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American Society for Yad Vashem

Supporting the Yad Vashem memorial in Israel

four stars

92.22

500 Fifth Avenue 42nd Floor
New York, NY 10110
tel: (212) 220-4304   Web Site
EIN: 13-3106768

Board Leadership
Leonard Wilf
Chairman

CEO
Ron B. Meier
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.22 four stars
  Financial 99.77 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1981 by a group of Holocaust survivors, and spearheaded by Eli Zborowski, the American Society for Yad Vashem works in partnership with Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority in Jerusalem to support their efforts in the areas of commemoration, education, research, capital improvement and special projects. Yad Vashem was established in 1953 by the Israeli Parliament (Knesset) and was entrusted with the task of commemorating the six million murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators. It mandates Holocaust remembrance, commemoration, and education to ensure the lessons of the Holocaust are secured for posterity.

Founded in 1981 by a group of Holocaust survivors, and spearheaded by Eli Zborowski, the American Society for Yad Vashem works in partnership with Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority in Jerusalem to support their efforts in the areas of commemoration, education, research, capital improvement and special projects. Yad Vashem was established in 1953 by the Israeli Parliament (Knesset) and was entrusted with the task of commemorating the six million murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators. It mandates Holocaust remembrance, commemoration, and education to ensure the lessons of the Holocaust are secured for posterity.

Financial

four stars

99.77

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
84.2%
  Administrative Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.81
  Program Expenses Growth 15.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Society for Yad Vashem on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Society for Yad Vashem on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Society for Yad Vashem (NY) 92.22 four stars
Thomas Jefferson Foundation (VA) 91.32 four stars
Connecticut Landmarks (CT) 90.31 four stars
Preservation Trust of Vermont (VT) 86.19 three stars
Archaeology Southwest (AZ) 96.29 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $17,796,522
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $17,796,522
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $17,796,522
   Other Revenue $1,445,359
TOTAL REVENUE $19,241,881
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $13,922,963
   Administrative Expenses $845,969
   Fundraising Expenses $1,399,856
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $16,168,788
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,073,093
   
Net Assets $62,103,863

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
Grant distribution $13,104,650 94.1%
Education $818,313 5.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 08/01/2018 92.22 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 81.61 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 99.58 four stars
2014-12 03/01/2017 96.46 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.42 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 93.78 four stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 96.99 four stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 94.32 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 97.05 four stars
2009-12 12/23/2011 97.07 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 78.06 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 07/01/2011 98.96 four stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 98.84 four stars
2007-12 06/01/2009 99.19 four stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 66.92 one star
2005-12 03/01/2007 75.55 two stars
2004-12 04/01/2006 70.85 two stars
2003-12 03/01/2005 78.40 two 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 13-3106768
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR YAD VASHEM INC
NTEE Code A80
NTEE Classification Historical Societies, Related Historical Activities
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (62) Historical site, records or reenactment
(63) Monument
(124) Study and research (non-scientific)
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 Intermediate - the organization is an intermediate organization (no group exemption) of a National, Regional or Geographic grouping of organizations (such as a state headquarters of a national organization).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date November, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 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
$233,978 1.44% Ronald B. Meier Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Society for Yad Vashem (NY) 92.22 four stars
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Montpelier Foundation (VA) 86.75 three stars
Thomas Jefferson Foundation (VA) 91.32 four stars
George Washington's Mount Vernon (VA) 92.91 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Society for Yad Vashem
500 Fifth Avenue
42nd Floor
New York, NY 10110
tel: (212) 220-4304
EIN: 13-3106768

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Board Leadership

Leonard Wilf
Chairman

CEO

Ron B. Meier
Executive Director

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