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Planet Aid Inc.

MILFORD, MA

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Archived CN Advisory

05/01/2015-10/01/2017: Low Concern Advisory

In accordance with our policy for removing CN Advisories, Charity Navigator removed the Low Concern CN Advisory for Planet Aid on October 1, 2017, because the CN Advisory has been in place for more than a year (since April 8, 2016).

Charity Navigator had published a Low Concern CN Advisory on Planet Aid because we became aware of the following information in connection with this charity:

  • On March 19, 2016, Reveal investigated the operations of Planet Aid, in an article titled, "Alleged cult leader plays shell game with US foreign aid." For this reason, we have issued a Low Concern CN Advisory. For more information regarding the investigation, please see the Reveal article.

    Charity Response

    Planet Aid provided Charity Navigator with this response

    • On May 25, 2016, NBC Washington published an article titled, "Behind the Bins: Former Planet Aid Employees Describe 'Cult-like' Experience." For more information, please see the NBC Washington article.

    • On August 1, 2016, Reveal published an article titled, "UNICEF cuts off funding to nonprofit linked to alleged cult." For more information, please see the Reveal article.

    • On August 29, 2016, Courthouse News Service published an article titled, "Charity Under Scrutiny Fires Back at Reporters." For more information, please see the Courthouse News Service article.

    • On January 31, 2017, Reveal published an article titled, "USDA said it didn't know charity had problems. Documents show otherwise." For more information, please see the Reveal article.

EIN 04-3348171
Name in IRS Master File PLANET AID INC
Street Address 47 SUMNER STREET
City, State, Zip MILFORD, MA 01757-4606
NTEE Code Q33
NTEE Classification International Relief
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(179) Other health services
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date October, 1997
Asset Amount $20,938,136
Income Amount $39,549,252
Form 990 Revenue Amount $38,872,159
Latest Form 990 Return December, 2016
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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