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International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs

Religions for Peace

Stop war, end poverty, protect the Earth

two stars

70.80

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 70.80 two stars
  Financial 71.64 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 70.00 two stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

two stars

71.64

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

70.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
64.5%
  Administrative Expenses 15.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 19.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.12
  Program Expenses Growth -4.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.1%
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) 70.80 two stars
Peace Development Fund (MA) 96.66 four stars
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International (IL) 100.00 four stars
Federation of American Scientists (DC) 90.47 four stars
Jewish Institute for National Security of America (DC) 86.21 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,010,937
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,010,937
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,010,937
   Other Revenue $337
TOTAL REVENUE $6,011,274
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,742,455
   Administrative Expenses $460,980
   Fundraising Expenses $588,393
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,791,828
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,219,446
   
Net Assets $9,278,410

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
World Assembly Preparation $957,706 55.0%
Assisting Affiliated Interreligious Councils $547,400 31.4%
Human Development $237,349 13.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 70.80 two stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 79.36 two stars
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

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)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$215,688 7.72% William Vendley Secretary General

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Religions for Peace (NY) 70.80 two stars
Ploughshares Fund (CA) 87.06 three stars
Center for International Policy (DC) 86.13 three stars
EastWest Institute (NY) 91.02 four stars
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (NY) 94.03 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

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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