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Tibet House US

Ensuring that the light of the Tibetan spirit never disappears

one star

66.49

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 66.49 one star
  Financial 88.61 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 54.00 zero star
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

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Financial

three stars

88.61

Accountability & Transparency

zero star

54.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
81.6%
  Administrative Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.32
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.42
  Program Expenses Growth 4.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.2%
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) 66.49 one star
American Swedish Institute (MN) 91.78 four stars
Japanese American National Museum (CA) 85.84 three stars
Museum of Danish America (IA) 86.64 three stars
Studio Museum in Harlem (NY) 88.82 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $239,119
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $101,316
   Fundraising Events $440,502
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $780,937
   Program Service Revenue $916,745
Total Primary Revenue $1,697,682
   Other Revenue $801,626
TOTAL REVENUE $2,499,308
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,227,788
   Administrative Expenses $214,544
   Fundraising Expenses $267,136
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,709,468
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-210,160
   
Net Assets $6,352,004

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 $1,443,232 64.8%
Tibet House Programs $777,524 34.9%
Publications $7,032 0.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 66.49 one star
2017-12 10/01/2019 66.28 one star
2016-12 06/01/2018 76.33 two stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 71.48 two stars
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$63,764 2.35% Ganden Thurman Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$26,871 0.99% Robert Thurman President
$12,700 0.46% Beata Tikos Treasurer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Tibet House US (NY) 66.49 one star
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage (OH) 85.47 three stars
The African American Museum in Philadelphia (PA) 85.38 three stars
Museum of Danish America (IA) 86.64 three stars
Skirball Cultural Center (CA) 90.74 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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