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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

four stars

91.71

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

Board Leadership
Michael Marcus
Chair

CEO
Miriam May
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.71 four stars
  Financial 88.98 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

three stars

88.98

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 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)
72.7%
  Administrative Expenses 11.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.63
  Program Expenses Growth 29.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.6%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of the Arava Institute (MA) 91.71 four stars
Ecotrust (OR) 93.71 four stars
Environmental Defense Fund (NY) 86.78 three stars
WILD Foundation (CO) 93.95 four stars
Quebec-Labrador Foundation (MA) 87.62 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,315,493
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $775,468
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,090,961
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,090,961
   Other Revenue $-533,256
TOTAL REVENUE $1,557,705
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,598,594
   Administrative Expenses $230,173
   Fundraising Expenses $332,774
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,161,541
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-603,836
   
Net Assets $2,627,635

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 $1,598,594 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 91.71 four stars
2018-12 12/01/2019 83.38 three stars
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
$203,940 9.43% Miriam May Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of the Arava Institute (MA) 91.71 four stars
Northern Plains Resource Council (MT) 93.96 four stars
Sierra Club Foundation (CA) 95.87 four stars
Quebec-Labrador Foundation (MA) 87.62 three stars
Island Press (DC) 85.82 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

Michael Marcus
Chair

CEO

Miriam May
Chief Executive Officer

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