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Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

CharityWatch report issued
October 2020

Top-Rated Charity
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
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 12/31/2018

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: $9

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

CharityWatch evaluates certain criteria related to a charity's Governance and Transparency. Donors may want to consider a charity's willingness to be open and transparent with CharityWatch to be a good litmus test for determining its commitment to public accountability.
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Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
meets governance benchmarks.
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
meets transparency benchmarks.
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
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy

  Name Title Compensation
1 Charles J. Lyons, II President/CEO $551,516
2 Patricia Devine Karlin Executive VP, External Affairs & Business Development $346,843
3 Bradley Kiley COO $341,426
Name: Charles J. Lyons, II
Title: President/CEO
Compensation: $551,516
Name: Patricia Devine Karlin
Title: Executive VP, External Affairs & Business Development
Compensation: $346,843
Name: Bradley Kiley
Title: COO
Compensation: $341,426

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 2018 tax filing, the Foundation reports that it became aware during the year of a significant diversion of its assets (IRS Form 990, Part VI, Section A, line 5 & Schedule O):

"In 2018, the Foundation discovered that one of its international employees misappropriated approximately $816,000 in Foundation assets. The activity spanned from May 2017 until December 2017. The Foundation filed an insurance claim related to the missing funds and was able to recover approximately $600,000 of the misappropriated funds.

"The fraud, which entailed diverting money sent through a mobile money platform to beneficiaries of the Foundation receiving medical services, was discovered by Foundation staff in the Uganda office and was thoroughly investigated by the Foundation's DC based fraud investigation team. Immediately after the discovery and investigation of the fraud, the Foundation terminated applicable staff and bolstered internal controls related to the misappropriated payments. More specifically, the Foundation formed a committee to perform detailed review of all relevant mobile money policies and procedures in all country offices, made changes where necessary and implemented the newly strengthened procedures. As a result, more thorough reviews are being performed and more detailed analytical procedures are being applied to all mobile money transactions entered into by the Foundation."

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