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PEACE THROUGH ACTION USA

Be Peace. Choose Peace. Create Peace.

aka Peace Through Action   |   Washington, DC   |  https://PeaceThroughAction.org
GuideStar Charity Check

PEACE THROUGH ACTION USA

EIN: 47-5665023


Mission

Peace Through Action USA is missioned to achieve peace between people and within communities in the United States of America by promoting caring action. We activate and equip Americans to implement practical peaceful solutions to aggression and violence in their communities and our country.

Ruling year info

2016

Chief Executive Officer

Bob Reeg

Main address

PO Box 73466

Washington, DC 20056 USA

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EIN

47-5665023

Subject area info

Crime prevention

Abuse prevention

Civics for youth

Human services

Population served info

Adolescents

Adults

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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

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Communication

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The United States of America has a peace deficit. We are a nation with too many hurting people due to negative behaviors among us ranging from coarse civil discourse to microaggression to violent crime. Aggression and violence inflict a heavy toll on their victims, persecutors, and society overall. There are great economic burdens that aggression and violence place on the nation. Ultimately, our Republic is weakened. Aggression and violence are preventable. Moreover, there is a wide array of practical solutions--we call them peaceful practices--available for people to resist aggression and violence and instead choose peace. Peaceful practices are people practices. They work only when people understand, choose, implement, and sustain them. Unfortunately, too few of us regularly and consistently put peaceful practices into practice. Essentially then, we have a peaceful people deficit.

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?

Peace Agents

Peace Through Action USA’s Peace Agents program supplies compensated servant leaders—peace agents—to U.S. communities experiencing interpersonal and intergroup aggression and violence. We serve as an intermediary—recruiting, screening, and matching people who wish to dedicate a service term focused on peacebuilding to organizations that seek to increase peace between people and groups in their communities. Peace Through Action USA raises funds for and supervises our peace agents to lower barriers to human resources that community organizations face. Our peace agents lead community peace projects with their project sponsors.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents
Preteens
Children

Peace Through Action USA’s Peace Advisors program matches skills-based volunteers—peace advisors—with U.S. communities experiencing interpersonal and intergroup aggression and violence. We identify people with expertise in peaceful practices, community organizing, or organization management who wish to donate a portion of their talent and time to peacebuilding. We place our peace advisors into training and technical assistance positions with our community peace projects. Some of our peace advisors coach or mentor Peace Through Action USA’s peace agents, who lead community peace projects with an organization sponsor.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Peace Through Action USA’s Peace Promoters program offers volunteer opportunities for peace-seeking people—peace promoters—to encourage peaceful behavior and reject aggression and violence between people and groups. We offer tools for peace promoters to champion peace within their social and professional networks. We make available platforms for peace promoters to disseminate messages about interpersonal peace. And, we place peace promoters into communications positions with our community peace projects.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Peace Through Action USA’s Peace Uplifters program offers volunteer opportunities for people with faith beliefs and/or with healing capabilities—peace uplifters—to direct prayer, meditation, and healing energy and support toward the achievement of interpersonal peace. We offer tools for peace uplifters to pray for and meditate on peace. And, we place peace uplifters into spiritual or healing support positions with our community peace projects.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Peace Through Action USA is missioned to achieve peace between people and within communities in the United States of America by promoting caring action. We activate and equip Americans to implement practical peaceful solutions to aggression and violence in their communities and our country. We strive toward a nation abundant with peaceful people applying peaceful practices and creating peaceful places.

Peace Through Action USA reduces the peaceful people deficit by activating Americans to reject aggression and violence and equipping them with practical solutions to establish peace between people and groups where we live, learn, work, play, and pray. Volunteers and servant leaders who choose Peace Through Action USA as their vehicle for inspiring and facilitating peaceful practices among their fellow Americans self-select into one or more of our four peacebuilding programs. Our uncompensated volunteers and compensated servant leaders deliver capacity-building services and direct services to U.S. communities desirous of greater interpersonal and intergroup peace.

Peace Through Action USA has completed hundreds of tasks required to start a new national-scope charitable organization. Among our milestones, we have completed our first organization plan, secured status as a tax-exempt public charity, and put in place a system for receiving and accounting for financial gifts. We have designed our four peacebuilding programs, described our volunteering and service opportunities, and established the systems and tools for recruiting, placing, and supporting our volunteer and service force for peace.

Peace Through Action USA is delivering its signature peace agents program. Through that program we are supporting our first community peace project, in Calvert County, Maryland. The project has civic engagement, peaceful practices skills-building, and volunteering components. We are documenting the project and project activities with an eye toward developing a model community peace project for replication in communities nationwide.

Also, generally, through our website, enews, and social media, we promote opportunities for all Americans to do something to address the many forms of aggression and violence we encounter.

Financials

PEACE THROUGH ACTION USA
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0.50

Average of 0.10 over 5 years

Months of cash in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

12.7

Average of 7.4 over 5 years

Fringe rate in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0%

Average of 0% over 5 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info

PEACE THROUGH ACTION USA

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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PEACE THROUGH ACTION USA

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

This snapshot of PEACE THROUGH ACTION USA’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.

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Business model indicators

Profitability info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $0 $596 $3,505 $229 -$3,318
As % of expenses 0.0% 14.0% 116.0% 4.4% -66.0%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $0 $596 $3,505 $229 -$3,318
As % of expenses 0.0% 14.0% 116.0% 4.4% -66.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $3,676 $5,576 $6,526 $2,350 $3,900
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 51.7% 17.0% -64.0% 66.0%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $3,676 $4,249 $3,021 $5,237 $5,025
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 15.6% -28.9% 73.4% -4.0%
Personnel 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Professional fees 0.0% 23.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Occupancy 1.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 6.7% 12.7%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 74.7% 76.5% 100.0% 93.3% 87.3%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total expenses (after depreciation) $3,676 $4,249 $3,021 $5,237 $5,025
One month of savings $306 $354 $252 $436 $419
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $3,982 $4,603 $3,273 $5,673 $5,444

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Months of cash 0.0 1.7 13.9 8.6 12.7
Months of cash and investments 0.0 1.7 13.9 8.6 12.7
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 0.0 1.7 13.9 8.6 -12.8
Balance sheet composition info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Cash $0 $595 $3,504 $3,733 $5,305
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $732 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 200.9%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $596 $3,505 $3,733 -$5,355
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $732 $0 N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $732 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $0 $1,327 $3,505 $3,733 -$5,355

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Material data errors Yes No No No No

Operations

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

Chief Executive Officer

Bob Reeg

Bob Reeg is an accomplished nonprofit organization program director, faithful servant leader, and active community volunteer. Bob has held positions in public policy, program development, and national service project management with organizations such as the American Legion Auxiliary, National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, National Network for Youth, National Coalition for the Homeless, and American Public Human Services Association. Bob holds a Master of Public Administration from The George Washington University. He is a Certified Nonprofit Professional and Certified Volunteer Administrator. He is an alumnus of the American Express Leadership Academy and Starting Bloc. Bob is an active regular volunteer at his church and various theater arts organizations. He is the recipient of a Daily Point of Light Award in recognition for his service to military servicemembers, veterans, and their families.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

PEACE THROUGH ACTION USA

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Board of directors
as of 05/16/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Pamela Zeutenhorst

Robert Reeg

Peace Through Action USA

Pamela Zeutenhorst

Tracy Doyle

Jessica DeStefano

Karen Jernigan

Danielle Haack

Michael Olaiya

Nitin Kumar

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • 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 ? No
  • 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
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/16/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/16/2022

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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.