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International Peace Institute

CharityWatch report issued
February 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

International Peace Institute
777 United Nations Plaza
4th Floor
New York, NY 10017-3521

Other Names

International Peace Academy--(formerly known as)

Tax Status




Stated Mission

Think tank dedicated to managing risk and building resilience to promote peace, security, and sustainable development; employs a mix of policy research, strategic analysis, publishing, and convening.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2017

Program Percentage: 84%

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


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $11

How many dollars International Peace 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
International Peace Institute IRS Form 990 03-0213226
International Peace Institute Audited Financial Statements 03-0213226
International Peace Institute Form CHAR500 (New York State Annual Filing) 03-0213226
Entity: International Peace Institute
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 03-0213226
Entity: International Peace Institute
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 03-0213226
Entity: International Peace Institute
Document Type: Form CHAR500 (New York State Annual Filing)
Tax ID: 03-0213226

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?
International Peace Institute
meets governance benchmarks.
International Peace 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 Terje Rod-Larsen President $555,604
2 Adam Lupel VP $198,472
3 Zelia Herrera Deputy Director of Finance $158,455
Name: Terje Rod-Larsen
Title: President
Compensation: $555,604
Name: Adam Lupel
Title: VP
Compensation: $198,472
Name: Zelia Herrera
Title: Deputy Director of Finance
Compensation: $158,455

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 International Peace Institute audit of December 31, 2017 (Note 9, Donated Services and Materials):

"During 2017 and 2016, the Organization received donated professional services and services in connection with seminars and workshops, including personnel costs, the use of conference facilities, participants' accommodations, reception costs, transportation and legal fees. The aggregate value of these services was determined to be $294,550 (2017) and $489,464 (2016)..."

[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 on the Our Process page.]
According to the International Peace Institute audit of December 31, 2017 (Note 8c, Commitments and Contingency, Government supported projects are subject to audit by the granting agency):

"The Government of Canada ('Canada') has conducted an audit of one of the Organization's projects that Canada provided funding for over the years 2014 - 2016. Based on the preliminary results of the audit, the Organization may be required to reimburse Canada for approximately $450,000. The Organization has provided a response to the audit results and has requested a reconsideration of the amount of reimbursement. Accordingly, the amount representing the preliminary audit results has not been accrued within the [audited] financial statements at December 31, 2017."
According to the International Peace Institute audit of December 31, 2017 (Note 11b, Concentrations):

"During the year ended December 31, 2017, the Organization received 49% of its total contributions from one foreign government and one individual..."

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