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International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs

Seeds of Peace

Courage to Lead Change

three stars

89.03

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

Board Leadership
Steve Gruber
Chair

CEO
Josh Thomas
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.03 three stars
  Financial 86.17 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

three stars

86.17

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
71.6%
  Administrative Expenses 18.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.56
  Program Expenses Growth 12.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.5%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Seeds of Peace (NY) 89.03 three stars
Yale-China Association (CT) 91.79 four stars
FACE Foundation (NY) 85.38 three stars
Institute of International Education (NY) 85.85 three stars
Global Minnesota (MN) 87.93 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,926,726
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $131,997
Total Contributions $5,058,723
   Program Service Revenue $1,293,978
Total Primary Revenue $6,352,701
   Other Revenue $1,492,104
TOTAL REVENUE $7,844,805
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,599,563
   Administrative Expenses $1,442,257
   Fundraising Expenses $641,342
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,683,162
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $161,643
   
Net Assets $4,026,957

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
Seeds of Peace Camp $2,116,651 37.8%
Multiregional Gather $1,219,781 21.8%
Middle East Camp $942,718 16.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 89.03 three stars
2018-12 04/01/2020 85.90 three stars
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

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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$162,235 2.11% Leslie Lewin Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$165,641 2.15% Alina Yavorovskaya CFO & EVP of Administration & Finance

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Seeds of Peace (NY) 89.03 three stars
American-Scandinavian Foundation (NY) 93.75 four stars
American Academy in Rome (NY) 86.78 three stars
WorldTeach (MA) 88.22 three stars
Yale-China Association (CT) 91.79 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

Steve Gruber
Chair

CEO

Josh Thomas
Executive Director

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