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Tibet House US

Ensuring that the light of the Tibetan spirit never disappears

two stars

73.64

22 West 15th Street New York, NY 10011
tel: (212) 807-0563   Web Site
EIN: 13-3438221

Board Leadership
Robert A. F. Thurman
President

CEO
Ganden Thurman
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 73.64 two stars
  Financial 79.30 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 69.00 one star
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

two stars

79.30

Accountability & Transparency

one star

69.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
80.7%
  Administrative Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.23
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.84
  Program Expenses Growth -8.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Tibet House US on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Tibet House US on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Tibet House US (NY) 73.64 two stars
Museum of Danish America (IA) 86.60 three stars
American Swedish Institute (MN) 86.88 three stars
Japanese American National Museum (CA) 90.45 four stars

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Tibet House US was founded at the request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who at the inauguration in 1987 stated his wish for a long-term cultural institution to ensure the survival of Tibetan civilization and culture, whatever the political destiny of the six million people of Tibet itself. Tibet House US is dedicated to preserving Tibet's unique culture at a time when it is confronted with extinction on its own soil. By presenting Tibetan civilization and its profound wisdom, beauty, and special art of freedom to the people of the world, we hope to inspire others to join the effort to protect and save it. Tibet House US is part of a worldwide network of Tibetan institutions committed to ensuring that the light of the Tibetan spirit never disappears from the face of this earth.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $581,010
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $137,420
   Fundraising Events $695,174
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,413,604
   Program Service Revenue $627,747
Total Primary Revenue $2,041,351
   Other Revenue $1,033,419
TOTAL REVENUE $3,074,770
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,769,113
   Administrative Expenses $229,840
   Fundraising Expenses $378,614
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,377,567
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $697,203
   
Net Assets $6,546,110

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
Menla Program $962,416 54.4%
Tibet House Programs $586,922 33.2%
Publications $219,775 12.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 05/01/2017 73.64 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 64.95 one star
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 67.36 one star
2012-12 04/01/2014 77.17 two stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 80.62 three 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 13-3438221
Name in IRS Master File TIBET HOUSE INC
NTEE Code A23
NTEE Classification Cultural, Ethnic Awareness
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (93) Cultural exchanges with foreign country
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 March, 1988
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$61,574 2.58% Ganden Thurman Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$10,000 0.42% Beata Tikos Treasurer
$3,757 0.15% Robert Thurman President

Tibet House US was founded at the request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who at the inauguration in 1987 stated his wish for a long-term cultural institution to ensure the survival of Tibetan civilization and culture, whatever the political destiny of the six million people of Tibet itself. Tibet House US is dedicated to preserving Tibet's unique culture at a time when it is confronted with extinction on its own soil. By presenting Tibetan civilization and its profound wisdom, beauty, and special art of freedom to the people of the world, we hope to inspire others to join the effort to protect and save it. Tibet House US is part of a worldwide network of Tibetan institutions committed to ensuring that the light of the Tibetan spirit never disappears from the face of this earth.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Tibet House US (NY) 73.64 two stars
American Swedish Institute (MN) 86.88 three stars
Museum of Danish America (IA) 86.60 three stars
Japanese American National Museum (CA) 90.45 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Tibet House US
22 West 15th Street
New York, NY 10011
tel: (212) 807-0563
fax: (212) 807-0565
EIN: 13-3438221

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Board Leadership

Robert A. F. Thurman
President

CEO

Ganden Thurman
Executive Director

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