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Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

CharityWatch report issued
February 2023

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Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
1350 I Street, NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005

Other Names

Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Tax Status




Stated Mission

To end HIV/AIDS globally in children, youth, and families.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2021

Program Percentage: 91%

The percentage of Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $15

How many dollars Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.


Calculated Total Contributions


Government Funding

50% to 100%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources


Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation IRS Form 990 95-4191698
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Audited Financial Statements 95-4191698
Entity: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 95-4191698
Entity: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 95-4191698

Governance & Transparency

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Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
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  Name Title Compensation
1 Charles J. Lyons, II President/CEO $783,045
2 Patricia Devine Karlin Executive VP, External Affairs & Business Development $386,764
3 Adriaantje Giphart Executive VP, Medical & Scientific Affairs $366,810
Name: Charles J. Lyons, II
Title: President/CEO
Compensation: $783,045
Name: Patricia Devine Karlin
Title: Executive VP, External Affairs & Business Development
Compensation: $386,764
Name: Adriaantje Giphart
Title: Executive VP, Medical & Scientific Affairs
Compensation: $366,810

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.

According to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation audit of December 31, 2021 (Note 2 re: Financial Risk):

"Financial instruments that potentially subject the Foundation to concentrations of credit risk consist primarily of checking accounts, certificates of deposits (CD's) and grant receivables. The Foundation maintains these checking accounts and CD's at a high credit-quality institution. Cash and certificates of deposits held at institutions insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) that exceeded federally insured limits or are not insured by FDIC were $10,530,273 and $9,796,275 at December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively...

"The Foundation has operations in many countries throughout the world, many of which have politically and economically volatile environments. As a result, the Foundation may have financial and operational risks associated with these operations which could negatively impact the Foundation."

According to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation audit of December 31, 2021 (Note 15, Risks and Uncertainties):

"On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced a global health emergency because of a new strain of coronavirus (the COVID-19 virus). On March 11, 2020, the WHO declared the novel coronavirus a global pandemic.

"To further limit health risks associated with the COVID-19 virus, management has required staff at its various offices to work remotely, where required by local authorities, to mitigate further spread of the virus. The Foundation is complying with health officials in its host countries and WHO recommendations to do its part in reducing the impact to its employees.

"Funding from the Foundation's U.S. Government and non-U.S. Government grants and cooperative agreements remained robust throughout 2021 with programs still being implemented in the vast majority of the Foundation's operating locations, albeit in many instances utilizing more regional personnel due to travel restrictions globally.

"While there has been progress in developing and distributing COVID-19 vaccines, there continues to be uncertainty around the breadth and duration of the business disruption, as well as its impact on the global economy. Nonetheless, the Foundation will continue to monitor the financial and business implications of the pandemic on its operations and will implement new strategies as appropriate..."

According to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation 2021 tax filing, the Foundation includes in its reporting for Compensation Information re: Officers, Directors, Trustees, Key Employees, and Highest Compensated Employees, "Bonus & incentive compensation" in the amount of $150,000 paid to Charles J. Lyons II, President & CEO. His reported total compensation in 2021 is $783,045 (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part II).

Also according to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation 2021 tax filing, the Foundation reports re: Compensation, Supplemental Information (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part III):

Regarding severance payments to officers, directors, trustees, key employees and highest compensated employees (Schedule J, Part I, Line 4a):  "Severance in the amount of $18,016 was paid to Daniel Warco."

Daniel Warco is reported as VP, Finance and Accounting, with total compensation of $310,395 in 2021 (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part II).

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