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 65337
Vancouver, WA 98665


Phone: 1-866-437-5433


Organization details

EIN: 911938635

CEO/President: Linda Smith

Chairman: Christine Harmon, MD

Board size: 6

Founder: Linda Smith

Year founded: 1999

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2008


Shared Hope International is dedicated to bringing an end to sex trafficking through our three-pronged approach - prevent, restore, and bring justice. We equip first responders and community members to identify warning signs of trafficking and employ intervention techniques to rescue child trafficking victims. We advance the prioritization of ending child sex slavery by initiating campaigns that raise alarm in communities. We share our expertise and resources to accelerate solutions to combat sexual exploitation.

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 rating414 of 81718 of 34
Fund acquisition rating242 of 8178 of 34
Resource allocation rating358 of 81721 of 34
Asset utilization rating640 of 81724 of 34

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$302,301$282,884$341,786$365,530$397,472
Short-term investments$0$0$0$5,295$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,112,361$1,675,712$1,318,089$1,451,502$1,073,237
Long-term investments$7,173$7,119$6,076$0$7,574
Fixed assets$375,227$298,728$345,671$396,613$447,663
Other long-term assets$386$504,605$504,406$22,227$35,161
Total long-term assets$382,786$810,452$856,153$418,840$490,398
Total assets$4,495,147$2,486,164$2,174,242$1,870,342$1,563,635
Payables and accrued expenses$150,263$159,189$199,018$156,715$136,937
Other current liabilities$162,822$208,675$51,134$21,800$0
Total current liabilities$313,085$367,864$250,152$178,515$136,937
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$313,085$367,864$250,152$178,515$136,937
Net assets20192018201720162015
Temporarily restricted$1,760,906$696,629$784,852$937,502$611,639
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$4,182,062$2,118,300$1,924,090$1,691,827$1,426,698
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$4,850,449$3,315,136$3,000,729$3,021,267$2,559,325
Program service revenue$381,159$402,975$292,539$422,226$247,727
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($8,989)($1,309)$741$6($1,282)
Other revenue$0$2,790$0$0$524
Total other revenue$372,170$404,456$293,280$422,232$246,969
Total revenue$5,222,619$3,719,592$3,294,009$3,443,499$2,806,294
Program services$2,567,355$2,875,934$2,442,293$2,524,305$2,441,602
Management and general$362,604$389,068$349,491$349,205$345,196
Total expenses$3,158,911$3,530,827$3,062,526$3,176,092$3,039,755
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$2,063,708$188,765$231,483$267,407($233,461)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$2,063,708$188,765$231,483$267,407($233,461)


Linda A SmithPresident$128,381

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2019

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 12/21/2020. To update the information below, please email:


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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