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Institute for Middle East Understanding

Fostering an increased understanding among Americans about Palestine and the Palestinians

four stars

95.05

2913 El Camino Real #436 Tustin, CA 92782
tel: (718) 514-2080   Web Site
EIN: 20-2389388

Board Leadership
Sam Jadallah
Chairman

CEO
Margaret Dereus
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.05 four stars
  Financial 99.96 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Institute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU) provides journalists with quick access to information about Palestine and the Palestinians, as well as expert sources, both in the United States and in the Middle East. The IMEU works to increase the public's understanding about the socio-economic, political and cultural aspects of Palestine, Palestinians, and Palestinian Americans.

The Institute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU) provides journalists with quick access to information about Palestine and the Palestinians, as well as expert sources, both in the United States and in the Middle East. The IMEU works to increase the public's understanding about the socio-economic, political and cultural aspects of Palestine, Palestinians, and Palestinian Americans.

Financial

four stars

99.96

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
88.9%
  Administrative Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.06
  Program Expenses Growth 7.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Institute for Middle East Understanding on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Institute for Middle East Understanding on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Institute for Middle East Understanding (CA) 95.05 four stars
Bread for the World Institute (DC) 91.54 four stars
CERGE-EI Foundation (NJ) 95.05 four stars
Migration Policy Institute (DC) 92.20 four stars
Center for Global Development (DC) 98.14 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,440,344
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,440,344
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,440,344
   Other Revenue $497,779
TOTAL REVENUE $1,938,123
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,585,371
   Administrative Expenses $68,079
   Fundraising Expenses $90,027
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,743,477
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $194,646
   
Net Assets $1,774,780

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
Distribution of Information about Palestine $1,585,371 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 05/01/2021 95.05 four stars
2019-12 03/01/2021 86.56 three stars
2018-12 11/01/2020 91.94 four stars
2018-12 10/01/2019 85.77 three stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 85.79 three stars
2016-12 09/01/2018 89.31 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 86.30 three stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 77.42 two stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 67.48 one star
2014-12 06/01/2016 68.52 one star
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 67.82 one star
2013-12 09/01/2014 67.77 one star

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

EIN 20-2389388
Name in IRS Master File THE INSTITUTE FOR MIDDLE EAST UNDERSTANDING
NTEE Code Q20
NTEE Classification Promotion of International Understanding
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Educational 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 November, 2005
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- Margaret Dereus Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Institute for Middle East Understanding (CA) 95.05 four stars
Migration Policy Institute (DC) 92.20 four stars
Hudson Institute (DC) 96.97 four stars
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (DC) 92.63 four stars
The National Security Archive (DC) 92.61 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Institute for Middle East Understanding
2913 El Camino Real #436
Tustin, CA 92782
tel: (718) 514-2080
EIN: 20-2389388

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Board Leadership

Sam Jadallah
Chairman

CEO

Margaret Dereus
Executive Director

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