EIN 52-0882226

American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA)

IRS 501(c) type
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ANERA supports Palestinian and other Middle Eastern communities through healthcare, education, and development programs. Based in Washington DC.
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Program areas at ANERA

Health & relief: received 111 shipments of medicines and healthcare supplies valued at $76.6 million. Purchased 6,665 doses which treated 600 cancer patients in lebanon. | in gaza, delivered to al shifa hospital 342 doses of capecitabine to treat patients with colon, metastatic colorectal, and metastatic breast cancers. | supported 22 future nurses in lebanon with intensive training scholarships. | installed solar power panels on 20 healthcare and community centers in lebanon, ensuring stable electricity supplies for the 138,670 people who rely on their services. | delivered 108,400 hot meals to thousands of displaced families and others affected by the bombings of gaza in may 2021. | provided 4,500 meals in jordan through a combination of door-to-door distributions and iftar gatherings. | paid 2,031 youths in lebanon cash-for-work to provide humanitarian Aid in their communities, including producing 17,500 washable sanitary pads, rehabilitating 835 homes, and sewing 94,420 pieces of winter clothing. | distributed 7,777 food parcels across jordan, lebanon and gaza.
Community development: installed over five miles of pipes and connected 240 homes to water supplies in beit hanoun, gaza. | upgraded the gaza sports club, inside and outside, including soccer fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, and a running track. | installed water-saving greenhouses on 15 rooftops in the west bank and 7 in gaza. | repaired 183 acres of greenhouses belonging to 316 small-scale gaza farmers. | rehabilitated 98 barns for small-scale gaza farmers. | provided 113 women entrepreneurs from 32 west bank villages with materials, equipment and training to grow or start small businesses. | erected 17 water desalination units, operated by solar panels, at health, educational, and community centers across gaza, giving 75,000 patients, students, athletes and others access to clean water at the tap. | improved access to water for 42,000 gaza residents through well rehabilitation and upgrades to distribution networks in gaza city, khan younis and rafah.
Education: 825 out-of-school youth attended our arabic, math, and english courses in lebanon |2,031 youth completed vocational training courses in lebanon. Students developed employable skills in fields like it, construction, healthcare, sewing and agriculture. Completed construction of three new kindergartens and refurbished an existing preschool in palestine. | provided healthy meals for 1,400 preschool children in 12 gaza preschools. | 19 preschool teachers in palestine completed 20 days of training covering key early childhood education topics. | provided 54 preschool teachers in gaza with specialist training in expressive arts. | added a new floor on the rosary sisters school with five new classrooms that provide the room for students to complete secondary school in gaza. | built a multipurpose educational center including a five-classroom kindergarten, playground and a floor for educating orphans and young people with learning disabilities in gaza. | protected 670 girls from early marriage in northern lebanon by supporting their continued education.

Who funds American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Schwab Charitable FundInternational, Foreign Affairs$340,270
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$275,415
Mastercard FoundationYouth Learning$250,000
...and 37 more grants received totalling $1,894,506
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
U. S. Agency for International DevelopmentUSAID FOREIGN ASSISTANCE FOR PROGRAMS OVERSEAS$3,150,023
Department of StatePUBLIC DIPLOMACY PROGRAMS$20,691

Personnel at ANERA

Sean CarrollPresident and Chief Executive Officer$260,502
Donna DianeChief Financial Officer$188,406
Elizabeth DemarestVice President , Communications / Vice President Communications$132,695
Margaret F SchmitzVice President , Philanthropy / Vice President Philanthropy$141,967
Samantha MoltDirector of Accounting$115,501
...and 10 more key personnel

Financials for ANERA

RevenuesFYE 05/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$100,551,928
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$189,165
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$35,479
Net income from fundraising events$-35,171
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$11,255
Total revenues$100,752,656

Form 990s for ANERA

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2021-052021-09-21990View PDF
2020-052021-01-12990View PDF
2019-052019-12-13990View PDF
2018-052018-11-15990View PDF
2017-052017-11-04990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s
Data update history
June 4, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
May 21, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 3 new vendors, including , , and
May 6, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $50,000 from Ray of Light Foundation
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 5 new grant, including a grant for $200,000 from The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
July 4, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 6 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
International-focused organizationsFamily service centersCharities
HealthEducationDiseases and disordersForeign affairsInternational development
Fundraising eventsOperates internationallyNational levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
1111 14th St NW 400
Washington, DC 20005
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Website URL
(202) 266-9700
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
Q30: International Development, Relief Services
NAICS code, primary
624230: Emergency and Relief Services
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