In fiscal year 2018-2019, 88.2 percent of all expenditures went to program services.
Indepedently Audited Financial Statements
IRS Form 990
Pearl S. Buck International is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and donations are tax deductible as allowed by law. We use your contributions as efficiently and effectively as possible. We are pleased to report that we received top marks from three of America’s most reputable and publicly referenced Charitable Watchdog organizations.
Contributions to Pearl S. Buck International
Once again, we met all 20 of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Wise Giving Alliance Standards for charitable accountability. The American Institute of Philanthropy (AIP) has included us among its listing of “Top Rated” charities and awarded us an “A” (Excellent) rating for use of charitable funds. Visit their website to learn more about their rigorous financial analysis of our audited financial statements. The Independent Charities of America awarded Pearl S. Buck International the coveted Independent Charities Seal of Excellence award. This seal recognizes the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost efficiency. We are also the the first nonprofit organization in Bucks County, PA, awarded the Seal of Excellence for successfully completing the Standards for Excellence® certification program through the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO).
State Fundraising Information
DISCLOSURE: Pearl S. Buck International continually updates its registration in every state. This statement is for those states requiring disclosure on all written solicitations. “The official registration and financial information of Pearl S. Buck International, Inc. may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free within Pennsylvania, 1 (800) 723-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.” Michigan license is #MICS 6358-0791. “A copy of the latest annual report can be obtained from the organization or from the Secretary of State by writing the Office of Charities Registration, Secretary of State, Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12231. “West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305. Registration does not imply endorsement.” Maryland residents contact the Secretary of State; Virginia residents contact the State Division of Consumer Affairs; Florida residents call the Division of Consumer Services toll free, within Florida (800) 435-7352, “Registered under Pinellas County Code. Registration does not imply endorsement. For more information, call the County Department of Consumer Protection, (813) 464-6200.”; and Washington state residents call the Secretary of State toll free, within Washington (800) 332-4483. “For the state of New Jersey, information filed with the Attorney General concerning this charitable solicitation may be obtained from the Attorney General of the State of New Jersey by calling 973-504-6215. Registration with the Attorney General does not imply endorsement.”
The Code of Ethics expresses the values and philosophy of Pearl S. Buck International along with expectations of conduct for Board Directors, Employees, and Volunteers. Recognizing that adherence to the law provides a minimum standard, our goal is that all people who serve Pearl S. Buck International will observe high standards of business and personal ethics as they carry out their duties and responsibilities. Pearl S. Buck International also takes seriously its commitment to preserve, display, and make accessible the Pearl S. Buck House collection to support its mission and use its core values to be accountable to the public trust.