CharityWatch REPORT
Issued October 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 Population Connection combined audit of December 31, 2015 (Note 1), Population Connection reports receiving in-kind contributed services valued at $301,000 in 2015.

[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 Population Connection 2015 tax filing (IRS Form 990 Schedule I, Part IV):

"The Organization made two grants in 2015 to the [Population Connection] Action Fund totaling $1,100,000. The purposes of the grants are to promote policy solutions to population growth around the world, and communicate with policymakers regarding population and family planning issues."

[Note: The Population Connection Action Fund is registered as a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization. Due to differing tax treatment, the Action Fund is not included in CharityWatch's rating of Population Connection, a 501(c)(3) public charity. The Action Fund is not rated separately by CharityWatch at this time given its relatively small size, with less than $275,000 in contributions raised in 2015.]

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