Title here

Text here

Levantine Center

AKA Levantine Cultural Center

Los Angeles, CA

GuideStar Quick View Everything you need to know...

Levantine Center

Also Known As:
Levantine Cultural Center
Physical Address:
Los Angeles, CA 90035 2657
EIN:
91-2156607
Web URL:
www.levantinecenter.org
Blog URL:
www.levantinecenter....
Leadership:
Jordan Elgrably
Detailed Financial and People Data included in the GuideStar Premium Report Report Added To Cart

Legitimacy Information

  • This organization is registered with the IRS.
  • This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Institutional funders should note that an organization’s inclusion on GuideStar.org does not satisfy IRS Rev. Proc. 2011-33 for identifying supporting organizations.

Learn more about GuideStar Charity Check, the only pre-grant due diligence tool that is 100% compliant with IRS Rev. Proc 2011-33.






GuideStar Exchange Member

This organization is a Silver-level GuideStar Exchange participant, demonstrating its commitment to transparency.

Is this your organization's report?
Update your organization's information today!


Basic Organization Information

Levantine Center

Also Known As:
Levantine Cultural Center
Physical Address:
Los Angeles, CA 90035 2657
EIN:
91-2156607
Web URL:
www.levantinecenter.org 
Blog URL:
www.levantinecenter.... 
NTEE Category:
A Arts, Culture, and Humanities 
A01 Alliance/Advocacy Organizations 
S Community Improvement, Capacity Building 
S01 Alliance/Advocacy Organizations 
A Arts, Culture, and Humanities 
A02 Management & Technical Assistance 
Year Founded:
2001 
Ruling Year:
2007 
How This Organization Is Funded:
Board of Directors (10) - $50,000
Private Donors - $32,000
Earned Income - $90,000

Sign in or create an account to see this organization's full address, contact information, and more!


Mission Statement

Levantine Cultural Center champions a greater understanding of the Middle East and North Africa by presenting artistic and educational programs that bridge political and religious divides. In a search for common ground, the Center fosters discussions among artists and thinkers and offers classes and workshops that serve diverse ethnic communities.


Financial Data

Sign in or create an account to view Revenue and Expense data for the most recent fiscal year.


Revenue and Expenses

Sign in or create an account to view this information for the most recent fiscal year.

Revenue and Expense data from Forms 990 for 2008 are included in the GuideStar Premium Report. Upgrade Now Report Added To Cart


Balance Sheet

Balance Sheet data from Forms 990 for Year 2008 are included in the GuideStar Premium Report. Upgrade Now Report Added To Cart


Leadership (GuideStar ExchangeThe GuideStar Exchange allows nonprofits to regularly update key information directly to GuideStar. It provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more. July, 2013)

Jordan Elgrably

Leadership Statement:

After traveling widely and living abroad for a decade, upon returning to Los Angeles, I discovered that the Middle Eastern population had mushroomed, with hundreds of thousands of Iranians, Arabs, Armenians, Sephardic Jews, Turks, Kurds, Afghans and others adding up to over one million people of Middle Eastern/North African heritage in the greater Los Angeles region. My friends and I were active on the Israeli-Palestinian issue and worked in the '90s to bridge the divide through coexistence organizations both in the region and in Southern California. For a time, between 1999 and 2001, my Muslim friend Munir Shaikh and I co-directed an effort called Open Tent Middle East Coalition, which brought all of us together under one tent to talk about our differences and similarities and to look for solutions to the problems our peoples faced back home.Founded during the summer of 2001, the Levantine Cultural Center grew out of these local efforts to bridge the divide between Americans and the Arab/Muslim world. It is the result of many peoples' hopes and dreams whose families experienced adversity and struggle; it was created by immigrants and the children of immigrants from countries in the Middle East and North Africa—Muslims, Jews and Christians who believe in our interconnectedness and the urgent need for dialogue, for bridging our differences. The center reflects my belief that we may come from different cultural or religious backgrounds, but we share much in common with one another, and together we can reinvent tomorrow for ourselves and our children.



Officers for Fiscal Year (IRS Form 990)

Report Added To Cart Officers for 2008 are included in the GuideStar Premium Report. Upgrade Now


Highest Paid Employees & Their Compensation (IRS Form 990)

Highest Paid Employee data is not available for this organization.


Program: Maktub: New Writing From/To the Mideast

Budget:
$7,500
Category:
Population Served:

Program Description:

Levantine Cultural Center presented six literary arts programs

Program Long-Term Success:

Over 1,000 attendees acquired expanded knowledge of Arab, Iranian and other Middle Eastern societies

Program Short-Term Success:

Program Success Monitored by:

Program Success Examples:

Program: Transcending Nationalisms

Budget:
$13,846
Category:
Population Served:

Program Description:

In June 2007 we presented an afternoon and evening of poetry, drama, discussion and music

Program Long-Term Success:

more than 250 attended and the feedback was excellent

Program Short-Term Success:

Program Success Monitored by:

Program Success Examples:

Program: New Voices in Middle Eastern Cinema

Budget:
$35,000
Category:
Arts, Culture & Humanities
Population Served:
Adults

Program Description:

A monthly series of cast/crew special screenings of independent feature films from/about the Middle East and North Africa, funded in part by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The series provides Americans with opportunities to view films that receive limited theatrical distribution, and affords time to discuss films and the issues they raise with directors, actors and screenwriters.

Program Long-Term Success:

Program Short-Term Success:

Program Success Monitored by:

Program Success Examples:


Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

Being equal parts “East” and “West” we resist the “us vs. them” dialectic—the dichotomy of a “clash of civilizations.” We don’t believe that the events of 9/11 have locked us into a binary reality. You can be a secular Iraqi Muslim like architect Zaha Hadid, who lives in London and creates post-modern buildings all over the world. Or you can be an observant Moroccan Jew like André Azoulay who advises the King of Morocco on that country’s economic policies. Whether you’re a Christian Arab from Bethlehem who makes documentaries films for a living, or an Egyptian Jew from Alexandria who writes extravagant science-fiction novels, you are part of a larger, cohesive narrative. Levantine Cultural Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is the Los Angeles nexus for Middle Eastern/North African and Mediterranean cultures. We look to new ideas and forms of expression from artists, writers, iconoclasts and visionaries, both in the region and abroad. Tax-deductible contributions support our programs for Middle East peace & cross-cultural understanding.

Organization Data Available

Adobe PDF Format A GuideStar Premium Report in PDF format is available for this organization

Price for this Report: $125.00

This Premium Report includes:

  • Financial Data for
  • Financial Charts for
  • Forms 990 for
  • Forms 990T for
  • Audited Financial Statement for
  • Annual Reports for
  • Letter of Determination
  • Form 1023 / 1024
  • Board Members
  • Officer, Director and/or Highest Paid Employee data for


Learn more about GuideStar Premium