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International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs

Religions for Peace

Stop war, end poverty, protect the Earth

75.25

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

CEO
Azza Karam
Secretary General

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 75.25
  Financial 81.98
  Accountability & Transparency 70.00
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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

81.98

Accountability & Transparency

70.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 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)
65.7%
  Administrative Expenses 13.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 20.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.56
  Program Expenses Growth 17.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.1%
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.

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,787,041
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $93,011
Total Contributions $5,880,052
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,880,052
   Other Revenue $684
TOTAL REVENUE $5,880,736
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,854,030
   Administrative Expenses $543,474
   Fundraising Expenses $1,001,218
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,398,722
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $482,014
   
Net Assets $5,726,610

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 $2,771,813 71.9%
Protecting the Earth $626,920 16.3%
Assisting Affiliated Interreligious Councils $455,297 11.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 75.25
2018-12 05/01/2020 70.80
2017-12 06/01/2019 79.36
2016-12 06/01/2018 89.00
2015-12 03/01/2017 84.81
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.56
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 84.45
2013-12 05/01/2015 81.87
2012-12 12/01/2013 74.35
2011-12 03/01/2013 67.49
2010-12 04/01/2012 70.80
2009-12 10/01/2011 80.50
2009-12 09/20/2011 83.14
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 87.77
2008-12 02/01/2010 84.16
2007-12 12/01/2008 84.91
2006-12 02/01/2008 86.64
2005-12 04/01/2007 63.62
2004-12 01/01/2006 81.96
2003-12 02/01/2005 89.63

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
$336,799 6.23% William Vendley Secretary General

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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

Azza Karam
Secretary General

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