Better Business Bureau Report for
Richmond Peace Education Center

Better Business Bureau Report issued November 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires November 2015

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Richmond Peace Education Center
Address: 3500 Patterson Avenue
  Richmond, VA 23221
Phone: 804-232-1002
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1980, Virginia
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Richmond Peace Education Center: Building just, inclusive and nonviolent communities through education and action.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Richmond Peace Education Center meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Richmond Peace Education conducts programs and trainings in nonviolent conflict resolution and peace education for schools, community organizations and the general public. A bi-monthly newsletter of local events and articles about issues related to peace and nonviolence is distributed to about 1,200 persons. The organization holds an annual peace summit as part of the Richmond Youth Peace Project, with speakers and workshops related to youth empowerment and conflict resolution.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, Richmond Peace Education Center's program expenses were:

Program Services 94,922
Total Program Expenses: $94,922
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Chief Executive : Adria L. Scharf, Ph.D., Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Zandra Rawlinson
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Virginia Commonwealth University

Board Size: 14

Paid Staff Size: 4

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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet.
Fund raising costs were 5% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $114,314, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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The following information is based on Richmond Peace Education Center's financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Contributions 61,129
Grants 28,787
Fundraising Events 24,398
Program Income 13,246
Total Income $127,560


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 78%  Fund Raising: 5%  Administrative: 17% 

Total income $127,560
Program expenses $94,922
Fund raising expenses 5,910
Administrative expenses 20,888
Total expenses $121,720
Income in Excess of Expenses 5,840
Beginning net assets 42,864
Ending net assets 48,702
Total liabilities 0
Total assets $48,702

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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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