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United Religions Initiative

Bound for Peace

four stars

92.82

1009 General Kennedy Avenue San Francisco, CA 94129
tel: (415) 561-2300   Web Site
EIN: 68-0369482

Board Leadership
Kiran Bali
Global Council Chairperson

CEO
Rev. Victor H. Kazanjian, Jr.
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.82 four stars
  Financial 90.68 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

URI is a global network of over 900 grassroots organizations, called Cooperation Circles, dedicated to peace and justice through interfaith and cross-cultural cooperation. Our nearly half a million members are overcoming distrust and hostility every day for the good of their communities-mediating religiously motivated conflict; building schools, orphanages and health clinics; campaigning for citizenship rights and more in 105 countries. Through our San Francisco global office and the regional offices, URI provides a framework for local, regional and global organizing and action; access to resources and support; and an international network and brand that empowers, connects and amplifies the work of our members worldwide.

URI is a global network of over 900 grassroots organizations, called Cooperation Circles, dedicated to peace and justice through interfaith and cross-cultural cooperation. Our nearly half a million members are overcoming distrust and hostility every day for the good of their communities-mediating religiously motivated conflict; building schools, orphanages and health clinics; campaigning for citizenship rights and more in 105 countries. Through our San Francisco global office and the regional offices, URI provides a framework for local, regional and global organizing and action; access to resources and support; and an international network and brand that empowers, connects and amplifies the work of our members worldwide.

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Financial

four stars

90.68

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
81.8%
  Administrative Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.15
  Program Expenses Growth 4.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Religions Initiative on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Religions Initiative on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Religions Initiative (CA) 92.82 four stars
Khyentse Foundation (CA) 89.39 three stars
National Day of Prayer Task Force (CO) 88.49 three stars
Hindu American Foundation (DC) 88.22 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,597,862
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $135,066
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,732,928
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,732,928
   Other Revenue $46,359
TOTAL REVENUE $1,779,287
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,124,527
   Administrative Expenses $267,578
   Fundraising Expenses $472,210
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,864,315
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,085,028
   
Net Assets $18,534,118

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
Global Community Development $2,056,414 65.8%
Communications $464,238 14.9%
Global Council $364,749 11.7%

Ratings History
United Religions Initiative has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 92.82 four stars
2016-12 07/01/2018 92.44 four stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 89.15 three stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 94.42 four stars
2014-12 10/01/2016 97.11 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.37 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 84.12 three stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 84.16 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 87.70 three stars
2011-12 08/01/2013 83.52 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 84.92 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 80.39 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 84.33 three stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 92.52 four stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 91.98 four stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 86.80 three stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 77.51 two stars
2004-12 04/01/2006 67.07 one star
2003-12 04/01/2005 57.36 one star

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

EIN 68-0369482
Name in IRS Master File UNITED RELIGIONS
NTEE Code X90
NTEE Classification Interfaith Issues
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(2) Association or convention of churches
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, 1996
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
$131,801 3.41% Rev. Victor H. Kazanjian Jr. Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$110,156 2.85% Rev. William E. Swing President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Religions Initiative (CA) 92.82 four stars
Khyentse Foundation (CA) 89.39 three stars
Hindu American Foundation (DC) 88.22 three stars
National Day of Prayer Task Force (CO) 88.49 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Religions Initiative
1009 General Kennedy Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94129
tel: (415) 561-2300
fax: (415) 561-2313
EIN: 68-0369482

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 29242
San Francisco, CA 94129

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Board Leadership

Kiran Bali
Global Council Chairperson

CEO

Rev. Victor H. Kazanjian, Jr.
Executive Director

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