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Fòs Feminista

CharityWatch report issued
May 2024

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

Fòs Feminista
125 Maiden Lane
9th Floor
New York, NY 10038-5063

Other Names

International Planned Parenthood Federation Western Hemisphere Region (IPPFWHR)–(formerly)

Tax Status


Stated Mission

To improve the quality of life of individuals by campaigning for sexual and reproductive health and rights through advocacy and services, especially for poor and vulnerable people.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2022

Program Percentage: 89%

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


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $16

How many dollars Fòs Feminista 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
Fòs Feminista Audited Financial Statements 13-1845455
Fòs Feminista IRS Form 990 13-1845455
Entity: Fòs Feminista
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 13-1845455
Entity: Fòs Feminista
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 13-1845455

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?
Fòs Feminista
meets governance benchmarks.
Fòs Feminista
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 Giselle Carino CEO $431,409
2 Serra Sippel Past Chief Global Advocacy Officer $335,637
3 Christine Garrison Chief Financial Officer $308,577
Name: Giselle Carino
Title: CEO
Compensation: $431,409
Name: Serra Sippel
Title: Past Chief Global Advocacy Officer
Compensation: $335,637
Name: Christine Garrison
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Compensation: $308,577

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 Fòs Feminista (FF) audit of December 31, 2022, (Note 14, Contributed Nonfinancial Assets), FF reports receiving "Pro-bono services" on which it placed a total value of $82,581.

[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 Fòs Feminista (FF) audit of December 31, 2022 (Note 5, Grants and Contributions Receivable):

"...Four donors represent approximately 13% and 33% of operating contributions and grants revenue for the years ended December 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively."

According to the Fòs Feminista (FF) 2022 tax filing, FF reports re: Compensation, Supplemental Information (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part III):

Regarding severance payments to officers, directors, trustees, key employees and highest compensated employees (Schedule J, Part I, Line 4a):

"Serra Sippel received a severance payment in the amount of $100,000."

The reported total compensation in 2022 for Serra Sippel, including the $100,000 severance payment, is $335,637. Sippel is reported as "Chief Global Advocacy Officer" (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part II).

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