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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

American Jewish Committee

Global Jewish advocacy

three stars

89.28

165 East 56th Street New York, NY 10022
tel: (212) 891-1454   Web Site
EIN: 13-5563393

Board Leadership
John M. Shapiro
President

CEO
David A. Harris
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.28 three stars
  Financial 86.56 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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

three stars

86.56

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
74.6%
  Administrative Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.60
  Program Expenses Growth 6.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.0%
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) 89.28 three stars
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Kentucky Coalition (KY) 86.20 three stars
Electronic Frontier Foundation (CA) 96.04 four stars
American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation (CA) 92.13 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $43,892,339
   Federated Campaigns $24,406
   Membership Dues $1,225,698
   Fundraising Events $21,977,993
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $67,120,436
   Program Service Revenue $1,236,647
Total Primary Revenue $68,357,083
   Other Revenue $1,472,413
TOTAL REVENUE $69,829,496
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $39,245,413
   Administrative Expenses $4,471,120
   Fundraising Expenses $8,532,043
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $52,248,576
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $17,580,920
   
Net Assets $143,962,581

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 $18,655,791 46.9%
Regional Offices and Local Advocacy $13,098,531 32.9%
Communications $3,716,534 9.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
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

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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$677,008 1.29% David Harris Chief Executive Officer (see Schedule J)

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American Jewish Committee (NY) 89.28 three stars
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Electronic Frontier Foundation (CA) 96.04 four stars
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National People's Action (IL) 90.09 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Jewish Committee
165 East 56th Street
New York, NY 10022
tel: (212) 891-1454
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
Chief Executive Officer

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