EIN 27-0608154

International Accountability Project

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International Accountability Project is an international human and environmental rights organization that works with communities, civil society, and social movements to change how today's development is done. They work for a world in which communities have increased local participation, access to remedy, and can lead their own development. IAP reinforces 22 community-led responses in 17 countries to proposed or active development projects and created the only civil society-led system to track development finance accountability.
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Program areas at International Accountability Project

The bulk of iaps work is mobilizing and reinforcing 22 community-led responses in 17 countries. Iap supports communities in negotiations and advocacy towards the companies, governments and investors involved in development projects that affect them. Iap partners with communities that wish to influence the design, construction or benefit-distribution of a Project or the resettlement and compensation plans - all of which may have been done without their participation. More information about iaps campaign work around the world is available on our blog: bit.ly/iap_blogcontinued on schedule oas part of the community-led campaign work, the early warning system ensures local communities, and the organizations that support them, have verified information about projects being proposed at major development finance institutions and clear strategies for advocacy - ideally before funding is decided. The early warning system exchanges information, advice, tools and resources with communities, the local organizations supporting them to inform development actors. The information exchanged includes accessible information about projects at development finance institutions, including the roles of any private actors, and critical data from community-led research efforts, with data from local communities and development finance institutions, the early warning system exposes trends in development by sector, bank, geography and community response.iaps global advocacy team initiative brings together incredible community organizers from around the world to conduct community-led research and mobilize their communities to change how development is designed, funded and implemented. From may-july 2021, iap hosted 7 global and regional discussions on community-led development planning to collectively co-create this current iteration of the global advocacy team on community-led development planning. In total 53 activists from 25 countries, representing 46 organizations contributed to these conversations and the collective report global and regional expert meeting report. A 6-member advisory group was elected from these meetings to direct the initiative through 2022-2024. The co-created initiative resulted in 8 communities in 8 countries being selected for 3 years of training and support by iap to research their communities development needs and design their own community-led development plan. A collectively written report of individual findings and recommendations will be launched in 2024. The report will be used to support implementation of each member's development plans as well as to advocate governments and the largest public development banks for community-led development models. Iap produces community action guides with local activists and partners. Used by community organizers around the world to start or strengthen local campaigns, iaps materials and tools are interactive and accessible. The community action guides, now in 15 languages, demystify the development process, introduce the actors involved, and offer strategies for community-led solutions to development. These are reinforced with collective exercises and accessible case examples about how other communities around the world have responded to development challenges.

Grants made by International Accountability Project

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Atlas Service CorpsHosting Fee for Fellow$17,000

Who funds International Accountability Project

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Wellspring Philanthropic FundOperating Support$200,000
Charles Stewart Mott FoundationTo Support An Early Warning System on Large-Scale Energy and Infrastructure Finance Proposals in South America.$100,000
American Jewish World ServiceGeneral Purpose$30,000
...and 1 more grant received

Personnel at International Accountability Project

Ryan SchliefExecutive Director$104,146
Kellea MillerChair / Director$0
Joanna LevittChair / Secretary / Executive Director$0
Jamon FranklinSecretary$0
Joanna Levitt CeaChair$0
...and 2 more key personnel

Financials for International Accountability Project

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$394,905
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$4,798
Total revenues$399,703

Form 990s for International Accountability Project

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-11-13990View PDF
2021-122022-11-10990View PDF
2020-122021-12-16990View PDF
2019-122021-02-26990View PDF
2018-122020-01-21990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s
Data update history
January 21, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
December 24, 2023
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $200,000 from Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
July 15, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
May 22, 2023
Received grants
Identified 7 new grant, including a grant for $225,000 from Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
May 8, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $10,000 from Fund for Global Human Rights
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsHuman rights organizationsInternational-focused organizationsCharities
Human rightsForeign affairsInternational development
Political advocacyOperates internationallyTax deductible donationsAccepts online donations
General information
195 Plymouth St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Metro area
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
Kings County, NY
Website URL
(718) 427-4737
IRS details
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
Q70: International Human Rights
NAICS code, primary
813311: Human Rights Organizations
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