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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

85.33

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

Board Leadership
Amy Goldman
Chair

CEO
Miriam May
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.33 three stars
  Financial 80.87 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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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Financial

three stars

80.87

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
71.7%
  Administrative Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.80
  Program Expenses Growth 1.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.2%
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) 85.33 three stars
Green America (DC) 90.71 four stars
Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment (CA) 100.00 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,721,900
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $634,886
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,356,786
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,356,786
   Other Revenue $-356,361
TOTAL REVENUE $3,000,425
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,049,543
   Administrative Expenses $189,457
   Fundraising Expenses $201,708
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,440,708
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,559,717
   
Net Assets $3,171,983

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 $1,049,543 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 09/03/2019 85.33 three stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 82.81 three stars
2016-12 08/01/2018 83.63 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 80.60 three stars
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]
Ruling Date March, 2000
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$181,350 12.58% Miriam May Executive Director

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Friends of the Arava Institute (MA) 85.33 three stars
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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

Amy Goldman
Chair

CEO

Miriam May
Executive Director

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