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International : Development and Relief Services (Grantmaking)

United Palestinian Appeal

Transforming lives, empowering communities since 1978

four stars

94.69

1330 New Hampshire Avenue, NW Suite 104
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 659-5007   Web Site
EIN: 11-2494808

Board Leadership
Mohammad Tarbush
Chair

CEO
Saleem Zaru
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.69 four stars
  Financial 92.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

United Palestinian Appeal, Inc., works to alleviate the suffering of Palestinians, particularly those in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and refugee camps throughout the Middle East, and to contribute to the long-term socioeconomic and cultural development of Palestinian society.

United Palestinian Appeal, Inc., works to alleviate the suffering of Palestinians, particularly those in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and refugee camps throughout the Middle East, and to contribute to the long-term socioeconomic and cultural development of Palestinian society.

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Financial

four stars

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
97.8%
  Administrative Expenses 1.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.17
  Program Expenses Growth 34.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Palestinian Appeal on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Palestinian Appeal on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Palestinian Appeal (DC) 94.69 four stars
ORPHANetwork (VA) 91.59 four stars
Community Partners International (CA) 94.69 four stars
Asha for Education (CA) 98.59 four stars
The Tibet Fund (NY) 96.66 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $32,925,003
   Federated Campaigns $47,049
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $32,972,052
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $32,972,052
   Other Revenue $119,944
TOTAL REVENUE $33,091,996
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $32,713,828
   Administrative Expenses $322,802
   Fundraising Expenses $292,291
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $33,328,921
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-236,925
   
Net Assets $4,452,766

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
Health and Welfare $31,832,669 97.3%
Education and Scholarships $499,923 1.5%
Community Development $133,791 0.4%

Ratings History
United Palestinian Appeal has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 10/01/2019 94.69 four stars
2017-12 09/01/2018 96.46 four stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 96.46 four stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 96.46 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 98.23 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 96.23 four stars
2013-12 03/01/2015 95.58 four stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 94.73 four stars
2011-12 10/01/2012 97.58 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 89.17 three stars
2009-12 11/01/2011 64.57 one star
2009-12 09/20/2011 59.63 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 07/01/2011 96.78 four stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 78.53 two stars
2007-12 03/01/2009 79.17 two stars
2006-12 03/01/2008 94.76 four stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 76.24 two stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 97.01 four stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 97.02 four stars
2002-12 11/01/2003 99.09 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 11-2494808
Name in IRS Master File UNITED PALESTINIAN APPEAL 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 (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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 December, 1979
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
$137,600 0.41% Saleem Zaru Executive Director

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Charity Contact Info

United Palestinian Appeal
1330 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Suite 104
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 659-5007
fax: (202) 296-0224
EIN: 11-2494808

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Board Leadership

Mohammad Tarbush
Chair

CEO

Saleem Zaru
Executive Director

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