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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CharityWatch's rating of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) does not include PPFA's related 501(c)(4) entity, Planned Parenthood Action Fund (Action Fund), which is rated separately by CharityWatch.

According to Note 1 of the PPFA consolidated audit of June 30, 2015: "The Action Fund was incorporated in 1989 to encourage and protect informed individual choice regarding reproductive healthcare, to advocate public policies, which guarantee the right, as well as full and nondiscriminatory access, to such care, and to foster and preserve a social and political climate favorable to the exercise of reproductive choice."

PPFA made a cash grant in the amount of $3,000,000 to the Action Fund in fiscal 2015 (PPFA IRS Form 990 for FYE 6/30/15, Schedules I & R).

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According to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America consolidated audit of June 30, 2015 (Note 4, Property and Equipment):

"On July 1, 2015, the Organization sold its ownership of a condominium unit that was being used as the Organization's New York office facility for $69,600,000, realizing a gain of approximately $19,000,000."

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