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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Peace First

The power of peacemakers

two stars

79.58

25 Kingston Street 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
tel: (617) 261-3833   Web Site
EIN: 04-3323467

Board Leadership
Anousheh Ansari
Board Chair

CEO
Eric Dawson
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.58 two stars
  Financial 73.31 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Peace First teaches young people the critical skills of peacemaking - the social-emotional skills of cooperation, communication, conflict resolution, and empathy as well as the core tools for civic engagement - as a core part of their school day, alongside reading and math. The heart of our program is a Pre-K-8 curriculum integrated weekly into the academic frameworks of the school, taught by AmeriCorps members in partnership with the classroom teacher. The program begins by teaching basic communication and conflict resolution strategies through hand-on activities and then allowing students to put their peacemaking skills into action through a community service learning projects that promote civic engagement. This classroom work is supported by intense coaching with principals and lead teachers to deepen their efficacies in supporting academically and emotionally successful young people.

Peace First teaches young people the critical skills of peacemaking - the social-emotional skills of cooperation, communication, conflict resolution, and empathy as well as the core tools for civic engagement - as a core part of their school day, alongside reading and math. The heart of our program is a Pre-K-8 curriculum integrated weekly into the academic frameworks of the school, taught by AmeriCorps members in partnership with the classroom teacher. The program begins by teaching basic communication and conflict resolution strategies through hand-on activities and then allowing students to put their peacemaking skills into action through a community service learning projects that promote civic engagement. This classroom work is supported by intense coaching with principals and lead teachers to deepen their efficacies in supporting academically and emotionally successful young people.

Financial

two stars

73.31

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2018 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)
67.4%
  Administrative Expenses 17.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.38
  Program Expenses Growth 6.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 56.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Peace First on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Peace First on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Peace First (MA) 79.58 two stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia (PA) 86.20 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, Mason-Dixon Council (MD) 88.92 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley (AZ) 87.03 three stars
Kentucky 4-H Foundation (KY) 88.38 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,791,080
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,791,080
   Program Service Revenue $29,500
Total Primary Revenue $1,820,580
   Other Revenue $12,106
TOTAL REVENUE $1,832,686
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,200,942
   Administrative Expenses $197,993
   Fundraising Expenses $323,491
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,722,426
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $110,260
   
Net Assets $677,462

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
Peace First Prize $719,183 59.9%
Digital Activity Center $243,709 20.3%
Peace First Challenge $238,050 19.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 07/01/2018 79.58 two stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 76.37 two stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 72.82 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 75.47 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 75.32 two stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 83.61 three stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 86.07 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 87.97 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 78.38 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 70.79 two stars
2009-06 08/01/2010 68.12 one star
2008-06 09/01/2009 84.23 three stars
2007-06 04/01/2009 84.61 three stars
2006-06 08/01/2007 73.06 two stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 55.13 one star
2004-06 10/01/2005 55.61 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 04-3323467
Name in IRS Master File PEACE FIRST INC
NTEE Code O99
NTEE Classification Youth Development N.E.C.
NTEE Type Youth 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
(349) Other youth organization or activities
(149) Other instruction and training
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 December, 1996
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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
$161,021 9.34% Eric D. Dawson President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$162,330 9.42% Bobby Jones Chief Marketing And Communications

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Peace First (MA) 79.58 two stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County (ID) 91.25 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine (ME) 91.54 four stars
Girl Scouts of Northern California (CA) 85.49 three stars
Futures and Options (NY) 91.28 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Peace First
25 Kingston Street
6th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
tel: (617) 261-3833
EIN: 04-3323467

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Board Leadership

Anousheh Ansari
Board Chair

CEO

Eric Dawson
President

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