EIN 14-1862549

ZOE International (ZOE)

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ZOE International's mission is to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ and to make disciples of the unreached people of the world and to demonstrate God’s compassion through rescuing and caring for orphans and children from human trafficking.
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Program areas at ZOE

HOUSING AND RELATED SERVICES Of the 13 high-intensity areas identified in the United States by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for child sex trafficking, three are located in California: Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego metropolitan areas. ZOE Home for Youth (ZHY) provides specialized, intensive treatment and 24-hour care and supervision for up to 6 youth, ages 12-17, who have experienced Commercial Sexual Exploitation and other slave-like treatment. ZHY supports youth in developing family connections and natural community support. Staff assist youth and families in identifying and cultivating their inherent strengths to aid in their healing process from the impacts of trauma. These relational connections ease their transitions to family-based placement or independent living and promote long-term personal success. ZOE also provides resources, referral services, mental health services, and trauma informed activities to young survivors of trafficking who are in the care of the County's DCFS and Department of Probation. ZOE provides ongoing victim advocacy services for children and their families upon rescue from trafficking or when a social worker suspects a child is being trafficked or at risk of being trafficked.
MISSIONS Jesus said to His disciples, "The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore, pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest." (Matthew 9:37-38). ZOE employs a number of missionaries and their families. Many of our missionaries have joined our anti-human trafficking organization after witnessing children rescued from human trafficking transform into happy and well-rounded individuals. The restoration they witnessed in ZOE children was enough to leave their homes and jobs in the United States to serve as ZOE missionaries in Thailand. Having God's heart for the nations makes us better Christians, resulting in our service to Him growing and expanding wherever He plants us. ZOE is inspiring the church to engage in world missions by teaching at churches, seminars, and conferences; providing long-term missionary training and placement; planning specialized short-term missions; and encouraging continual prayer until every person has heard the gospel.
ADVOCACY AND EDUCATION Through ZOE's Advocacy Program, we serve children and families who have been impacted by human trafficking or are at high risk of trafficking. We are so thankful for our amazing partners who provide opportunities and experiences for the children we serve. ZOE has an advocacy services contract and a placement contract for ZOE Home for Youth (ZHY) with the County of Los Angeles (the County), Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and supports the DCFS in a variety of ways. ZOE supplies resources and gifts and assists in coordinating events for the trafficked children served by the County, as well as conducts human trafficking awareness and prevention events that provide information throughout the County. Engagement activities at the home, include trauma informed, arts-based activities teaching life skills and positive strategies to respond to life challenges. ZOE produces podcasts that we hope will educate the world about the issue of human trafficking. In our podcast "Light in the Darkness" we aim to shine the light on the issue of human trafficking by sharing honest stories of hope and by sharing practical advice that we hope will inspire others to fight for freedom. ZOE is also focused on education and development of knowledge. We create high-quality, educational brochures, videos, and other materials to educate the public about how to protect themselves and their communities from trafficking. Part of the restoration process for the older teens is giving them tools to be able to live a life outside of our home.

Who funds ZOE International (ZOE)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Hong Family FoundationGeneral$1,325,000
Floradon FoundationRelief Aid$120,000
Floradon FoundationRelief Aid$120,000
...and 30 more grants received totalling $1,904,906

Personnel at ZOE

Michael & Carol HartFounder and Chief Executive Officer, Founder and President
Michael HartChief Executive Officer ,$112,350
David CoxChief Operating Officer$146,553
R. Lawrence FranklinClinical Director
Brad OrtenziEastern USA Regional Director
...and 8 more key personnel

Financials for ZOE

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$5,157,619
Program services$1,127,719
Investment income and dividends$3,129
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$19,813
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$393
Miscellaneous revenues$4,175
Total revenues$6,312,848

Form 990s for ZOE

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-11-11990View PDF
2021-122022-11-11990View PDF
2020-122021-11-04990View PDF
2019-122021-02-19990View PDF
2018-122020-01-31990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s
Data update history
December 24, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
December 23, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
December 23, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
October 25, 2023
Received grants
Identified 5 new grant, including a grant for $1,325,000 from Hong Family Foundation
August 17, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
Nonprofit Types
ReligionForeign affairsInternational development
ReligiousChristianFundraising eventsOperates internationallyGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
PO Box 221510
Santa Clarita, CA 91322
Metro area
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
Website URL
(661) 255-7963
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
X20: Christian
NAICS code, primary
813110: Religious Organizations
Parent/child status
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