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HonestReporting.com

Promoting fairness. Ensuring accuracy. Effecting change.

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four stars

91.45

2nd Floor 165 East 56th Street,
New York, NY 10024
tel: (866) 508-7884   Web Site
EIN: 06-1611859

Board Leadership
Robert Blum
President

CEO
Daniel Pomerantz
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.45 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in the US in 2001, HonestReporting monitors the media, exposes cases of bias, promotes balance, and effects change through education and action to ensure Israel is represented fairly and accurately in the battle for public opinion. When media bias occurs, our worldwide base of subscribers takes action by contacting news agencies, drawing issues of bias to their attention, and requesting changes. The work of HonestReporting and MediaCentral (a project of HonestReporting) yields results. Since 2000, the organization prompted hundreds of apologies, retractions, and revisions from news outlets. These efforts are changing the face of the media and reporting of Israel throughout the world. As an organization dedicated to defending Israel against prejudice in the media, we aim to provide educational tools and resources to anyone wishing to advocate for Israel.

Established in the US in 2001, HonestReporting monitors the media, exposes cases of bias, promotes balance, and effects change through education and action to ensure Israel is represented fairly and accurately in the battle for public opinion. When media bias occurs, our worldwide base of subscribers takes action by contacting news agencies, drawing issues of bias to their attention, and requesting changes. The work of HonestReporting and MediaCentral (a project of HonestReporting) yields results. Since 2000, the organization prompted hundreds of apologies, retractions, and revisions from news outlets. These efforts are changing the face of the media and reporting of Israel throughout the world. As an organization dedicated to defending Israel against prejudice in the media, we aim to provide educational tools and resources to anyone wishing to advocate for Israel.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of press articles published
10
This impact information is current as of September 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
88.5%
  Administrative Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.29
  Program Expenses Growth 7.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by HonestReporting.com on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by HonestReporting.com on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
HonestReporting.com (NY) 91.45 four stars
Washington Office on Latin America (DC) 91.92 four stars
The Middle East Media Research Institute (DC) 89.74 three stars
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (DC) 88.94 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,409,520
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,409,520
   Program Service Revenue $208,315
Total Primary Revenue $1,617,835
   Other Revenue $22,101
TOTAL REVENUE $1,639,936
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,539,595
   Administrative Expenses $122,387
   Fundraising Expenses $39,752
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,701,734
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-61,798
   
Net Assets $426,181

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Media Monitoring for Unbiased Reporting $1,539,595 100.0%

Ratings History
HonestReporting.com has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 09/03/2019 91.45 four stars
2017-09 12/01/2018 90.54 four stars
2016-09 11/01/2017 89.02 three stars
2015-09 07/01/2016 91.10 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 86.80 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 05/01/2015 87.44 three stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 91.05 four stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 87.15 three stars
2010-12 12/23/2011 87.49 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 85.82 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 82.38 three stars
2008-12 02/01/2010 85.59 three stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 92.03 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 06-1611859
Name in IRS Master File HONEST REPORTING COM INC
NTEE Code A30
NTEE Classification Media, Communications Organizations
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date December, 2001
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Robert Blum President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
HonestReporting.com (NY) 91.45 four stars
CERGE-EI Foundation (NJ) 96.66 four stars
Migration Policy Institute (DC) 92.65 four stars
The Middle East Media Research Institute (DC) 89.74 three stars
Council on Foreign Relations (NY) 89.04 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

HonestReporting.com
2nd Floor
165 East 56th Street,
New York, NY 10024
tel: (866) 508-7884
fax: (212) 230-1841
EIN: 06-1611859

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Board Leadership

Robert Blum
President

CEO

Daniel Pomerantz
Executive Director

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