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Guttmacher Institute

CharityWatch report issued
January 2019

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 12/31/2017

Program Percentage: 81%

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: $2

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
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy Opt-Out Policy  

  Name Title Compensation
1 Ann M. Starrs President/CEO $369,186
2 Susheela Singh VP International Research $333,756
3 Cynthia Summers VP of Public Education & Communication $291,888
Name: Ann M. Starrs
Title: President/CEO
Compensation: $369,186
Name: Susheela Singh
Title: VP International Research
Compensation: $333,756
Name: Cynthia Summers
Title: VP of Public Education & Communication
Compensation: $291,888

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, 2017 (Note 14, Significant Multi-Year Grants):

"In December 2017, the Institute was awarded $32.45 million in grants, most of which is to be spent in future years. A five-year, $14.55 million grant from a private foundation to support a six-state study to track changes in reproductive health financing and service provision and their impact on women's health; and a three-year, $17.9 million grant from a private foundation to support general operating expenses as well as a range of research projects, policy-tracking efforts and communications activities in the United States. In September 2017, the Institute was awarded a five-year, $7.5 million grant from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to support international research and communications activities. While the total amounts of these grants were counted as income in 2017, the temporarily restricted net assets from these grants will be released beginning in 2017 and continuing over the next 3 to 5 years."
According to the Guttmacher Institute audit of December 31, 2017 (Note 10, Concentrations):

"Approximately 70% and 50% of the Institute's support came from one agency for the year ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively."

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