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International Peace Institute

CharityWatch report issued
March 2022

Top-Rated Charity
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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 12/31/2020

Program Percentage: 79%

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: $23

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
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

Governance & Transparency

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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
Privacy Policy
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  Name Title Compensation
1 Terje Rod-Larsen Past President $483,592
2 Adam Lupel President/CEO $262,755
3 Mary Anne Feeney Senior Director of External Relations $207,522
Name: Terje Rod-Larsen
Title: Past President
Compensation: $483,592
Name: Adam Lupel
Title: President/CEO
Compensation: $262,755
Name: Mary Anne Feeney
Title: Senior Director of External Relations
Compensation: $207,522

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, 2020 (Note 12b, Concentrations):

"During the year ended December 31, 2020, the Organization received 51% of its total contributions from two foreign governments. During the year ended December 31, 2019, the Organization received 57% of its total contributions from two different foreign governments."

According to the International Peace Institute audit of December 31, 2020 (Note 13, Related Party Transaction):

"The law firm in which a trustee of the Organization is a partner provided legal services for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019."

[The International Peace Institute (IPI) reports $13,822 in total legal fees for services in 2020, according to the IPI 2020 tax filing (IRS Form 990, Part IX).]

According to the International Peace Institute audit of December 31, 2020 (Note 9, Loan Payable – Paycheck Protection Program):

"In April 2020, the Organization received a loan totaling $686,255 under the Paycheck Protection Program administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The loan bears interest rate at 1% per annum, is due in April 2022, and may be forgiven if the Organization meets certain employee retention requirements and the funds are used for eligible expenses. The full amount of this loan was subsequently forgiven in May 2021."

According to the International Peace Institute audit of December 31, 2020 (Note 14, Risks and Uncertainties):

"In March 2020, the United States declared the global pandemic novel coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak a national emergency. As a result, the Organization has suspended some of its program activities at the direction of state and local governmental authorities. Management is continuing to evaluate the potential impact that the resulting economic uncertainties will have on the Organization's operations.

"In April 2020, the Organization secured a $686,255 Payroll Protection Program loan from the Federal Government, which was subsequently forgiven in May 2021 (Note 9 [cited separately, above]). In April 2021, the Organization secured a second Payroll Protection Program loan in the amount of $609,415."

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