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Pearl S. Buck International

CharityWatch report issued
July 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

Pearl S. Buck International
520 Dublin Rd.
Perkasie, PA 18944-3000

Other Names

Pearl S. Buck Foundation

Tax Status


Stated Mission

To provide opportunities to explore and appreciate other cultures, build better lives for children around the globe and promote the legacy of our founder by preserving and interpreting her National Historic Landmark home.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 06/30/2021

Program Percentage: 88%

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


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $9

How many dollars Pearl S. Buck International 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
Pearl S. Buck International Audited Financial Statements 23-1637212
Pearl S. Buck International IRS Form 990 23-1637212
Entity: Pearl S. Buck International
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 23-1637212
Entity: Pearl S. Buck International
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 23-1637212

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?
Pearl S. Buck International
meets governance benchmarks.
Pearl S. Buck 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 No Sharing  

  Name Title Compensation
1 Jill Reeder Deputy Executive Officer $113,088
Name: Jill Reeder
Title: Deputy Executive Officer
Compensation: $113,088

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 Pearl S. Buck International (PSBI) audit of June 30, 2021 (Note 15, Concentrations of Credit Risks and Uncertainties):

"PSBI's operations involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that could affect [PSBI's] future operating results and cause actual results to vary materially from expectations include, but are not limited to general economic factors, lack of government spending, and dependence on key personnel. During 2020, a global pandemic due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus caused the United States government to declare a national emergency. The full economic impact resulting from the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic that could continue to affect [PSBI's] operations and finances, is unknown at this time [November 1, 2021].

"During the year ended June 30, 2021 and 2020, PSBI received proceeds of $152,500 and $172,614, respectively under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The PPP was established as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Under the Cares [sic] Act, there is a potentiality for a portion of this loan to be forgiven if certain conditions are met. The unforgiven portion of the PPP loan is payable over two years at an interest rate of 1% with deferral payments for the first six months. PSBI has expended the entire proceeds on payroll and payroll related expenses. PSBI has determined that it has met the criteria for forgiveness and has recorded the proceeds as income.

"On April 1, 2020, PSBI received $10,000 under the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program from the Small Businesses Administration (SBA). Based on interpretations of regulations available at the time the [audited] financial statements were available for release [November 1, 2021], the EIDL loan advance will be deducted from the amount of loan forgiveness available under the PPP loan program. Accordingly, $10,000 was included in deferred revenues on the [audited] Statement of Financial Position at June 30, 2020. For the year ended June 30, 2021, this amount has been recognized as revenue."