International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs

Middle East Institute

Promoting knowledge and understanding of the Middle East region in the United States

four stars

97.05

1763 North Street, NW Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 785-1141   Web Site
EIN: 53-0204608

Board Leadership
Richard A. Clarke
Chairman

CEO
Paul Salem
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.05 four stars
  Financial 98.82 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1946, the Middle East Institute (MEI) has been an important conduit of information between Middle Eastern nations and American policymakers, organizations and the public. We strive to increase knowledge of the Middle East among our own citizens and to promote understanding between the peoples of the Middle East and America. Today we play a vital and unique role in expanding the dialogue beyond Washington, D.C., and actively with organizations in the Middle East. MEI houses the George Camp Keiser Library, which has the largest English-language collection on the Middle East outside of the Library of Congress. In addition, MEI publishes The Middle East Journal and offers courses in Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish.

Since 1946, the Middle East Institute (MEI) has been an important conduit of information between Middle Eastern nations and American policymakers, organizations and the public. We strive to increase knowledge of the Middle East among our own citizens and to promote understanding between the peoples of the Middle East and America. Today we play a vital and unique role in expanding the dialogue beyond Washington, D.C., and actively with organizations in the Middle East. MEI houses the George Camp Keiser Library, which has the largest English-language collection on the Middle East outside of the Library of Congress. In addition, MEI publishes The Middle East Journal and offers courses in Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish.

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Financial

four stars

98.82

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 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)
80.9%
  Administrative Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.00
  Program Expenses Growth 8.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Middle East Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Middle East Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,702,810
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,702,810
   Program Service Revenue $901,398
Total Primary Revenue $3,604,208
   Other Revenue $597,293
TOTAL REVENUE $4,201,501
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,281,620
   Administrative Expenses $675,322
   Fundraising Expenses $516,771
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,473,713
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,272,212
   
Net Assets $30,127,481

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$237,618 4.34% Paul Salem President
Other Salaries of Note
$155,368 2.83% Wendy J. Chamberlin Former President

Mission

Since 1946, the Middle East Institute (MEI) has been an important conduit of information between Middle Eastern nations and American policymakers, organizations and the public. We strive to increase knowledge of the Middle East among our own citizens and to promote understanding between the peoples of the Middle East and America. Today we play a vital and unique role in expanding the dialogue beyond Washington, D.C., and actively with organizations in the Middle East. MEI houses the George Camp Keiser Library, which has the largest English-language collection on the Middle East outside of the Library of Congress. In addition, MEI publishes The Middle East Journal and offers courses in Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish.

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Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (MA) 92.33 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Middle East Institute
1763 North Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 785-1141
fax: (202) 331-8861
EIN: 53-0204608

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Board Leadership

Richard A. Clarke
Chairman

CEO

Paul Salem
President