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March 2022

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

1300 19th Street, NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036

Other Names

Population Action International

Tax Status




Stated Mission

Champions policies that make it possible for women to exercise their reproductive rights, and fights to remove the policy barriers between women and the care they need; works with policymakers in Washington & a network of partners in developing countries to advance women's reproductive rights.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2020

Program Percentage: 87%

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


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $14

How many dollars PAI 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
Population Action International IRS Form 990 52-0812075
Population Action International Audited Financial Statements 52-0812075
Entity: Population Action International
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 52-0812075
Entity: Population Action International
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 52-0812075

Governance & Transparency

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This charity is Top-Rated
What does it mean to be Top-Rated?
meets governance benchmarks.
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 Beth Tritter Executive Director, PHCPI $318,265
2 Carolyn Vogel COO/Interim Co-CEO $218,088
3 Elisha Dunn-Georgiou VP of Policy & Advocacy/Interim Co-CEO $210,195
Name: Beth Tritter
Title: Executive Director, PHCPI
Compensation: $318,265
Name: Carolyn Vogel
Title: COO/Interim Co-CEO
Compensation: $218,088
Name: Elisha Dunn-Georgiou
Title: VP of Policy & Advocacy/Interim Co-CEO
Compensation: $210,195

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 Population Action International (PAI) audit of December 31, 2020 (Note 10, Paycheck Protection Program):

"On April 20, 2020, PAI received a PPP Loan in the amount of $731,800 and [it] is a two year loan with a maturity date of April 1, 2022. The PPP Loan bears an annual interest rate of 1%, and is unsecured and guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA). To the extent that all or a part of the PPP Loan is not forgiven, principal and interest payments are deferred ten months after the end of the PAI's loan forgiveness covered period. Thereafter, PAI is obligated to make monthly principal and interest payments through the maturity date. As of December 31, 2020, unpaid principal was $731,800 on the PPP Loan.

"To the extent that the proceeds are used to pay qualified expenses, and other employment criteria required by the Program have been met by PAI, the PPP Loan may be subject to forgiveness under the Program upon PAI's request.

"PAI received approval for forgiveness by the SBA for the PPP Loan on March 25, 2021 amounting to $731,800."

According to the Population Action International (PAI) audit of December 31, 2020 (Note 1 re: COVID-19 risks and uncertainties):

"In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared a pandemic related to the rapidly spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which has led to a global health emergency. PAI's operational and financial performance will depend on certain developments, including the duration and spread of the outbreak and its impact on PAI and its donors, employees and vendors. As such, COVID-19 could have a material adverse effect on PAI's financial position in the future including the fair value of PAI's investments. The ultimate duration and impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on PAI's financial position cannot be reasonably estimated at this time."

According to the PAI 2020 tax filing, PAI reports re: Compensation, Supplemental Information (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part III):

Regarding nonfixed payments to officers, directors, trustees, key employees and highest compensated employees (Schedule J, Part I, Line 7):

"Supervisors may choose to award a performance incentive in lieu of or in addition to a salary increase. These incentives are based on the extraordinary performance and effort of an employee."

[PAI does not report any "Bonus & incentive compensation" payments in 2020 as part of its compensation reporting for officers, directors, trustees, key employees, and highest compensated employees (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part II).]

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