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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

National Iranian American Council

Strengthening the voice of Iranian Americans

three stars

86.92

1629 K Street, NW Suite 503
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (202) 386-6325   Web Site
EIN: 73-1626026

Board Leadership
Ladan Manteghi
Board Chair

CEO
Jamal Abdi
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.92 three stars
  Financial 90.74 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 84.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The National Iranian American Council is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the voice of Iranian Americans and promoting greater understanding between the American and Iranian people. We accomplish our mission through expert research and analysis, civic and policy education, and community building. Since its inception in 2002, NIAC has given the Iranian-American community a powerful voice. NIAC's sister organization, NIAC Action, was formed in 2015 to ensure our community had the tools to secure peace and to advance the priorities of the Iranian-American community. Direct and grassroots advocacy work moved to NIAC Action at its founding, while NIAC continues to provide issue analysis, education, and community building activities. NIAC does not receive funds from the Iranian government nor the United States government.

The National Iranian American Council is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the voice of Iranian Americans and promoting greater understanding between the American and Iranian people. We accomplish our mission through expert research and analysis, civic and policy education, and community building. Since its inception in 2002, NIAC has given the Iranian-American community a powerful voice. NIAC's sister organization, NIAC Action, was formed in 2015 to ensure our community had the tools to secure peace and to advance the priorities of the Iranian-American community. Direct and grassroots advocacy work moved to NIAC Action at its founding, while NIAC continues to provide issue analysis, education, and community building activities. NIAC does not receive funds from the Iranian government nor the United States government.

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Financial

four stars

90.74

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

84.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
71.9%
  Administrative Expenses 19.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.59
  Program Expenses Growth 9.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Iranian American Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Iranian American Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Iranian American Council (DC) 86.92 three stars
Muslim Advocates (DC) 88.15 three stars
The Florida Bar Foundation (FL) 89.39 three stars
First Liberty Institute (TX) 86.07 three stars
People's Action Institute (IL) 89.57 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $848,463
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $64,225
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $912,688
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $912,688
   Other Revenue $140,424
TOTAL REVENUE $1,053,112
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,289,976
   Administrative Expenses $251,171
   Fundraising Expenses $99,338
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,640,485
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-587,373
   
Net Assets $765,751

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
Education $1,289,976 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 86.92 three stars
2017-12 10/01/2019 77.13 two stars
2016-12 11/01/2018 76.74 two stars
2016-12 08/01/2018 71.91 two stars
2016-12 07/01/2018 69.39 one star
2016-12 06/01/2018 67.47 one star
2015-12 12/01/2017 68.46 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 73-1626026
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL IRANIAN AMERICAN COUNCIL
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, 2002
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
$107,500 6.55% Jamal Abdi President
Other Salaries of Note
$272,126 16.58% Trita Parsi Former President

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National Iranian American Council (DC) 86.92 three stars
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Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (CA) 86.84 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

National Iranian American Council
1629 K Street, NW
Suite 503
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (202) 386-6325
EIN: 73-1626026

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 65439
Washington, DC 20035

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Board Leadership

Ladan Manteghi
Board Chair

CEO

Jamal Abdi
President

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