PLATINUM2024

IPAS

Partners for reproductive justice

aka Ipas   |   Chapel Hill, NC   |  www.ipas.org
GuideStar Charity Check

IPAS

EIN: 56-1071085


Mission

We believe in a world where every woman and girl has the right and ability to determine her own sexuality and reproductive health. We work globally to ensure that women and girls have improved access to and use of safe abortion and contraceptive care.

Ruling year info

1974

President & CEO

Dr. Anu Kumar

Main address

PO Box 9990

Chapel Hill, NC 27515 USA

Show more contact info

EIN

56-1071085

Subject area info

Reproductive health care

Family planning

Human rights

Reproductive rights

Women's rights

Population served info

Women and girls

Low-income people

NTEE code info

Reproductive Rights (R61)

Women's Rights (R24)

International Human Rights (Q70)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

Communication

Affiliations

See related organizations info

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Ipas works to advance reproductive justice by expanding access to abortion and contraception, using a comprehensive approach that addresses health, legal and social systems. We believe every person should have the right to bodily autonomy and be able to determine their own future. Across Africa, Asia and the Americas, we work with partners to ensure that reproductive health services, including abortion and contraception, are available and accessible to all.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Abortion Care

Ipas works globally to advance reproductive justice by expanding access to abortion and contraception, using a comprehensive approach that addresses health, legal and social systems. We believe every person should have the right to bodily autonomy and be able to determine their own future. Across Africa, Asia, and the Americas, we work with partners to ensure that reproductive health services, including abortion and contraception, are available and accessible to all.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of health care access points supported

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total access points includes total intervention sites and Abortion Self-Care (ASC) access points

Number of people receiving contraceptive services

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total number of contraceptive services includes postabortion family planning services and services provided through stand-alone contraceptive interventions.

Number of health workers who received clinical training or orientation

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Abortion Care

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of health workers trained or oriented by Ipas to provide CAC/PAC/FP

Number of people who received safe abortion care or postabortion care at Ipas-intervention sites

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Recognizing that many factors influence an individual’s ability to access abortion, we work with partners across systems, institutions and communities to design, implement and assess sustainable abortion care. In a sustainable abortion ecosystem, local stakeholders are accountable and committed to abortion rights and responsive to everyone’s abortion needs. People have the information they need to make decisions about abortion and reproduction, there is community and political support for human rights and abortion access, there are strong health systems and a trained workforce, and there are laws and policies that support comprehensive abortion care, sexual and reproductive health, and bodily autonomy.

Our approach to building these ecosystems is rooted in the understanding that there are four main “drivers” integral to achieving sustainability: human rights and equity, partnerships and collaboration, local expertise, and ownership and accountability.

To advance our mission, Ipas uses a comprehensive, multi-faceted approach, incorporating work in the health, social, and legal sectors. We work in areas of the world with the most need, in health systems and with governments, with partners and communities, to ensure people who can become pregnant get what they need. And we know that access to abortion care can only be a reality if society supports their needs and desires through laws that uphold their rights, systems that meet their needs, and families and communities that value their wishes and respect their decisions. To that end, Ipas partners with advocacy groups, donors, and health organizations to help bring about a world where every person who can become pregnant has the right and ability to determine their own sexuality and reproductive health.

For nearly five decades, Ipas has put abortion front and center in all we do. Ipas is the only international organization solely focused on expanding access to abortion and contraception. Ipas has offices in 18 .countries, and we support programs in more than 20 additional countries. Ipas country offices are staffed with multi-disciplinary teams of local experts, and our US office supports the work of our country programs and leads global advocacy efforts.

We know the right to an abortion is not a standalone right. It depends upon people also having other human rights: to health, to equality, to live free from violence and discrimination. That’s why Ipas works with diverse local, regional and international partners toward the goal of reproductive justice: a world where all human rights are respected, protected and fulfilled. We strive to integrate abortion rights into the broader movements for health-care access, gender equality and social justice.

Since our founding in 1973, Ipas's comprehensive efforts have improved women's health, increased access to safe abortion, and protected women's rights to make their own reproductive health decisions. In the last decade, Ipas and our partners have made tremendous progress.
In addition to many other accomplishments, Ipas has:
- Designed, manufactured and distributed the Ipas manual vacuum aspirator (MVA) instrument in 1974 for early safe abortion and treatment of complications from unsafe abortion. The MVA is
reusable, non-electric, and portable, making it ideal for use worldwide—from U.S. emergency
rooms and Planned Parenthood clinics to remote villages in developing countries.
- Working with the governments and partners, Ipas advocated for legalization of abortion in
Nepal in 2004. Supported expansion of reproductive health-care training in Nepal starting in
2004, resulting in access to skilled providers in every district in the country. Then, in 2015, we
partnered with the Ministry of Health and Population to successfully advocate for free abortion
services for all public health clinic patients in Nepal.
- Advocated with policymakers and motivated public support for the successfully liberalized
abortion law in Ethiopia (2006). Similar advocacy efforts are ongoing in other countries around
the world.
- Drafted the original World Health Organization (WHO) Clinical and Technical Guidance on
Treatment of Abortion Complications and Clinical and Technical Guidance on Safe Abortion in
partnership with the WHO.

