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American Academy in Berlin

Fostering close transatlantic bonds in the arts, humanities, and public affairs

three stars

83.53

14 East 60th Street Suite 604
New York, NY 10022
tel: (212) 588-1755   Web Site
EIN: 52-1726273

Board Leadership
Gahl Hodges Burt
Chairman

CEO
Michael P. Steinberg
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.53 three stars
  Financial 81.39 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in September 1994, The American Academy in Berlin is an independent, private, non-partisan center that works to strengthen the transatlantic relationship by promoting intellectual and cultural exchange. It does so by awarding residential fellowships to accomplished Americans in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and public policy, as well as through programming and partnerships with organizations in the United States and Germany. Serving alternately as quiet haven and wellspring of intellectual life, the American Academy in Berlin strives to narrow the transatlantic divide while bolstering excellence in scholarship. It hosts roughly two dozen American academics, policy experts, writers, and artists at the Hans Arnhold Center each year for advanced study in their respective areas of expertise.

Founded in September 1994, The American Academy in Berlin is an independent, private, non-partisan center that works to strengthen the transatlantic relationship by promoting intellectual and cultural exchange. It does so by awarding residential fellowships to accomplished Americans in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and public policy, as well as through programming and partnerships with organizations in the United States and Germany. Serving alternately as quiet haven and wellspring of intellectual life, the American Academy in Berlin strives to narrow the transatlantic divide while bolstering excellence in scholarship. It hosts roughly two dozen American academics, policy experts, writers, and artists at the Hans Arnhold Center each year for advanced study in their respective areas of expertise.

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Financial

three stars

81.39

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

86.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
67.8%
  Administrative Expenses 22.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.98
  Program Expenses Growth 0.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Academy in Berlin on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Academy in Berlin on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Academy in Berlin (NY) 83.53 three stars
Alexander Muss Institute for Israel Education (NY) 96.66 four stars
Amigos de las Américas (TX) 86.98 three stars
Netherland-America Foundation (NY) 97.17 four stars
Eisenhower Fellowships (PA) 94.49 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,918,821
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $582,530
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,501,351
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $7,501,351
   Other Revenue $2,452,333
TOTAL REVENUE $9,953,684
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,749,692
   Administrative Expenses $1,668,289
   Fundraising Expenses $771,393
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,189,374
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,764,310
   
Net Assets $57,806,523

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 83.53 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 84.15 three stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 86.83 three stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 86.39 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 85.83 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 89.11 three stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 85.42 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 84.32 three stars
2010-12 06/01/2012 93.19 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 91.34 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 79.07 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 74.49 two stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 91.58 four stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 80.71 three stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 91.96 four stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 94.69 four stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 94.60 four stars
2003-12 11/01/2004 69.15 one star
2002-12 03/01/2004 66.34 one star
2001-12 04/15/2003 72.94 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 52-1726273
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN ACADEMY IN BERLIN
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 (910) Domestic organization with activities outside U.S.
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, 1992
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$374,415 5.20% Michael P. Steinberg Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Academy in Berlin (NY) 83.53 three stars
Netherland-America Foundation (NY) 97.17 four stars
Global Minnesota (MN) 92.06 four stars
Alexander Muss Institute for Israel Education (NY) 96.66 four stars
American Academy in Rome (NY) 86.96 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Academy in Berlin
14 East 60th Street
Suite 604
New York, NY 10022
tel: (212) 588-1755
fax: (212) 588-1758
EIN: 52-1726273

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Board Leadership

Gahl Hodges Burt
Chairman

CEO

Michael P. Steinberg
President

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