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International : Development and Relief Services

Near East Foundation

Building inclusive, prosperous and sustainable societies since 1915

four stars

91.16

110 West Fayette Street Suite 710
Syracuse, NY 13202
tel: (315) 428-8670   Web Site
EIN: 13-1624114

Board Leadership
Haig Mardikian
Chair

CEO
Charles Benjamin
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.16 four stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Near East Foundation helps build more sustainable, prosperous, and inclusive communities in the Middle East and Africa through education, governance, and economic development initiatives. NEF is an operational NGO with projects in nine countries -- Armenia, Jordan, Lebanon, Mali, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, Senegal, Sudan and Syria. Working with local partners, our programs directly improve the lives of tens of thousands of vulnerable people across the region through initiatives in Peacebuilding, Civic Engagement and Education, Sustainable Agriculture, and Microenterprise Development.

The Near East Foundation helps build more sustainable, prosperous, and inclusive communities in the Middle East and Africa through education, governance, and economic development initiatives. NEF is an operational NGO with projects in nine countries -- Armenia, Jordan, Lebanon, Mali, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, Senegal, Sudan and Syria. Working with local partners, our programs directly improve the lives of tens of thousands of vulnerable people across the region through initiatives in Peacebuilding, Civic Engagement and Education, Sustainable Agriculture, and Microenterprise Development.

Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
94.9%
  Administrative Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.18
  Program Expenses Growth 20.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 40.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Near East Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Near East Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Near East Foundation (NY) 91.16 four stars
International Youth Foundation (MD) 90.12 four stars
The Akshaya Patra Foundation USA (CA) 88.76 three stars
Bridges to Prosperity (CO) 89.00 three stars
The Hunger Project (NY) 88.58 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,531,638
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $15,058,400
Total Contributions $16,590,038
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $16,590,038
   Other Revenue $399,838
TOTAL REVENUE $16,989,876
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,842,509
   Administrative Expenses $659,043
   Fundraising Expenses $9,816
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $16,511,368
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $478,508
   
Net Assets $6,754,351

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
Programs to Support Smallholder Farmers $5,632,697 35.6%
Programs to Create Sustainable Livelihoods $4,594,035 29.0%
Programs to Build Peace $1,481,817 9.4%

Ratings History
Near East Foundation has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/01/2020 91.16 four stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 92.92 four stars
2017-06 04/01/2019 91.16 four stars
2016-06 08/01/2018 92.92 four stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 91.36 four stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 93.98 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 94.69 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 95.89 four stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 84.68 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 78.12 two stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 81.30 three stars
2010-06 10/01/2011 90.37 four stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 77.90 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/22/2010 72.59 two stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 96.19 four stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 79.03 two stars
2006-06 04/01/2008 94.11 four stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 85.56 three stars
2004-06 12/01/2005 89.92 three stars
2003-06 08/01/2004 80.75 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 13-1624114
Name in IRS Master File NEAR EAST FOUNDATION
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
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 September, 1952
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$213,715 1.29% Charles Benjamin President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Near East Foundation (NY) 91.16 four stars
Bridges to Prosperity (CO) 89.00 three stars
Landesa (WA) 88.09 three stars
CHOICE Humanitarian (UT) 88.94 three stars
Engineering Ministries International (CO) 91.82 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Near East Foundation
110 West Fayette Street
Suite 710
Syracuse, NY 13202
tel: (315) 428-8670
fax: (315) 428-8673
EIN: 13-1624114

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Board Leadership

Haig Mardikian
Chair

CEO

Charles Benjamin
President

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