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International : Development and Relief Services (Grantmaking)

UNRWA USA National Committee

Dedicated to showing Palestine refugees that Americans care

three stars

86.84

1875 Connecticut Avenue NW 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20009
tel: (202) 223-3767   Web Site
EIN: 20-2714426

Board Leadership
Ghassan Salameh
Chair

CEO
Abby Smardon
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.84 three stars
  Financial 85.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 2005, UNRWA USA is an independent 501c3 nonprofit that supports the humanitarian and human development work of UNRWA through fundraising, education, and advocacy. UNRWA USA aims to promote a life of dignity and human development for Palestine refugees by informing the American public about UNRWA's work and generating support for its programs in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank (including East Jerusalem), Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan.

Founded in 2005, UNRWA USA is an independent 501c3 nonprofit that supports the humanitarian and human development work of UNRWA through fundraising, education, and advocacy. UNRWA USA aims to promote a life of dignity and human development for Palestine refugees by informing the American public about UNRWA's work and generating support for its programs in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank (including East Jerusalem), Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan.

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Financial

three stars

85.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

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)
91.2%
  Administrative Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth 43.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 53.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by UNRWA USA National Committee on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by UNRWA USA National Committee on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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UNRWA USA National Committee (DC) 86.84 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,615,937
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $292,122
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,908,059
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,908,059
   Other Revenue $71,546
TOTAL REVENUE $2,979,605
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,581,950
   Administrative Expenses $211,249
   Fundraising Expenses $122,105
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,915,304
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $64,301
   
Net Assets $43,761

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 & Program Support $2,581,950 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 09/03/2019 86.84 three stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 80.58 three stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 73.07 two stars
2016-12 10/01/2018 82.32 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 20-2714426
Name in IRS Master File UNRWA USA NATIONAL COMMITTEE INC
NTEE Code Q33
NTEE Classification International Relief
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable 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 May, 2006
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
$126,043 4.32% Abigail Smardon Executive Director

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UNRWA USA National Committee (DC) 86.84 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

UNRWA USA National Committee
1875 Connecticut Avenue NW
10th Floor
Washington, DC 20009
tel: (202) 223-3767
EIN: 20-2714426

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Board Leadership

Ghassan Salameh
Chair

CEO

Abby Smardon
Executive Director

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