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The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Advancing a balanced and realistic understanding of American interests in the Middle East

four stars

91.50

1111 19th Street, NW Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 452-0650   Web Site
EIN: 52-1376034

Board Leadership
James Schreiber
Chair

CEO
Robert Satloff
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.50 four stars
  Financial 88.67 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1985, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy was established to advance a balanced and realistic understanding of American interests in the Middle East. The Institute seeks to bring scholarship to bear on the making of U.S. policy in this vital region of the world. Drawing on the research of its scholars and the experience of policy practitioners, the Institute promotes an American engagement in the Middle East committed to strengthening alliances, nurturing friendships, and promoting security, peace, prosperity, and democracy for the people of the region. To that end, the Institute's programming and research agenda is dedicated to what is and what ought to be on the minds of policymakers, diplomats, scholars, and journalists.

Founded in 1985, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy was established to advance a balanced and realistic understanding of American interests in the Middle East. The Institute seeks to bring scholarship to bear on the making of U.S. policy in this vital region of the world. Drawing on the research of its scholars and the experience of policy practitioners, the Institute promotes an American engagement in the Middle East committed to strengthening alliances, nurturing friendships, and promoting security, peace, prosperity, and democracy for the people of the region. To that end, the Institute's programming and research agenda is dedicated to what is and what ought to be on the minds of policymakers, diplomats, scholars, and journalists.

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Financial

three stars

88.67

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
76.8%
  Administrative Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.28
  Program Expenses Growth 6.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Washington Institute for Near East Policy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Washington Institute for Near East Policy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy (DC) 91.50 four stars
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs (IL) 91.64 four stars
Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (MA) 92.33 four stars
National Council on US-Arab Relations (DC) 91.27 four stars
Los Angeles World Affairs Council (CA) 85.72 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,483,250
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,588,174
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $14,071,424
   Program Service Revenue $317,377
Total Primary Revenue $14,388,801
   Other Revenue $1,078,032
TOTAL REVENUE $15,466,833
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $10,261,488
   Administrative Expenses $1,450,774
   Fundraising Expenses $1,705,931
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,418,193
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,048,640
   
Net Assets $44,230,792

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
Program on Arab Politics $2,299,790 22.0%
Middle East Peace Process $2,148,604 20.5%
Viterbi Program on Iran and U.S. Policy $1,206,808 11.5%

Ratings History
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 91.50 four stars
2017-12 08/01/2019 92.44 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 94.01 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 91.90 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.68 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 91.96 four stars
2013-12 12/22/2015 90.55 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 89.35 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 90.76 four stars
2011-12 08/01/2013 84.07 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 89.58 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 85.56 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 07/01/2011 89.09 three stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 88.93 three stars
2007-12 06/01/2009 92.36 four stars
2006-12 05/01/2008 87.17 three stars
2005-12 04/01/2007 92.38 four stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 95.04 four stars
2003-12 05/01/2005 92.63 four stars
2002-12 05/01/2004 92.29 four 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 52-1376034
Name in IRS Master File WASHINGTON INSTITUTE FOR NEAR EAST POLICY
NTEE Code Q05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
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 January, 1991
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
$488,138 3.63% Robert Satloff Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy (DC) 91.50 four stars
National Council on US-Arab Relations (DC) 91.27 four stars
Zionist Organization of America (NY) 89.39 three stars
StandWithUs (CA) 91.07 four stars
Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (MA) 92.33 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
1111 19th Street, NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 452-0650
fax: (202) 223-5364
EIN: 52-1376034

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Board Leadership

James Schreiber
Chair

CEO

Robert Satloff
Executive Director

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