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International Center for Journalists

Advancing quality journalism worldwide

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four stars

97.75

2000 M St. Suite 250
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 737-3700   Web Site
EIN: 11-2724905

Board Leadership
Michael Golden
Chairman

CEO
Joyce Barnathan
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.75 four stars
  Financial 96.83 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The International Center for Journalists advances quality journalism worldwide. Our hands-on programs combine the best professional practices with new technologies. We believe that responsible journalism empowers citizens and holds governments accountable.
Over the past 33 years, ICFJ has worked with more than 100,000 professional and citizen journalists and media managers from 180 countries. We work with strong local partners and a network of dedicated alumni.

The International Center for Journalists advances quality journalism worldwide. Our hands-on programs combine the best professional practices with new technologies. We believe that responsible journalism empowers citizens and holds governments accountable.
Over the past 33 years, ICFJ has worked with more than 100,000 professional and citizen journalists and media managers from 180 countries. We work with strong local partners and a network of dedicated alumni.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of multi-year grants received
7
Number of competition entrants
490
Number of job skills training courses/workshops conducted
12
Number of new grants received
34
Number of attendees present at rallies/events
554
Number of donations made by board members
52
Number of participants reporting greater issue awareness
10
This impact information is current as of July 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

96.83

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
82.0%
  Administrative Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.37
  Program Expenses Growth 3.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by International Center for Journalists on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by International Center for Journalists on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
International Center for Journalists (DC) 97.75 four stars
Equality Now (NY) 92.43 four stars
The Fund for Global Human Rights (DC) 89.07 three stars
ZOE International (CA) 88.98 three stars
Appeal of Conscience Foundation (NY) 86.70 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,983,985
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $933,376
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,893,476
Total Contributions $6,810,837
   Program Service Revenue $89,950
Total Primary Revenue $6,900,787
   Other Revenue $-142,008
TOTAL REVENUE $6,758,779
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,969,566
   Administrative Expenses $1,563,234
   Fundraising Expenses $771,527
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,304,327
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-5,545,548
   
Net Assets $18,717,084

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
Hands on Programs $5,937,350 59.6%
Knight International Journalism Fellowship Program $3,420,520 34.3%
Journalist & Editor Education $611,696 6.1%

Ratings History
International Center for Journalists has received 9 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 97.75 four stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 94.30 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 92.50 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 97.16 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 93.77 four stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 97.44 four stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 95.69 four stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 91.10 four stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 92.07 four stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 92.12 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 94.86 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 98.07 four stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 88.49 three stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 95.52 four stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 71.65 two stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 83.81 three stars
2004-12 02/01/2006 81.95 three stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 87.18 three stars
2002-12 11/01/2003 96.13 four stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 82.73 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 11-2724905
Name in IRS Master File INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR JOURNALISTS INC
NTEE Code Q02
NTEE Classification Management & Technical Assistance
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, 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 April, 1985
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$295,787 2.40% Joyce Barnathan President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
International Center for Journalists (DC) 97.75 four stars
International Justice Mission (DC) 87.44 three stars
The Sentry (DC) 89.39 three stars
Institute for Global Engagement (VA) 85.85 three stars
Beyond Borders (DC) 92.90 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

International Center for Journalists
2000 M St.
Suite 250
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 737-3700
fax: (202) 737-0530
EIN: 11-2724905

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Board Leadership

Michael Golden
Chairman

CEO

Joyce Barnathan
President

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