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Middle East Children's Alliance

Working for the rights of children in the Middle East

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four stars

91.97

1101 Eighth Street Suite 100
Berkeley, CA 94710
tel: (510) 548-0542   Web Site
EIN: 94-3074600

Board Leadership
Eugene Newport
President

CEO
Zeiad Abbas Shamrouch
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.97 four stars
  Financial 88.65 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Middle East Children's Alliance (MECA) works for the rights of children in the Middle East by sending humanitarian aid, supporting projects for children and educating North American and international communities about the effects of the US foreign policy on children in the region. We support children and families in Palestine, Iraq and Lebanon through: Direct aid including food, medicine, medical supplies, and clothes as well as books, toys and school supplies. Since 1988, we have sent more than $19 million in aid to children in Palestine, Iraq and Lebanon; Financial support and professional assistance to community organizations in the West Bank and Gaza; Educational and cultural programs in the US and internationally; University scholarships for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank; and through providing clean water to children in Palestine.

The Middle East Children's Alliance (MECA) works for the rights of children in the Middle East by sending humanitarian aid, supporting projects for children and educating North American and international communities about the effects of the US foreign policy on children in the region. We support children and families in Palestine, Iraq and Lebanon through: Direct aid including food, medicine, medical supplies, and clothes as well as books, toys and school supplies. Since 1988, we have sent more than $19 million in aid to children in Palestine, Iraq and Lebanon; Financial support and professional assistance to community organizations in the West Bank and Gaza; Educational and cultural programs in the US and internationally; University scholarships for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank; and through providing clean water to children in Palestine.

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Financial

three stars

88.65

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2018 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)
80.3%
  Administrative Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.70
  Program Expenses Growth 27.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Middle East Children's Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Middle East Children's Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Middle East Children's Alliance (CA) 91.97 four stars
Dining for Women (SC) 86.24 three stars
Danita's Children (TN) 90.35 four stars
World Pediatric Project (VA) 85.77 three stars
The Armenian EyeCare Project (CA) 90.97 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,644,273
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $66,774
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,711,047
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,711,047
   Other Revenue $63,556
TOTAL REVENUE $2,774,603
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,244,375
   Administrative Expenses $190,978
   Fundraising Expenses $313,071
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,748,424
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $26,179
   
Net Assets $1,749,545

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
Aid to Children $1,218,102 54.3%
Education and Action $788,425 35.1%
University Aid $237,848 10.6%

Ratings History
Middle East Children's Alliance has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 11/01/2018 91.97 four stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 91.45 four stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 91.08 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.78 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 83.04 three stars
2013-06 07/01/2015 88.14 three stars
2013-06 04/01/2015 81.43 three stars
2012-06 12/20/2013 70.79 two stars
2011-06 08/01/2013 69.24 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 94-3074600
Name in IRS Master File MIDDLE EAST CHILDRENS ALLIANCE
NTEE Code Q30
NTEE Classification International Development, Relief Services
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
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 February, 1994
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$124,929 4.54% Barbara Lubin Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Middle East Children's Alliance (CA) 91.97 four stars
Cooperative for Education (OH) 90.06 four stars
Crisis Aid International (MO) 97.05 four stars
Wings of Hope (MO) 89.02 three stars
Rafiki Foundation (FL) 92.94 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Middle East Children's Alliance
1101 Eighth Street
Suite 100
Berkeley, CA 94710
tel: (510) 548-0542
fax: (510) 548-0543
EIN: 94-3074600

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Board Leadership

Eugene Newport
President

CEO

Zeiad Abbas Shamrouch
Executive Director

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