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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Libraries, Historical Societies and Landmark Preservation

Center for Jewish History

Fostering the creation and dissemination of Jewish knowledge

three stars

84.99

15 West Sixteenth Street New York, NY 10011
tel: (212) 294-8301   Web Site
EIN: 13-3863344

Board Leadership
Peter Baldwin
Chair

CEO
Bernard J. Michael
President, Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.99 three stars
  Financial 81.28 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 90.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Center for Jewish History is one of the great public Jewish historical and cultural institutions in the world, and its mission is clear: to foster the creation and dissemination of Jewish knowledge and to make the historical and cultural record of the Jewish people readily accessible to scholars, students and the broad public. The Center serves the worldwide academic and general communities with combined holdings of approximately 100 million archival documents, a half million books, and thousands of photographs, artifacts, paintings, and textiles - the largest repository documenting the Jewish experience outside of Israel. This amalgamation of collections and public programs has brought over 100,000 visitors.

The Center for Jewish History is one of the great public Jewish historical and cultural institutions in the world, and its mission is clear: to foster the creation and dissemination of Jewish knowledge and to make the historical and cultural record of the Jewish people readily accessible to scholars, students and the broad public. The Center serves the worldwide academic and general communities with combined holdings of approximately 100 million archival documents, a half million books, and thousands of photographs, artifacts, paintings, and textiles - the largest repository documenting the Jewish experience outside of Israel. This amalgamation of collections and public programs has brought over 100,000 visitors.

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Financial

three stars

81.28

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

90.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
72.0%
  Administrative Expenses 23.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.19
  Program Expenses Growth -1.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Jewish History on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Jewish History on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Jewish History (NY) 84.99 three stars
Virginia Historical Society (VA) 88.58 three stars
Minnesota Historical Society (MN) 87.79 three stars
Brooklyn Historical Society (NY) 90.15 four stars
The Filson Historical Society (KY) 88.31 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,033,630
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $557,347
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $278,767
Total Contributions $5,869,744
   Program Service Revenue $1,554,274
Total Primary Revenue $7,424,018
   Other Revenue $876,699
TOTAL REVENUE $8,300,717
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,765,581
   Administrative Expenses $1,544,131
   Fundraising Expenses $270,330
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,580,042
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-279,325
   
Net Assets $46,565,494

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
Building Operations $3,737,757 55.2%
Archive and Library Services $2,286,143 33.8%
Academic and Program Services $741,681 11.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 84.99 three stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 86.15 three stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 86.02 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 84.32 three stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 90.30 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.83 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 86.00 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 88.72 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 93.46 four stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 91.39 four stars
2010-12 09/01/2012 89.67 three stars
2010-12 09/20/2011 88.55 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 65.53 one star
2008-12 05/01/2010 78.99 two stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 72.47 two stars
2006-12 03/01/2008 73.68 two stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 80.98 three stars
2004-12 03/01/2006 77.54 two stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 74.22 two stars
2002-12 03/01/2004 79.34 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 13-3863344
Name in IRS Master File CENTER FOR JEWISH HISTORY INC
NTEE Code A23
NTEE Classification Cultural, Ethnic Awareness
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (603) Non-financial services of facilities to other organizations
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 March, 1996
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
$83,333 0.97% Bernard Michael President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$106,371 1.23% David Meyers Former President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Jewish History (NY) 84.99 three stars
California Historical Society (CA) 88.01 three stars
Greenwich Historical Society (CT) 92.13 four stars
Society of the Cincinnati (DC) 88.37 three stars
The Explorers Club (NY) 87.66 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Center for Jewish History
15 West Sixteenth Street
New York, NY 10011
tel: (212) 294-8301
EIN: 13-3863344

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Board Leadership

Peter Baldwin
Chair

CEO

Bernard J. Michael
President, Chief Executive Officer

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