Better Business Bureau Report for
Peace Education Program

Better Business Bureau Report issued July 2016
Better Business Bureau Report expires July 2018

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Peace Education Program
Address: 318 W Kentucky Street
  Louisville, KY 40203-2910
Phone: 502-589-6583
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1982, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The Peace Education Program strengthens communities and schools by training youth and adults to build and sustain positive relationships. The organization does this by providing learning experiences to reduce violence, enhance personal integrity and foster mutual respect. In pursuit of its mission, the organization teaches Conflict Resolution, Peer Mediation and Prejudice Reduction skills.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Peace Education Program meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Peace Education Program teaches conflict resolution, mediation skills, and prejudice reduction to youth ages preschool to 20 years of age. The organization also provides training to adults who work with youth so that these adults can teach these same skills to youth in the schools and community. Specific youth programs in schools and community sites: --Conflict Resolution Workshops --Mediation Training --Cooperative Games --Family Fun Nights --Preschool Workshops --Mentoring for young men in conflict resolution Specific adult programs include: --Professional Development Workshops --A Dialogue on Discipline --Controversial Issues Dialogue --Welcoming Diversity --Community Institute--A three day conflict resolution and diversity training offered annually or on demand --Training of Educators in Mediation--A three day training for adults wanting to establish and/or strengthen their mediation program. --Workshops for Parents in conflict resolution. A new collaboration with KentuckyOne Health and University Hospital enables Peace Ed to support gunshot and stabbing victims as they "Pivot to Peace".

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015, Peace Education Program's program expenses were:

Program services 338,331
Total Program Expenses: $338,331
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Chief Executive : Eileen L. Blanton, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Steve Mattingly
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Associate with Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP

Co-Chair of the Board : Cheryl Ungerleider

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Retired Educator

Board Size: 15

Paid Staff Size: 7

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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, radio, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements
Fund raising costs were 4% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $350,116, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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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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The following information is based on Peace Education Program's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015.

Ending net assets as reported below include $139,577 in unrestricted net assets and $71,109 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Ending net assets as reported below include $139,577 in unrestricted net assets and $71,109 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Source of Funds  
Patrons 172,435
Foundation support 141,448
Program fees 44,386
Fund raising 28,298
Government grants 7,935
Interest income 921
Total Income $395,423


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 85%  Fund Raising: 3%  Administrative: 12% 

Total income $395,423
Program expenses $338,331
Fund raising expenses 13,780
Administrative expenses 46,704
Total expenses $398,815
Expenses in Excess of Income (3,392)
Beginning net assets 214,078
Ending net assets 210,686
Total liabilities 23,316
Total assets $234,002

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