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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Friends of the Arava Institute

Nature Knows No Borders: advancing cross-border environmental cooperation in the face of political conflict

three stars

85.47

1320 Centre Street Suite 206
Newton Centre, MA 02459
tel: (617) 266-7100   Web Site
EIN: 11-3485736

Board Leadership
Frank Chudnow
Chair

CEO
Miriam May
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.47 three stars
  Financial 92.18 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

92.18

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
83.9%
  Administrative Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.58
  Program Expenses Growth 18.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of the Arava Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of the Arava Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of the Arava Institute (MA) 85.47 three stars
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Adirondack Mountain Club (NY) 88.39 three stars
Coastal Conservation League (SC) 86.93 three stars
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The Friends of the Arava Institute's mission is to support the critical work of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies through public awareness, student recruitment and fundraising campaigns. Donor contributions ensure the education of new environmental leaders who will build a more sustainable and pluralistic future in the Middle East. The Friends of the Arava Institute is a US registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and donations are tax deductible.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,567,315
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $665,874
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,233,189
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,233,189
   Other Revenue $-315,914
TOTAL REVENUE $1,917,275
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,113,250
   Administrative Expenses $122,006
   Fundraising Expenses $193,281
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,428,537
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $488,738
   
Net Assets $1,281,289

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
Fostering Environmental Cooperation $1,113,250 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 03/01/2017 85.47 three stars
2014-12 10/01/2016 80.65 three 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 11-3485736
Name in IRS Master File FRIENDS OF THE ARAVA INSTITUTE LTD
NTEE Code C60
NTEE Classification Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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]
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$90,278 6.31% Branwen Cale Executive Director

The Friends of the Arava Institute's mission is to support the critical work of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies through public awareness, student recruitment and fundraising campaigns. Donor contributions ensure the education of new environmental leaders who will build a more sustainable and pluralistic future in the Middle East. The Friends of the Arava Institute is a US registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and donations are tax deductible.

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Charity Contact Info

Friends of the Arava Institute
1320 Centre Street
Suite 206
Newton Centre, MA 02459
tel: (617) 266-7100
EIN: 11-3485736

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Board Leadership

Frank Chudnow
Chair

CEO

Miriam May
Executive Director

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