CharityWatch REPORT
Issued March 2017

CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.

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According to The Global Hunger Project (THP) consolidated audit of December 31, 2015 (Note 9, Commitment -- Retirement Contract):

"THP has a postretirement contract with the Founding President. Under the terms of this agreement, the Founding President will receive $100,000 per year in exchange for part-time services rendered. Payments shall continue until the earlier of death or failure to comply with the conditions of the agreement, specifically to not provide services as an employee, officer or director or participate in any fundraising activities for an entity with goals, objectives, and methods similar to the THP."

Also according to the THP 2015 consolidated audit (Note 10, Life Insurance):

"THP has a life insurance policy on the Founding President. THP pays the premiums and is the sole beneficiary on the policy. Total face amount and cash surrender value of the policy at December 31, 2015, was $2,138,381 and $1,307,685, respectively."

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