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International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs

FLAME

Publishing the truth about Israel and the Middle East conflict

one star

58.93

P.O. Box 3460 Berkeley, CA 94703
tel: (510) 914-0958   Web Site
EIN: 94-3092706

Board Leadership
James Sinkinson
President

CEO
James Sinkinson
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 58.93 one star
  Financial 76.25 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 47.00 zero star
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

FLAME (Facts and Logic About the Middle East) has for over 25 years brought the truth about Israel and the Middle East conflict to the attention of an American public that is mostly uninformed and misinformed about these matters. The media - both print and broadcast - are with few exceptions biased against Israel.

FLAME's purpose, as stated in each one of our messages, is:

". . . the research and publication of the facts regarding developments in the Middle East and exposing false propaganda that might harm the interests of the United States and its allies in that area of the world."

We accomplish this purpose by publishing monthly hasbarah (educating and clarifying) messages in major publications of general circulation, such as The Nation, The National Review, The American Spectator, The Washington Times National Weekly, and others. We also publish our messages in a number of college newspapers and Jewish publications, in the U.S.

FLAME (Facts and Logic About the Middle East) has for over 25 years brought the truth about Israel and the Middle East conflict to the attention of an American public that is mostly uninformed and misinformed about these matters. The media - both print and broadcast - are with few exceptions biased against Israel.

FLAME's purpose, as stated in each one of our messages, is:

". . . the research and publication of the facts regarding developments in the Middle East and exposing false propaganda that might harm the interests of the United States and its allies in that area of the world."

We accomplish this purpose by publishing monthly hasbarah (educating and clarifying) messages in major publications of general circulation, such as The Nation, The National Review, The American Spectator, The Washington Times National Weekly, and others. We also publish our messages in a number of college newspapers and Jewish publications, in the U.S.

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Financial

two stars

76.25

Accountability & Transparency

zero star

47.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
71.9%
  Administrative Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 21.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.60
  Program Expenses Growth -26.1%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by FLAME on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by FLAME on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
FLAME (CA) 58.93 one star
EastWest Institute (NY) 91.02 four stars
Federation of American Scientists (DC) 91.44 four stars
Peace Development Fund (MA) 96.66 four stars
Jewish Institute for National Security of America (DC) 86.21 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $452,217
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $452,217
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $452,217
   Other Revenue $15,374
TOTAL REVENUE $467,591
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $211,787
   Administrative Expenses $73,767
   Fundraising Expenses $86,472
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $372,026
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $95,565
   
Net Assets $1,037,015

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
Production of Media Advertisements $211,787 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 58.93 one star
2017-12 07/01/2019 55.01 one star
2016-12 07/01/2018 50.07 zero star
2015-12 07/01/2017 50.69 zero star
2014-12 06/01/2016 50.69 zero star
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 49.03 zero star
2013-12 07/01/2015 49.02 zero star
2012-12 05/01/2014 48.49 zero star
2011-12 04/01/2013 50.48 zero star
2010-12 04/01/2012 51.20 zero star
2009-12 09/20/2011 48.92 zero star
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 90.96 four stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 82.98 three stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 90.88 four stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 97.49 four stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 96.86 four stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 89.43 three stars
2003-12 03/01/2005 85.99 three stars
2002-12 01/01/2004 92.02 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 94-3092706
Name in IRS Master File FACTS AND LOGIC ABOUT THE MIDDLE EAST INC
NTEE Code Q20
NTEE Classification Promotion of International Understanding
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 September, 1994
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
$71,280 19.15% James Sinkinson President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
FLAME (CA) 58.93 one star
Foreign Policy Association (NY) 86.26 three stars
Jewish Institute for National Security of America (DC) 86.21 three stars
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International (IL) 99.40 four stars
J Street Education Fund (DC) 86.39 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

FLAME
P.O. Box 3460
Berkeley, CA 94703
tel: (510) 914-0958
EIN: 94-3092706

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Board Leadership

James Sinkinson
President

CEO

James Sinkinson
President

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