Ipas will continue to train abortion providers, support health systems, and work with partners to ensure high-quality safe abortion services are available, accessible and meet women's needs. We will also work to find innovative ways to connect women and girls with the health information they need, and advocate around the world for safe, legal abortion.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

IPAS
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

16.28

Average of 8.65 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

16.8

Average of 8 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

39%

Average of 29% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

IPAS

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

Fiscal year ending: cloud_download Download Data

IPAS

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

Fiscal year ending: cloud_download Download Data

IPAS

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of IPAS’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

Created in partnership with

Business model indicators

Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $5,677,757 $3,399,444 $8,859,881 $16,195,784 $952,129
As % of expenses 8.9% 5.0% 13.2% 33.0% 1.8%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $5,383,175 $3,093,124 $8,531,796 $15,999,915 $892,136
As % of expenses 8.4% 4.5% 12.7% 32.4% 1.7%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $97,741,132 $87,963,593 $44,922,385 $64,441,260 $66,162,811
Total revenue, % change over prior year 102.4% -10.0% -48.9% 43.5% 2.7%
Program services revenue 8.7% 4.6% 10.7% 5.0% 3.7%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.3% 0.8% 1.3% 0.5% 1.0%
Government grants 21.3% 35.9% 13.2% 72.3% 41.6%
All other grants and contributions 69.6% 58.2% 70.8% 25.8% 53.6%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.5% 3.9% -3.5% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $64,049,146 $68,032,620 $67,033,523 $49,137,186 $51,593,735
Total expenses, % change over prior year 1.5% 6.2% -1.5% -26.7% 5.0%
Personnel 46.3% 45.8% 51.6% 48.1% 45.0%
Professional fees 16.2% 14.8% 13.7% 14.9% 13.1%
Occupancy 3.2% 3.1% 3.3% 2.9% 2.7%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 3.4% 7.0% 6.6% 10.1% 10.9%
All other expenses 30.8% 29.3% 24.7% 23.9% 28.2%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $64,343,728 $68,338,940 $67,361,608 $49,333,055 $51,653,728
One month of savings $5,337,429 $5,669,385 $5,586,127 $4,094,766 $4,299,478
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $596,319 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $70,277,476 $74,008,325 $72,947,735 $53,427,821 $55,953,206

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 6.3 9.0 11.6 13.8 16.8
Months of cash and investments 8.3 11.2 13.2 17.9 20.1
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 4.0 4.4 6.0 12.2 11.9
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $33,509,511 $51,030,663 $64,976,802 $56,370,941 $72,164,867
Investments $10,857,156 $12,405,428 $8,826,580 $16,760,106 $14,149,228
Receivables $85,729,398 $84,454,256 $48,560,587 $60,381,679 $53,455,569
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $2,287,277 $2,285,689 $2,272,392 $870,459 $892,841
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 46.8% 57.8% 60.5% 68.7% 71.3%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 5.3% 4.4% 5.8% 3.6% 3.8%
Unrestricted net assets $22,806,156 $25,899,280 $34,431,076 $50,430,991 $51,323,127
Temporarily restricted net assets $102,407,784 $117,360,353 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $102,407,784 $117,360,353 $82,664,507 $79,297,712 $84,191,327
Total net assets $125,213,940 $143,259,633 $117,095,583 $129,728,703 $135,514,454

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President & CEO

Dr. Anu Kumar

Dr. Kumar joined Ipas in 2002 as Executive Vice President. In that role, she had oversight of Ipas’s fundraising and communications efforts, started a new technical area working with communities and pioneered work on abortion stigma. In 2016, she became Ipas’s first Chief Strategy and Development Officer and lead the organizational strategic planning process, along with fundraising, partnership development and technical innovation. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood South Atlantic. Prior to joining Ipas, Dr. Kumar served for seven years as senior program officer in the Population and Reproductive Health program of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Dr. Kumar has a master’s degree and a PhD in anthropology and a master’s degree in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

IPAS

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
Other
Related
Show data for fiscal year
Compensation data
Download up to 5 most recent years of officer and director compensation data for this organization

IPAS

Highest paid employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
Other
Related
Show data for fiscal year
Compensation data
Download up to 5 most recent years of highest paid employee data for this organization

IPAS

Board of directors
as of 05/13/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
Download the most recent year of board of directors data for this organization
Board chair

Hans Linde

Manju Badlani

Laurie G. Campbell

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Linda DeNicola

ASIS International

Ishita Chaudhry

Trish Karlin

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Hans Linde

RFSU

Hayford Mensah

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)

Monica Oguttu

Kisumu Medical and Education Trust (KMET)

Carlos Plazas

Planned Parenthood of Maryland

John Stanback

Amany Alhadka

Hubert Graves

Sergia Galvan Ortega

Erika Guevara Rosas

Phinah Kodisang

Lilianne Ploumen

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/7/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian/Asian American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/07/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.

Contractors

Fiscal year ending

Professional fundraisers

Fiscal year ending

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

Solicitation activities
Gross receipts from fundraising
Retained by organization
Paid to fundraiser