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Facing History and Ourselves

Helping classrooms and communities worldwide link the past to moral choices today

four stars

91.74

16 Hurd Road Brookline, MA 02445
tel: (800) 856-9039   Web Site
EIN: 04-2761636

Board Leadership
Julie Abrams Leff
Chair

CEO
Roger Brooks
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.74 four stars
  Financial 88.33 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1976, Facing History and Ourselves is an international educational and professional development organization whose mission is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and anti-Semitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry. By studying the historical development of the Holocaust and other instances of collective violence, students learn to combat prejudice with compassion, indifference with ethical participation, myth and misinformation with knowledge. Facing History and Ourselves has offered in-depth professional development services; curricular resources; and ongoing support to educators and students in the areas of history, social studies, and language arts. We are dedicated to helping teachers around the world lead their students in a critical examination of history, with particular focus on genocide and mass violence.

Founded in 1976, Facing History and Ourselves is an international educational and professional development organization whose mission is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and anti-Semitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry. By studying the historical development of the Holocaust and other instances of collective violence, students learn to combat prejudice with compassion, indifference with ethical participation, myth and misinformation with knowledge. Facing History and Ourselves has offered in-depth professional development services; curricular resources; and ongoing support to educators and students in the areas of history, social studies, and language arts. We are dedicated to helping teachers around the world lead their students in a critical examination of history, with particular focus on genocide and mass violence.

Financial

three stars

88.33

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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)
80.4%
  Administrative Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.61
  Program Expenses Growth 7.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Facing History and Ourselves on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Facing History and Ourselves on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Facing History and Ourselves (MA) 91.74 four stars
Public Education Foundation (TN) 88.64 three stars
On the Move (CA) 90.58 four stars
Summit Academy OIC (MN) 93.46 four stars
School for Advanced Research (NM) 88.22 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $13,868,103
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $4,821,750
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $18,689,853
   Program Service Revenue $1,007,042
Total Primary Revenue $19,696,895
   Other Revenue $82,940
TOTAL REVENUE $19,779,835
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $20,789,810
   Administrative Expenses $1,577,080
   Fundraising Expenses $3,127,641
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $25,494,531
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-5,714,696
   
Net Assets $37,734,584

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
Training and Supporting Secondary School Teachers $13,746,035 66.1%
Public Education $4,222,331 20.3%
Teaching Materials $2,821,444 13.6%

Ratings History
Facing History and Ourselves has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 02/01/2018 91.74 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 91.78 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 94.64 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 94.37 four stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 93.84 four stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 92.65 four stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 92.12 four stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 96.42 four stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 90.95 four stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 89.69 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 88.28 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 92.94 four stars
2008-06 12/15/2009 90.33 four stars
2007-06 04/01/2009 84.59 three stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 87.42 three stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 79.95 two stars
2004-06 04/01/2005 77.05 two stars
2003-06 05/01/2004 71.07 two stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 80.78 three stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 80.92 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 04-2761636
Name in IRS Master File FACING HISTORY AND OURSELVES INC
NTEE Code A70
NTEE Classification Humanities Organizations
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (149) Other instruction and training
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 February, 1994
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, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 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
$293,330 1.15% Roger Brooks President, Chief Executive Officer

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Facing History and Ourselves (MA) 91.74 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Facing History and Ourselves
16 Hurd Road
Brookline, MA 02445
tel: (800) 856-9039
fax: (617) 232-0281
EIN: 04-2761636

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Board Leadership

Julie Abrams Leff
Chair

CEO

Roger Brooks
President, CEO

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