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Partners In Health

CharityWatch report issued
July 2023

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

Partners In Health
800 Boylston St
Suite 300
Boston, MA 02199

Other Names


Tax Status




Stated Mission

To provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. Through work in Haiti, Africa, Peru, Mexico, and Navajo Nation, strives to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 06/30/2022

Program Percentage: 91%

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


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $3

How many dollars Partners In Health 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
Partners In Health Audited Consolidated Financial Statements multiple
Partners In Health IRS Form 990 04-3567502
Entity: Partners In Health
Document Type: Audited Consolidated Financial Statements
Tax ID: multiple
Entity: Partners In Health
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 04-3567502

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?
Partners In Health
meets governance benchmarks.
Partners In Health
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-In Policy  

  Name Title Compensation
1 Sheila Davis President/CEO $351,278
2 Francesco De Flaviis Chief Marketing & Communications Officer $261,803
3 Andrew Wilson Chief Development Officer $250,243
Name: Sheila Davis
Title: President/CEO
Compensation: $351,278
Name: Francesco De Flaviis
Title: Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
Compensation: $261,803
Name: Andrew Wilson
Title: Chief Development Officer
Compensation: $250,243

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.

CharityWatch's rating of Partners In Health (PIH) includes the financial activity of the affiliated entities consolidated in the PIH audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2022. According to the PIH fiscal 2022 consolidated audit (Note 1, Organization), these affiliated entities include: Socios En Salud (Peru), Partners In Health Kazakhstan, Partners In Health Liberia, Partners In Health Sierra Leone, Inshuti Mu Buzima (Rwanda), Bo Mphato Litsebeletsong tsa Bophelo (Lesotho), Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo (Malawi), Companeros En Salud (Mexico), The University of Global Health Equity (Rwanda), and Partners In Health Canada. All inter-organizational balances and transactions are eliminated in the audit consolidation.

The rating does not include the financial activity of PIH's "partner organizations," which are not consolidated in the PIH audited financial statements. According to the PIH fiscal 2022 consolidated audit (Note 1, Organization), "PIH frequently grants funds to partner organizations that are independent and thus not consolidated into its [PIH's] accounts."

According to the Partners In Health (PIH) consolidated audit of June 30, 2022 (Note 9, Gifts in Kind and Contributed Services), PIH received gifts in kind and contributed services in fiscal 2022 on which it placed a total value of $9,446,403. Of this amount, $7,049,745 is reported as "Donated medicines and goods."

[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 Partners In Health (PIH) consolidated audit of June 30, 2022 (Note 7, Net Assets and Endowment Related Matters):

"In fiscal 2022, PIH received a transformational level, undesignated gift that has provided a growth opportunity for the organization through the use of these funds towards the strategic plan over the next several years. Management has segregated this amount as it expected to monitor and track the use of these resources over time."

Included in "Net assets without donor restrictions" as of June 30, 2022, PIH reports "Non-recurring transformational gifts" in the amount of $45,905,074.

According to the Partners In Health (PIH) tax filing for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2022, PIH reports for Business Transactions Involving Interested Persons (IRS Form 990, Schedule L, Part IV) a transaction in the amount of $68,544 involving Didi Bertrand, "Widow of Dr. Paul Farmer." The transaction is described as: "Compensation for Services." (PIH reports Dr. Paul Farmer as "Director (until February 21, 2022)," according to Form 990, Part VII.)

According to the Partners In Health (PIH) IRS Form 990 tax filing for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2022, in response to Part VI, Section B, Line 11a, PIH answers "No" to the question: "Has the organization provided a complete copy of this Form 990 to all members of its governing body before filing the form?"

According to Schedule O of the Form 990 filing, PIH reports the following with respect to the above "No" response:

"The Form 990 is prepared by finance staff and is reviewed carefully by the PIH Chief Financial Officer and Legal Department. The Form 990 is then reviewed by CBIZ MHM, LLC, PIH's tax advisor. A complete draft of the Form 990 is then reviewed by the PIH Chief Executive Officer. This draft is then provided to the Audit Committee for their review with the exception of Schedule B [Schedule of Contributors]. Finally, the Form 990 is provided to the full Board of Directors prior to filing, with the exception of Schedule B [Schedule of Contributors]. Any and all questions and comments are addressed by the PIH Chief Financial Officer, who engages CBIZ & MHM in the discussion whenever relevant or necessary."

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