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Mesorah Heritage Foundation

Preserving the heritage . . .one book at a time

three stars

86.72

4401 Second Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11232
tel: (718) 921-9000   Web Site
EIN: 11-2981112

Board Leadership
Joel L. Fleishman
Chairman

CEO
Rabbi Gedaliah Zlotowitz
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.72 three stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Mesorah Heritage Foundation was created to "unlock the vault." Our goal is to remove the language barrier and make the riches of Jewish eternity available to English-speaking Jews. Here is what we do: Sponsor literature that celebrates the rich Jewish heritage; create works of intensive scholarship and unexcelled beauty; and produce books that will be read, studied, and cherished for generations. We recruit accomplished translators, scholars, writers, and editors who free our great texts from the captivity of ancient languages and bring them to English-speaking Jews in books that are beautifully produced and literarily graceful.

The Mesorah Heritage Foundation was created to "unlock the vault." Our goal is to remove the language barrier and make the riches of Jewish eternity available to English-speaking Jews. Here is what we do: Sponsor literature that celebrates the rich Jewish heritage; create works of intensive scholarship and unexcelled beauty; and produce books that will be read, studied, and cherished for generations. We recruit accomplished translators, scholars, writers, and editors who free our great texts from the captivity of ancient languages and bring them to English-speaking Jews in books that are beautifully produced and literarily graceful.

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Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

86.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 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)
89.8%
  Administrative Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.95
  Program Expenses Growth -5.1%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mesorah Heritage Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mesorah Heritage Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mesorah Heritage Foundation (NY) 86.72 three stars
American Bible Society (PA) 85.63 three stars
Lutheran Heritage Foundation (MI) 89.14 three stars
Reasons to Believe (CA) 87.24 three stars
Pioneer Bible Translators (TX) 93.47 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,399,882
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $96,135
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $11,496,017
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $11,496,017
   Other Revenue $1,192,850
TOTAL REVENUE $12,688,867
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,341,823
   Administrative Expenses $553,400
   Fundraising Expenses $633,809
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,529,032
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,159,835
   
Net Assets $8,916,685

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 04/01/2020 86.72 three stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 84.50 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 84.21 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 85.93 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.34 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 84.27 three stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 84.28 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 84.22 three stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 85.88 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 85.32 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 83.83 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 80.91 three stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 93.65 four stars
2007-12 04/01/2009 97.60 four stars
2006-12 03/01/2008 95.27 four stars
2005-12 05/01/2007 88.77 three stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 92.41 four stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 92.71 four stars
2002-12 05/01/2004 96.46 four stars
2001-12 04/15/2003 88.77 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 11-2981112
Name in IRS Master File MESORAH HERITAGE FOUNDATION
NTEE Code A75
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (8) Religious publishing 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 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, 1994
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
$62,400 0.65% Gedaliah Zlotowitz President
Other Salaries of Note
$170,000 1.78% Steve Weisz Public relations
$164,365 1.72% Chaim Malinowitz Editor
$160,350 1.68% Nosson Scherman Treasurer
$146,810 1.54% Jacob Brander Senior Editor

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mesorah Heritage Foundation (NY) 86.72 three stars
Dare 2 Share Ministries (CO) 89.11 three stars
Reasons to Believe (CA) 87.24 three stars
Hosanna/Faith Comes By Hearing (NM) 97.38 four stars
Bibles For The World (CO) 90.13 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Mesorah Heritage Foundation
4401 Second Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11232
tel: (718) 921-9000
fax: (718) 680-1875
EIN: 11-2981112

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Board Leadership

Joel L. Fleishman
Chairman

CEO

Rabbi Gedaliah Zlotowitz
President

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