CharityWatch REPORT
Issued September 2016

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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Note(s)
According to the Partnership for a Drug-Free America audit of December 31, 2015 (Note 5, Contributed Services, Media Time, and Space):

"A number of broadcast and print media, advertising agencies, and production, distribution, and monitoring service companies have made contributions to the Partnership in the form of pro bono advertising time and space, talent, production, and related services. The Partnership is dependent on these contributions to continue its current programs..."

The amount of reported in-kind contributed services, media time, and space received by the Partnership in 2015 was valued at $83,508,751 (Audited Statement of Activities).

[Note: CharityWatch generally excludes the value of in-kind (non-cash) donations of goods and services from its calculations of Program % and Cost to Raise $100. More information on how grades are calculated and the treatment of in-kind donations can be found by clicking on "About CharityWatch" from the navigation bar and then clicking on "Criteria & Methodology".]
According to the Partnership for a Drug-Free America audit of December 31, 2015 (Note 1, Organization):

"... From 2010 until 2014, the Partnership did business as The Partnership at Drugfree.org. On April 10, 2014, The Partnership received approval from the State of New York to change its 'doing business as' name to Partnership for Drug-Free Kids."

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"On September 17, 2012, the Partnership entered into a contract with the Office of National Drug Control Policy to take over responsibility for the national teen advertising campaign called 'Above the Influence.' The contract covers creative services for traditional and social media in the amount of $2,492,969. Work under this contract was completed on March 16, 2014."

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