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International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs

The Middle East Media Research Institute

Bridging the language gap between the Middle East and the West

three stars

89.74

P.O. Box 27837 Washington, DC 20038
tel: (202) 955-9070   Web Site
EIN: 52-2068483

Board Leadership
Oliver "Buck" Revell
Chairman

CEO
Yigal Carmon
President and Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.74 three stars
  Financial 87.90 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in February 1998 to inform the debate over U.S. policy in the Middle East, the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) explores the Middle East through the region's media. MEMRI bridges the language gap which exists between the West and the Middle East, providing timely translations of Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Urdu-Pashtu media, as well as original analysis of political, ideological, intellectual, social, cultural, and religious trends in the Middle East. MEMRI's headquarters are located in Washington, DC with branch offices in London, Tokyo, Rome, Baghdad, Shanghai, and Jerusalem. MEMRI research is translated to English, German, Hebrew, Italian, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and Japanese.

Founded in February 1998 to inform the debate over U.S. policy in the Middle East, the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) explores the Middle East through the region's media. MEMRI bridges the language gap which exists between the West and the Middle East, providing timely translations of Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Urdu-Pashtu media, as well as original analysis of political, ideological, intellectual, social, cultural, and religious trends in the Middle East. MEMRI's headquarters are located in Washington, DC with branch offices in London, Tokyo, Rome, Baghdad, Shanghai, and Jerusalem. MEMRI research is translated to English, German, Hebrew, Italian, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and Japanese.

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Financial

three stars

87.90

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
87.2%
  Administrative Expenses 4.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.27
  Program Expenses Growth 3.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Middle East Media Research Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Middle East Media Research Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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The Middle East Media Research Institute (DC) 89.74 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,531,323
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,531,323
   Program Service Revenue $731,191
Total Primary Revenue $6,262,514
   Other Revenue $19
TOTAL REVENUE $6,262,533
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,162,937
   Administrative Expenses $257,715
   Fundraising Expenses $482,619
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,903,271
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $359,262
   
Net Assets $1,532,913

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
Middle East News Research $5,162,937 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 02/01/2019 89.74 three stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 86.93 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 86.59 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.91 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 85.00 three stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 87.35 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 82.72 three stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 89.41 three stars
2010-06 04/01/2012 84.86 three stars
2010-06 02/01/2012 73.96 two stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 66.91 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/22/2010 89.87 three stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 91.11 four stars
2006-06 02/01/2008 93.49 four stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 91.06 four stars
2003-06 01/05/2005 90.86 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 52-2068483
Name in IRS Master File MIDDLE EAST MEDIA AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE 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 (120) Publishing activities
(123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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 November, 1998
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, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$162,957 2.76% Steven Stalinsky Executive Director

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Charity Contact Info

The Middle East Media Research Institute
P.O. Box 27837
Washington, DC 20038
tel: (202) 955-9070
fax: (202) 955-9077
EIN: 52-2068483

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Board Leadership

Oliver "Buck" Revell
Chairman

CEO

Yigal Carmon
President and Founder

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