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China Institute in America

Advancing a deeper understanding of China

three stars

83.26

40 Rector Street, Second Floor New York, NY 10006
tel: (212) 744-8181   Web Site
EIN: 13-1623937

Board Leadership
Chien Chung Pei and Yue-Sai Kan
Co-Chairs

CEO
James B. Heimowitz
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.26 three stars
  Financial 77.39 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1926, China Institute in America is the oldest educational and cultural organization in the United States focused on advancing a deeper understanding of China through programs in education, culture, business and art in the belief that cross-cultural understanding strengthens our global community. The Institute offers innovative, high quality programs, activities, courses and seminars that are open to - and designed for - people of all ages and backgrounds. Programming encompasses the visual and performing arts, culture, history, music, philosophy, language and literature, business and current affairs, and professional development programs for K-12 teachers.

Founded in 1926, China Institute in America is the oldest educational and cultural organization in the United States focused on advancing a deeper understanding of China through programs in education, culture, business and art in the belief that cross-cultural understanding strengthens our global community. The Institute offers innovative, high quality programs, activities, courses and seminars that are open to - and designed for - people of all ages and backgrounds. Programming encompasses the visual and performing arts, culture, history, music, philosophy, language and literature, business and current affairs, and professional development programs for K-12 teachers.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Total dollars received in contributions
2,946,240
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

77.39

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
68.4%
  Administrative Expenses 16.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.26
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.37
  Program Expenses Growth 6.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 28.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by China Institute in America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by China Institute in America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences
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Our staff, Our board, Our funders
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
China Institute in America (NY) 83.26 three stars
Middle East Institute (DC) 97.05 four stars
Los Angeles World Affairs Council (CA) 85.72 three stars
StandWithUs (CA) 91.07 four stars
American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (DC) 87.30 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,946,236
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $65,838
   Fundraising Events $1,128,424
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $288,622
Total Contributions $4,429,120
   Program Service Revenue $909,003
Total Primary Revenue $5,338,123
   Other Revenue $162,764
TOTAL REVENUE $5,500,887
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,942,522
   Administrative Expenses $822,593
   Fundraising Expenses $922,768
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,687,883
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-186,996
   
Net Assets $27,565,303

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
Education $2,532,623 64.2%
China Institute Gallery $922,798 23.4%
New Facility $487,101 12.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 83.26 three stars
2017-06 02/01/2019 83.96 three stars
2016-06 10/01/2018 79.30 two stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 78.82 two stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 84.26 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.64 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 83.19 three stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 91.44 four stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 88.47 three stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 88.78 three stars
2010-06 02/01/2012 88.61 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 92.84 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 92.69 four stars
2008-06 12/15/2009 92.39 four stars
2007-06 02/01/2009 84.70 three stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 81.57 three stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 57.22 one star
2004-06 07/01/2005 62.92 one star

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

EIN 13-1623937
Name in IRS Master File CHINA INSTITUTE IN AMERICA INCORPORATED
NTEE Code Q20
NTEE Classification Promotion of International Understanding
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (918) Book, gift or supply store
Foundation Status School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Central - the organization is a central type organization (no group exemption) of a National, Regional or Geographic grouping of organizations.
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date December, 1944
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$242,153 4.25% James Heimowitz President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
China Institute in America (NY) 83.26 three stars
The Ireland Funds America (MA) 85.85 three stars
Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (MA) 92.33 four stars
Middle East Institute (DC) 97.05 four stars
American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (DC) 87.30 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

China Institute in America
40 Rector Street, Second Floor
New York, NY 10006
tel: (212) 744-8181
fax: (212) 628-4159
EIN: 13-1623937

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Board Leadership

Chien Chung Pei and Yue-Sai Kan
Co-Chairs

CEO

James B. Heimowitz
President

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