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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Simon Wiesenthal Center

Leadership with a global reach

three stars

85.97

1399 South Roxbury Drive Los Angeles, CA 90035
tel: (800) 900-9036   Web Site
EIN: 95-3964928

Board Leadership
Larry Mizel & Nelson Peltz
Co-Chairs

CEO
Rabbi Marvin Hier
Founder and Dean

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.97 three stars
  Financial 80.57 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is a global Jewish human rights organization that confronts anti-Semitism, hate and terrorism, promotes human rights and dignity, stands with Israel, defends the safety of Jews worldwide, and teaches the lessons of the Holocaust for future generations. With a constituency of over 400,000 households in the United States, it is accredited as an NGO at international organizations including the United Nations, UNESCO, OSCE, Organization of American States (OAS), the Latin American Parliament (PARLATINO) and the Council of Europe.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is a global Jewish human rights organization that confronts anti-Semitism, hate and terrorism, promotes human rights and dignity, stands with Israel, defends the safety of Jews worldwide, and teaches the lessons of the Holocaust for future generations. With a constituency of over 400,000 households in the United States, it is accredited as an NGO at international organizations including the United Nations, UNESCO, OSCE, Organization of American States (OAS), the Latin American Parliament (PARLATINO) and the Council of Europe.

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Financial

three stars

80.57

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
75.2%
  Administrative Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.92
  Program Expenses Growth -1.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Simon Wiesenthal Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Simon Wiesenthal Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Simon Wiesenthal Center (CA) 85.97 three stars
Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law (NY) 90.88 four stars
Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MA) 86.25 three stars
Make the Road New York (NY) 86.19 three stars
Equal Justice Works (DC) 90.17 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,841,905
   Federated Campaigns $2,693
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $7,048,967
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,716,517
Total Contributions $23,610,082
   Program Service Revenue $2,259,868
Total Primary Revenue $25,869,950
   Other Revenue $-841,866
TOTAL REVENUE $25,028,084
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $19,213,212
   Administrative Expenses $2,890,186
   Fundraising Expenses $4,478,870
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $26,582,268
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,554,184
   
Net Assets $53,689,841

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
Museum Public Programs $7,433,759 37.3%
Outreach, Social Action, Education $7,710,632 38.7%
Museum Diversity Training $3,064,275 15.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 11/01/2018 85.97 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 90.41 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 91.88 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.91 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 05/05/2016 90.49 four stars
2014-06 12/01/2015 89.14 three stars
2014-06 11/01/2015 85.91 three stars
2013-06 02/01/2015 81.02 three stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 81.43 three stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 78.50 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 84.53 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/01/2010 77.17 two stars
2008-06 03/01/2010 85.53 three stars
2007-06 04/01/2009 80.36 three stars
2006-06 12/15/2007 69.32 one star
2005-06 12/01/2006 69.59 one star
2004-06 01/01/2006 67.01 one star
2003-06 10/01/2004 74.18 two stars
2002-06 11/01/2003 82.67 three stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 83.91 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 95-3964928
Name in IRS Master File SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTER
NTEE Code A54
NTEE Classification History Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (229) Other business or professional group
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 January, 1987
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 Compensation from Affiliates
$383,578 1.44% Rabbi Marvin Hier President, CEO $415,543
Other Salaries of Note
$288,719 1.08% Rabbi Meyer May Executive Director $217,805
$284,920 1.07% Marlene Hier Director of Membership Development $122,109

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Simon Wiesenthal Center (CA) 85.97 three stars
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Wellstone Action Fund (MN) 86.92 three stars
California Pan-Ethnic Health Network (CA) 89.39 three stars
Committee to Protect Journalists (NY) 93.17 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Simon Wiesenthal Center
1399 South Roxbury Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90035
tel: (800) 900-9036
fax: (310) 553-4521
EIN: 95-3964928

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Board Leadership

Larry Mizel & Nelson Peltz
Co-Chairs

CEO

Rabbi Marvin Hier
Founder and Dean

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