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International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs

Religions for Peace

Stop war, end poverty, protect the Earth

three stars

89.00

777 United Nations Plaza 9th Floor
New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 687-2163   Web Site
EIN: 13-2671065

CEO
William Vendley
Secretary General

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.00 three stars
  Financial 95.90 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1970, Religions for Peace is the largest international coalition of representatives from the world's great religions dedicated to promoting peace. Respecting religious differences while celebrating our common humanity, Religions for Peace is active on every continent and in some of the most troubled areas of the world, creating multi-religious partnerships to confront our most dire issues: stopping war, ending poverty, and protecting the earth. Religions for Peace enables religious communities to unleash their enormous potential for common action. Some of Religions for Peace's recent successes include building a new climate of reconciliation in Iraq; mediating dialogue among warring factions in Sierra Leone; organizing an international network of religious women's organizations; and establishing the Hope for African Children Initiative.

Founded in 1970, Religions for Peace is the largest international coalition of representatives from the world's great religions dedicated to promoting peace. Respecting religious differences while celebrating our common humanity, Religions for Peace is active on every continent and in some of the most troubled areas of the world, creating multi-religious partnerships to confront our most dire issues: stopping war, ending poverty, and protecting the earth. Religions for Peace enables religious communities to unleash their enormous potential for common action. Some of Religions for Peace's recent successes include building a new climate of reconciliation in Iraq; mediating dialogue among warring factions in Sierra Leone; organizing an international network of religious women's organizations; and establishing the Hope for African Children Initiative.

Financial

four stars

95.90

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
79.4%
  Administrative Expenses 11.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.84
  Program Expenses Growth 8.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Religions for Peace on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Religions for Peace on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Religions for Peace (NY) 89.00 three stars
Nonviolent Peaceforce (MN) 85.45 three stars
Ploughshares Fund (CA) 92.05 four stars
Foreign Policy Association (NY) 85.08 three stars
World Federalist Movement - Institute for Global Policy (NY) 87.68 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,047,389
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $602,320
Total Contributions $3,649,709
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,649,709
   Other Revenue $4,579
TOTAL REVENUE $3,654,288
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,370,313
   Administrative Expenses $452,026
   Fundraising Expenses $471,570
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,293,909
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $360,379
   
Net Assets $6,617,577

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
Grants Made to Various Interreligious Councils $756,076 31.9%
Human Development $658,373 27.8%
Just & Harmonious Societies $562,516 23.7%
Grants Made to Resolve Violent Conflict $393,348 16.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 06/01/2018 89.00 three stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 84.81 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.56 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 84.45 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 81.87 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 74.35 two stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 67.49 one star
2010-12 04/01/2012 70.80 two stars
2009-12 10/01/2011 80.50 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 83.14 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 87.77 three stars
2008-12 02/01/2010 84.16 three stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 84.91 three stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 86.64 three stars
2005-12 04/01/2007 63.62 one star
2004-12 01/01/2006 81.96 three stars
2003-12 02/01/2005 89.63 three stars
2002-12 02/01/2004 95.80 four stars
2001-12 04/15/2003 95.50 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 13-2671065
Name in IRS Master File WORLD CONFERENCE OF RELIGIONS FOR PEACE INC
NTEE Code Q41
NTEE Classification Arms Control, Peace Organizations
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (29) Other religious activities
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 November, 1988
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

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$203,453 6.17% William F. Vendley Secretary General

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Religions for Peace (NY) 89.00 three stars
Federation of American Scientists (DC) 90.28 four stars
The Israel Project (DC) 85.66 three stars
World Federalist Movement - Institute for Global Policy (NY) 87.68 three stars
Jamestown Foundation (DC) 89.73 three stars

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Religions for Peace
777 United Nations Plaza
9th Floor
New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 687-2163
fax: (212) 983-0098
EIN: 13-2671065

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CEO

William Vendley
Secretary General

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