Anne stepped down as WHI's CEO in 2008 to accept a prominent leadership role within The Wesleyan Church, she remains actively involved as a member of our Board of Directors. Today, current WHI President and CEO John Lyon carries out Jo Anne's original hope, empowering the poorest of the poor to become changemakers within their own communities.

Today, WHI continues its mission as a voice for the silent, an opportunity for the oppressed and water for those who thirst. WHI helps provide the dignity that comes from an educated mind, a healthy body, an honest day's wage and a safe place to heal. WHI is the one who comes alongside those gripped by poverty to offer a hand up instead of a handout. But more than anything, WHI is the reflection of Jesus Christ's compassion for all who suffer.


Program accomplishments

1,835 Children assisted with education through child sponsorships in 2019. 909 Participants attended Family Support Groups in Sierra Leone in 2019. 11,841 Individuals gained access to safely managed drinking water in 2019.


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