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Seeds of Peace

Courage to Lead Change

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three stars

83.45

370 Lexington Avenue Suite 1201
New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 573-8040   Web Site
EIN: 52-1814447

Board Leadership
Steven B. Gruber
Chair

CEO
Leslie Adelson Lewin
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.45 three stars
  Financial 76.60 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Seeds of Peace inspires and cultivates new generations of global leaders in communities divided by conflict. We equip them with the skills and relationships they need to accelerate social, economic, and political changes essential for peace.

Our approach focuses on personal transformation and then wider societal change. Our leadership development model begins with a transformational camp session in Maine. The program shifts attitudes and perceptions and builds respect and empathy.

After graduating from Camp, participants build on their experiences through local year-round leadership development programs that strengthen relationships and leadership capacities.

We then accelerate the impact of our alumni who are challenging the ideologies, policies, and practices that perpetuate conflict through fellowships and convenings.

Our network now encompasses over 6,000 alumni in the Middle East, South Asia, Europe and the United States who are uniquely positioned to lead change.

Seeds of Peace inspires and cultivates new generations of global leaders in communities divided by conflict. We equip them with the skills and relationships they need to accelerate social, economic, and political changes essential for peace.

Our approach focuses on personal transformation and then wider societal change. Our leadership development model begins with a transformational camp session in Maine. The program shifts attitudes and perceptions and builds respect and empathy.

After graduating from Camp, participants build on their experiences through local year-round leadership development programs that strengthen relationships and leadership capacities.

We then accelerate the impact of our alumni who are challenging the ideologies, policies, and practices that perpetuate conflict through fellowships and convenings.

Our network now encompasses over 6,000 alumni in the Middle East, South Asia, Europe and the United States who are uniquely positioned to lead change.

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Financial

two stars

76.60

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
70.6%
  Administrative Expenses 18.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.39
  Program Expenses Growth 1.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Seeds of Peace on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Seeds of Peace on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Seeds of Peace (NY) 83.45 three stars
American-Scandinavian Foundation (NY) 91.67 four stars
International House (NY) 88.41 three stars
Ashoka (VA) 86.61 three stars
Netherland-America Foundation (NY) 97.17 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,195,718
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $159,716
Total Contributions $4,355,434
   Program Service Revenue $115,859
Total Primary Revenue $4,471,293
   Other Revenue $2,221,570
TOTAL REVENUE $6,692,863
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,382,516
   Administrative Expenses $1,204,709
   Fundraising Expenses $697,704
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,284,929
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $407,934
   
Net Assets $2,773,495

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
International Camp $1,776,249 40.5%
Gather Initiatives $921,045 21.0%
Local Leadership Development Programs $789,860 18.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 07/01/2019 83.45 three stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 79.84 two stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 86.80 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 85.90 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.50 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 03/01/2015 85.92 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 84.95 three stars
2011-12 11/06/2012 78.65 two stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 69.70 one star
2009-12 11/01/2011 66.45 one star
2009-12 09/20/2011 64.88 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 54.11 zero star
2008-12 06/01/2010 61.72 one star
2007-12 07/01/2009 73.87 two stars
2006-12 07/01/2008 78.36 two stars
2005-12 11/01/2007 86.99 three stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 87.79 three stars
2003-09 12/01/2004 85.03 three stars
2002-09 01/01/2004 79.67 two stars
2001-09 04/15/2003 90.27 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 52-1814447
Name in IRS Master File SEEDS OF PEACE INC
NTEE Code Q40
NTEE Classification International Peace and Security
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (325) Camp
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 July, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$158,009 2.51% Leslie Lewin Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Seeds of Peace (NY) 83.45 three stars
American Academy in Rome (NY) 85.62 three stars
Alexander Muss Institute for Israel Education (NY) 96.66 four stars
Ashoka (VA) 86.61 three stars
Yale-China Association (CT) 92.22 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Seeds of Peace
370 Lexington Avenue
Suite 1201
New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 573-8040
fax: (212) 573-8047
EIN: 52-1814447

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Board Leadership

Steven B. Gruber
Chair

CEO

Leslie Adelson Lewin
Executive Director

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