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Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

Take history to heart. Take a stand for humanity.

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three stars

85.57

9603 Woods Drive Skokie, IL 60077
tel: (847) 967-4800   Web Site
EIN: 36-3156154

Board Leadership
Fritzie Fritzshall
President

CEO
Susan L. Abrams
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.57 three stars
  Financial 80.84 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center is perhaps best expressed in our founding principle: Remember the Past, Transform the Future. The Museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Holocaust by honoring the memories of those who were lost and by teaching universal lessons that combat hatred, prejudice and indifference. The Museum fulfills its mission through the exhibition, preservation and interpretation of its collections and through education programs and initiatives that foster the promotion of human rights and the elimination of genocide.

The mission of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center is perhaps best expressed in our founding principle: Remember the Past, Transform the Future. The Museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Holocaust by honoring the memories of those who were lost and by teaching universal lessons that combat hatred, prejudice and indifference. The Museum fulfills its mission through the exhibition, preservation and interpretation of its collections and through education programs and initiatives that foster the promotion of human rights and the elimination of genocide.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of teachers trained
545
Total number of audience members
119,572
Number of students educated through field trips
64,694
This impact information is current as of September 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

80.84

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
76.2%
  Administrative Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.83
  Program Expenses Growth 0.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 29.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center (IL) 85.57 three stars
Longyear Museum (MA) 87.55 three stars
South Street Seaport Museum (NY) 90.18 four stars
Dubuque County Historical Society (IA) 90.20 four stars
The Valentine Richmond History Center (VA) 87.28 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,875,420
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $249,610
   Fundraising Events $1,675,172
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,800,202
   Program Service Revenue $733,723
Total Primary Revenue $9,533,925
   Other Revenue $1,492,624
TOTAL REVENUE $11,026,549
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,528,161
   Administrative Expenses $687,182
   Fundraising Expenses $1,202,123
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,417,466
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,609,083
   
Net Assets $57,059,052

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
Preservation and Education $5,034,990 77.1%
Seminars, Symposia, and Training Workshops $811,590 12.4%
Exhibitions $681,581 10.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 85.57 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 84.63 three stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 83.67 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 79.82 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 02/01/2016 80.93 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 36-3156154
Name in IRS Master File HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL FOUNDATION OF ILLINOIS INC
NTEE Code A54
NTEE Classification History Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
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 November, 1982
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
$357,422 4.24% Susan L. Abrams Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center (IL) 85.57 three stars
Museum of South Texas History (TX) 90.34 four stars
Historic New England (MA) 90.54 four stars
Maine Maritime Museum (ME) 95.05 four stars
National World War II Museum (LA) 90.38 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077
tel: (847) 967-4800
EIN: 36-3156154

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Board Leadership

Fritzie Fritzshall
President

CEO

Susan L. Abrams
Chief Executive Officer

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