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

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating38 of 53514 of 68
Fund acquisition rating132 of 53522 of 68
Resource allocation rating62 of 53517 of 68
Asset utilization rating43 of 53511 of 68

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%4%7%9%6%8%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%4%7%9%6%8%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%99%99%99%99%99%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%4%7%9%7%8%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%1%1%1%1%1%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%92%88%87%87%80%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
98%97%99%101%94%102%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
80%89%87%88%82%81%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
2%3%1%-1%6%-2%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%24%4%-4%19%-4%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%4%5%4%6%13%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.175.493.863.192.151.42
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.571.271.671.751.931.64
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.236.956.455.604.172.34
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.324.895.242.662.362.46
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.200.190.380.420.41
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.611.371.511.341.663.04
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%32%33%31%31%35%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%9%14%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
71%12%17%22%32%46%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20172016201520142013
Cash$1,751,178$1,146,432$1,293,223$1,617,330$1,837,240
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,014,922$769,204$425,863$316,201$359,234
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,766,100$1,915,636$1,719,086$1,933,531$2,196,474
Long-term investments$0$325,476$361,659$732,452$781,981
Fixed assets$534,006$794,153$714,838$831,662$454,751
Other long-term assets$204,284$162,519$218,952$241,818$177,346
Total long-term assets$738,290$1,282,148$1,295,449$1,805,932$1,414,078
Total assets$3,504,390$3,197,784$3,014,535$3,739,463$3,610,552
 
Liabilities20172016201520142013
Payables and accrued expenses$565,119$280,130$355,780$228,586$201,987
Other current liabilities$0$85,645$289,528$591,080$690,329
Total current liabilities$565,119$365,775$645,308$819,666$892,316
Debt$327,249$431,935$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$234,425$272,694$293,325$326,462$363,823
Total long-term liabilities$561,674$704,629$293,325$326,462$363,823
Total liabilities$1,126,793$1,070,404$938,633$1,146,128$1,256,139
 
Net assets20172016201520142013
Unrestricted$973,580$1,064,413$1,093,965$1,245,037$656,864
Temporarily restricted$787,036$447,015$367,055$734,567$1,084,603
Permanently restricted$616,981$615,952$614,882$613,731$612,946
Net assets$2,377,597$2,127,380$2,075,902$2,593,335$2,354,413
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20172016201520142013
Total contributions$19,547,224$12,367,422$9,441,077$8,454,751$4,977,973
Program service revenue$245,277$36,334$44,856$38,554$28,521
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$18,546$31,972$19,553$22,852$29,138
Other revenue$0$2,516$26,404$35,422$15,518
Total other revenue$263,823$70,822$90,813$96,828$73,177
Total revenue$19,811,047$12,438,244$9,531,890$8,551,579$5,051,150
 
Expenses20172016201520142013
Program services$17,602,982$10,825,132$8,372,789$7,042,512$4,093,860
Management and general$854,989$665,364$368,676$489,422$652,702
Fundraising$777,058$860,089$877,066$526,193$398,144
Total expenses$19,235,029$12,350,585$9,618,531$8,058,127$5,144,706
 
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)$576,018$87,659($86,641)$493,452($93,556)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$576,018$87,659($86,641)$493,452($93,556)

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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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