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ProLiteracy Worldwide

CharityWatch report issued
May 2024

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

ProLiteracy Worldwide
308 Maltbie Street
Suite 100
Syracuse, NY 13204

Other Names


Tax Status


Stated Mission

Develops and promotes adult literacy learning, content, and programs to increase adult literacy rates worldwide.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 06/30/2023

Program Percentage: 77%

The percentage of ProLiteracy Worldwide'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 ProLiteracy Worldwide 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
ProLiteracy Worldwide Audited Financial Statements 16-6076384
ProLiteracy Worldwide IRS Form 990 16-6076384
Entity: ProLiteracy Worldwide
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 16-6076384
Entity: ProLiteracy Worldwide
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 16-6076384

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?
ProLiteracy Worldwide
meets governance benchmarks.
ProLiteracy Worldwide
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
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  Name Title Compensation
1 Mark Vineis President/CEO $389,286
2 Sonja Marianne Chernos VP of Publishing $208,818
3 Karen Welch Supervisor $201,455
Name: Mark Vineis
Title: President/CEO
Compensation: $389,286
Name: Sonja Marianne Chernos
Title: VP of Publishing
Compensation: $208,818
Name: Karen Welch
Title: Supervisor
Compensation: $201,455

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