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Pathfinder International

CharityWatch report issued
September 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

Pathfinder International
9 Galen Street
Suite 217
Watertown, MA 02472-4501

Other Names


Tax Status


Stated Mission

To ensure that people everywhere have the right and opportunity to live a healthy sexual and reproductive life.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 06/30/2018

Program Percentage: 90%

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


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $4

How many dollars Pathfinder International spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.


Calculated Total Contributions


Government Funding

50% to 100%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources


Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
Pathfinder International IRS Form 990 53-0235320
Pathfinder International & Subsidiaries Consolidated Audited Financial Statements Multiple
Entity: Pathfinder International
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 53-0235320
Entity: Pathfinder International & Subsidiaries
Document Type: Consolidated Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: Multiple

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?
Pathfinder International
meets governance benchmarks.
Pathfinder International
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-Out Policy  

  Name Title Compensation
1 Caroline Crosbie Senior VP $452,290
2 Lois Quam CEO $407,912
3 Lee Gelb Chief People Officer $308,880
Name: Caroline Crosbie
Title: Senior VP
Compensation: $452,290
Name: Lois Quam
Title: CEO
Compensation: $407,912
Name: Lee Gelb
Title: Chief People Officer
Compensation: $308,880

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 Pathfinder International tax filing for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2018, Pathfinder 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):

Scott Schroeder - $37,838

Demet Gural - $115,927

Scott Schroeder is reported as Former VP of External Relations (thru April 2017), with total compensation of $170,798 in calendar year 2017; Demet Gural is reported as Former VP of Tech. Strategies (thru April 2017), with total compensation of $267,288 in calendar year 2017 (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part II).

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