PSI works with celebrity ambassadors to raise awareness about the organization's work. Ambassadors have joined PSI staff on international trips to gain a better understanding of PSI's work, testified before Congress to promote increased funding of global health programs, and taken part in many conferences and forums to enhance PSI's visibility. As of 2017, PSI has three celebrity ambassadors: Ashley Judd, Mandy Moore, and Debra Messing.
Charity evaluator GiveWell first reviewed PSI in 2007, again in 2009, and then again in 2011. Initially, GiveWell recommended PSI as one of its top charities. However, in its most recent review, GiveWell states that "The evidence we have seen does not clearly show that PSI has the impact it intends" while at the same time praising PSI for "(a) focusing on programs with proven impact and (b) monitoring whether these programs are implemented effectively."
In 2007 and 2008 PSI was highlighted by Fast Company as a Top Social Capitalist, noting the organization's private sector partnerships with Procter & Gamble and others.
WASHINGTON, DC 20036-3605 | Tax-exempt since March 1971
Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3) Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
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