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Human Services : Children's and Family Services (Grantmaking)

American Friends of Migdal Ohr

A Tower of Light for Jewish children in need

three stars

87.28

1560 Broadway Suite 708
New York, NY 10036
tel: (212) 397-3700   Web Site
EIN: 13-3389558

Board Leadership
Sharon Haberman
Chairperson of the Board

CEO
Atara Solow
Executive Vice President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.28 three stars
  Financial 82.02 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Migdal Ohr ("Tower of Light") is Israel's leading non-profit organization for children at risk. Founded over 40 years ago by Israel Prize winner Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid Grossman, Migdal Ohr currently serves over 10,000 orphaned, abandoned, impoverished and new immigrant children across Israel annually, through its 160 youth clubs and three main campuses. Migdal Ohr provides indigent children (from birth to adulthood) with an outstanding education, a loving home, clothing, food, medical care, and psychological counseling. The graduates of Migdal Ohr go on to become productive Israeli citizens and, most notably, our alumni are among Israel's top doctors, lawyers, community leaders, army generals, and a member of the Knesset. Migdal Ohr is dedicated to making a difference in the future of Israel. American Friends of Migdal Ohr is the US fundraising arm for Migdal Ohr in Israel.

Migdal Ohr ("Tower of Light") is Israel's leading non-profit organization for children at risk. Founded over 40 years ago by Israel Prize winner Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid Grossman, Migdal Ohr currently serves over 10,000 orphaned, abandoned, impoverished and new immigrant children across Israel annually, through its 160 youth clubs and three main campuses. Migdal Ohr provides indigent children (from birth to adulthood) with an outstanding education, a loving home, clothing, food, medical care, and psychological counseling. The graduates of Migdal Ohr go on to become productive Israeli citizens and, most notably, our alumni are among Israel's top doctors, lawyers, community leaders, army generals, and a member of the Knesset. Migdal Ohr is dedicated to making a difference in the future of Israel. American Friends of Migdal Ohr is the US fundraising arm for Migdal Ohr in Israel.

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Financial

three stars

82.02

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
81.5%
  Administrative Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.39
  Program Expenses Growth 3.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Friends of Migdal Ohr on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Friends of Migdal Ohr on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Friends of Migdal Ohr (NY) 87.28 three stars
The Empty Stocking Fund (GA) 85.53 three stars
The Crystal Charity Ball (TX) 87.98 three stars
The Centers for Exceptional Children (NC) 88.19 three stars
Friends of Chimbote (ND) 86.59 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,497,136
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $306,341
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,803,477
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,803,477
   Other Revenue $-37,308
TOTAL REVENUE $3,766,169
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,671,914
   Administrative Expenses $473,409
   Fundraising Expenses $576,687
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,722,010
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-955,841
   
Net Assets $1,966,897

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
Raise Funds to Support Migdal Ohr in Israel $3,671,914 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 87.28 three stars
2016-12 02/01/2019 94.44 four stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 94.05 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 93.67 four stars
2014-12 07/01/2016 89.04 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.98 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 85.56 three stars
2013-12 02/01/2015 85.18 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 78.08 two stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 76.91 two stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 85.24 three stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 84.19 three stars
2011-12 10/01/2012 83.31 three stars
2010-08 12/23/2011 83.81 three stars
2010-08 09/20/2011 69.61 one star
 
CN 1.0
2010-08 07/01/2011 79.92 two stars
2009-08 06/01/2010 90.71 four stars
2008-08 08/01/2009 93.79 four stars
2007-08 08/01/2008 93.36 four stars
2006-08 04/01/2007 93.17 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 13-3389558
Name in IRS Master File THE AMERICAN FRIENDS OF MIGDAL OHR
NTEE Code Q11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 April, 1987
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$102,500 2.17% Norman Gildin Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$131,965 2.79% Beth Nussbaum National Director of Development

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Friends of Migdal Ohr (NY) 87.28 three stars
Clothes To Kids (FL) 90.91 four stars
First Star (CA) 90.80 four stars
Bo's Place (TX) 89.01 three stars
Nebraska Children and Families Foundation (NE) 91.65 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Friends of Migdal Ohr
1560 Broadway
Suite 708
New York, NY 10036
tel: (212) 397-3700
fax: (212) 397-8515
EIN: 13-3389558

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Board Leadership

Sharon Haberman
Chairperson of the Board

CEO

Atara Solow
Executive Vice President

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