International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs

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.

Impact Information

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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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$158,009 2.51% Leslie Lewin Executive Director

Mission

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.

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
Global Minnesota (MN) 92.06 four stars
NAFSA: Association of International Educators (DC) 85.07 three stars
Eisenhower Fellowships (PA) 94.49 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