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Guttmacher Institute

CharityWatch report issued
November 2021

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

Guttmacher Institute
125 Maiden Ln.
7th Floor
New York, NY 10038

Other Names


Tax Status


Stated Mission

To advance sexual & reproductive health & rights in the U.S. & globally. Envisions a world in which all people are able to exercise their rights & responsibilities regarding sexual behavior & reproduction freely & with dignity.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2020

Program Percentage: 80%

The percentage of Guttmacher Institute's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $10

How many dollars Guttmacher Institute spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.


Calculated Total Contributions


Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources


Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
Guttmacher Institute IRS Form 990 13-2890727
Guttmacher Institute Audited Financial Statements 13-2890727
Entity: Guttmacher Institute
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 13-2890727
Entity: Guttmacher Institute
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 13-2890727

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.
This charity is Top-Rated
What does it mean to be Top-Rated?
Guttmacher Institute
meets governance benchmarks.
Guttmacher Institute
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
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  Name Title Compensation
1 Hermenia Palacio President/CEO $405,727
2 Susheela Singh Distinguished Scholar/Vice President for Global Science & Policy Integration $398,417
3 Jonathan Wittenberg Executive VP $337,421
Name: Hermenia Palacio
Title: President/CEO
Compensation: $405,727
Name: Susheela Singh
Title: Distinguished Scholar/Vice President for Global Science & Policy Integration
Compensation: $398,417
Name: Jonathan Wittenberg
Title: Executive VP
Compensation: $337,421

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 Guttmacher Institute audit of December 31, 2020 (Note 11, Concentrations):

"Approximately 42 percent and 51 percent of the Institute's support came from four agencies and one agency for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively."

According to the Guttmacher Institute audit of December 31, 2020 (Note 6 re: Loans Payable):

"On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. During May 2020, the Institute received a loan in the amount of $3,043,300 pursuant to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). ... The loan is due two years from the date of the first disbursement under the loan and has a fixed interest rate of one percent per year. Any forgiveness of the loan will be recognized as a gain in the financial statements in the period the debt is legally released. PPP loans are subject to audit and acceptance by the U.S. Department of Treasury, Small Business Administration or lender; as a result of such audit, adjustments could be required to any gain recognized. A portion of the loan may be forgiven; however, as of the date of this report any amount of forgiveness is unable to be determined."

According to the Guttmacher Institute audit of December 31, 2020 (Note 10-D, Contingencies):

"The Institute invests in various investment securities. Investment securities are exposed to various risks such as interest rate, market, and credit risks. Due to the level of risk associated with certain investment securities, it is at least reasonably possible that changes in the values of investment securities will occur in the near-term and that such changes could materially affect the amounts reported in the accompanying [audited] statements of financial position."

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