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American Jewish Committee

Global Jewish advocacy

three stars

84.74

165 East 56th Street New York, NY 10022
tel: (212) 751-4000   Web Site
EIN: 13-5563393

Board Leadership
Anthony E. Meyer
Chair

CEO
David A. Harris
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.74 three stars
  Financial 78.63 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1906, AJC is the leading global Jewish advocacy organization working to enhance the well-being of the Jewish people and Israel, and to advance human rights and democratic values in the United States and around the world. AJC maintains unparalleled access to key decision-makers, including government officials, diplomats, and other world leaders. Through these relationships and an international presence, AJC is able to impact opinion and policy on the issues that matter most: combating rising anti-Semitism and extremism, defending Israel's place in the world, and safeguarding the rights and freedoms of all people.

Founded in 1906, AJC is the leading global Jewish advocacy organization working to enhance the well-being of the Jewish people and Israel, and to advance human rights and democratic values in the United States and around the world. AJC maintains unparalleled access to key decision-makers, including government officials, diplomats, and other world leaders. Through these relationships and an international presence, AJC is able to impact opinion and policy on the issues that matter most: combating rising anti-Semitism and extremism, defending Israel's place in the world, and safeguarding the rights and freedoms of all people.

Financial

two stars

78.63

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
73.3%
  Administrative Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.96
  Program Expenses Growth 2.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Jewish Committee on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Jewish Committee on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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American Jewish Committee (NY) 84.74 three stars
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence (DC) 87.94 three stars
Juvenile Law Center (PA) 91.86 four stars
Advocates International (VA) 96.28 four stars
Kentucky Coalition (KY) 92.47 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $70,422,956
   Federated Campaigns $84,400
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $14,061,627
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $84,568,983
   Program Service Revenue $1,573,747
Total Primary Revenue $86,142,730
   Other Revenue $4,907,285
TOTAL REVENUE $91,050,015
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $41,625,259
   Administrative Expenses $7,192,471
   Fundraising Expenses $8,771,051
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $57,588,781
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $33,461,234
   
Net Assets $206,183,617

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
Government and International Affairs $20,965,447 50.0%
Regional Offices $13,837,194 33.0%
Communications $3,354,472 8.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 02/01/2021 84.74 three stars
2018-12 03/01/2020 87.27 three stars
2018-12 02/01/2020 86.51 three stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 88.79 three stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 89.28 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 88.34 three stars
2014-12 07/01/2016 87.20 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.89 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 88.58 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 89.29 three stars
2013-12 03/01/2015 89.67 three stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 83.15 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 82.44 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 77.49 two stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 80.61 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 73.39 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 72.02 two stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 82.77 three stars
2007-06 02/01/2009 88.69 three stars
2006-06 04/01/2008 95.42 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 13-5563393
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN JEWISH COMMITTEE
NTEE Code R20
NTEE Classification Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 Central - the organization is a central type organization (no group exemption) of a National, Regional or Geographic grouping of organizations.
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date November, 1929
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$737,267 1.28% David Harris Chief Executive Officer

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Jewish Committee (NY) 84.74 three stars
Futures Without Violence (CA) 94.21 four stars
RESIST, INC. (MA) 86.12 three stars
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UnidosUS (DC) 90.98 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Jewish Committee
165 East 56th Street
New York, NY 10022
tel: (212) 751-4000
fax: (212) 891-1450
EIN: 13-5563393

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 705
New York, NY 10150

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Board Leadership

Anthony E. Meyer
Chair

CEO

David A. Harris
Chief Executive Officer

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