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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

American Jewish Committee

Global Jewish advocacy

three stars

88.34

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

Board Leadership
John M. Shapiro
President

CEO
David A. Harris
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.34 three stars
  Financial 83.52 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

83.52

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
74.4%
  Administrative Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.31
  Program Expenses Growth 3.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Jewish Committee on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Jewish Committee on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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The American Jewish Committee (AJC), established in 1906 by a small group of American Jews deeply concerned about pogroms aimed at Russian Jews, determined that the best way to protect Jewish populations in danger would be to work towards a world in which all peoples were accorded respect and dignity. Over 100 years later, AJC continues its efforts to promote pluralistic and democratic societies where all minorities are protected. AJC is an international think tank and advocacy organization that attempts to identify trends and problems early - and take action. AJC's approach, tackling a breadth of interests in a deliberate and diplomatic manner, contributes to a success that gains trust, earns access, and, most importantly, produces results.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $24,307,592
   Federated Campaigns $104,770
   Membership Dues $1,717,132
   Fundraising Events $21,840,087
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $47,969,581
   Program Service Revenue $1,306,874
Total Primary Revenue $49,276,455
   Other Revenue $4,913,286
TOTAL REVENUE $54,189,741
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $36,064,503
   Administrative Expenses $4,508,851
   Fundraising Expenses $8,022,829
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $48,596,183
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,593,558
   
Net Assets $120,355,965

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 Relations $16,265,071 44.5%
Regional Offices and Local Advocacy $12,488,833 34.1%
Strategic Communications and Public Relations $4,081,139 11.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2005-06 09/01/2006 92.53 four stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 92.31 four stars
2003-06 08/01/2004 87.64 three stars
2002-06 08/01/2003 86.96 three stars
2001-06 02/05/2003 90.73 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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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
$3,114,070 6.40% David Harris Chief Executive Officer

The American Jewish Committee (AJC), established in 1906 by a small group of American Jews deeply concerned about pogroms aimed at Russian Jews, determined that the best way to protect Jewish populations in danger would be to work towards a world in which all peoples were accorded respect and dignity. Over 100 years later, AJC continues its efforts to promote pluralistic and democratic societies where all minorities are protected. AJC is an international think tank and advocacy organization that attempts to identify trends and problems early - and take action. AJC's approach, tackling a breadth of interests in a deliberate and diplomatic manner, contributes to a success that gains trust, earns access, and, most importantly, produces results.

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Make the Road New York (NY) 89.10 three 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

John M. Shapiro
President

CEO

David A. Harris
Executive Director

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