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Partnership to End Addiction

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

Partnership to End Addiction
485 Lexington Avenue
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10017-6706

Other Names

Center on Addiction
Partnership at Drugfree.org
Partnership for a Drug-Free America
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Tax Status


Stated Mission

To transform how our nation addresses addiction by empowering families, advancing effective care, shaping public policy and changing culture.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2017

Program Percentage: 83%

The percentage of Partnership to End Addiction'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 Partnership to End Addiction 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
Partnership for a Drug-Free America IRS Form 990 13-3413627
Partnership for a Drug-Free America Audited Financial Statements 13-3413627
Entity: Partnership for a Drug-Free America
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 13-3413627
Entity: Partnership for a Drug-Free America
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 13-3413627

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?
Partnership to End Addiction
meets governance benchmarks.
Partnership to End Addiction
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 Marcia Lee Taylor Chief Policy Officer $218,484
2 Kristina Rowe Chief Marketing Officer $171,557
3 Denise Young Farrell VP/Director of Public Affairs $169,222
Name: Marcia Lee Taylor
Title: Chief Policy Officer
Compensation: $218,484
Name: Kristina Rowe
Title: Chief Marketing Officer
Compensation: $171,557
Name: Denise Young Farrell
Title: VP/Director of Public Affairs
Compensation: $169,222

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.

On July 8, 2020, Center on Addiction, formerly Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, announced it has changed its name to Partnership to End Addition. The name change follows the January 2019 merger between Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and Center on Addiction. See the information below and the related press release links in the "Articles & Alerts" section for more details.

On January 15, 2019, Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and Center on Addiction announced they are merging under the name Center on Addiction. CharityWatch's current rating of Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is based on the Partnership's financial activities for the fiscal year ended 12/31/2017, before its merger with Center on Addiction. CharityWatch does not provide a separate rating for Center on Addiction, which was founded as The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA). An updated rating for the combined organization will be provided, if possible, once the organization completes and makes publicly available its initial IRS Form 990 filing and audited financial statements for a 12-month period.

According to the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids audit of December 31, 2017 (Note 1(b), Contributions, Grants and Special Events):

"For the year ended December 31, 2017, a contribution received from a single donor represents 36% of contributions revenue..."
According to the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids audit of December 31, 2017 (Note 5, Contributed Services, Media Time, and Space):

"A number of broadcast and print media, advertising agencies, and production, distribution, and monitoring service companies have made contributions to the Partnership in the form of pro bono advertising time and space, talent, production, and related services. The Partnership is dependent on these contributions to continue its current programs..."

The Partnership reports receiving in-kind contributed services, media time, and space on which it placed a total value of $91,047,695, according to the Partnership's audited Statement of Activities for the year ended December 31, 2017.

[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.]

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