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American Council on Germany

Strengthening transatlantic understanding

four stars

95.26

14 East 60th Street Suite 1000
New York, NY 10022
tel: (212) 826-3636   Web Site
EIN: 13-1889074

Board Leadership
John B. Emerson
Chairman

CEO
Steven E. Sokol
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.26 four stars
  Financial 93.31 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1952, the American Council on Germany (ACG) is an independent, nonpartisan organization which promotes dialogue among leaders from business, government, and the media in the United States and Europe. The ACG strengthens transatlantic understanding and coordinates policy initiatives on key issues in the post-September 11 world. Through its range of programs and outreach activities, the ACG anticipates emerging challenges relevant to the transatlantic relationship and encourages innovative approaches to problem solving. ACG convenes regular policy discussions, identifies future leaders, organizes high-level conferences and workshops, awards fellowships to American and German professionals, and publishes occasional papers on a range of transatlantic issues.

Founded in 1952, the American Council on Germany (ACG) is an independent, nonpartisan organization which promotes dialogue among leaders from business, government, and the media in the United States and Europe. The ACG strengthens transatlantic understanding and coordinates policy initiatives on key issues in the post-September 11 world. Through its range of programs and outreach activities, the ACG anticipates emerging challenges relevant to the transatlantic relationship and encourages innovative approaches to problem solving. ACG convenes regular policy discussions, identifies future leaders, organizes high-level conferences and workshops, awards fellowships to American and German professionals, and publishes occasional papers on a range of transatlantic issues.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of list subscribers
7,509
Total number of organization members
576
Number of organizational partners
130
Number of policy discussions in New York City
45
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

93.31

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
81.8%
  Administrative Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.98
  Program Expenses Growth 2.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Council on Germany on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Council on Germany on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Council on Germany (NY) 95.26 four stars
Abraham Initiatives (NY) 85.28 three stars
Los Angeles World Affairs Council (CA) 85.72 three stars
National Council on US-Arab Relations (DC) 91.27 four stars
The Ireland Funds America (MA) 85.85 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $673,113
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $145,110
   Fundraising Events $570,194
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,388,417
   Program Service Revenue $198,212
Total Primary Revenue $1,586,629
   Other Revenue $309,202
TOTAL REVENUE $1,895,831
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,594,430
   Administrative Expenses $245,205
   Fundraising Expenses $122,854
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,962,489
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-66,658
   
Net Assets $11,399,530

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
Conferences $619,807 38.9%
Policy Discussions $414,305 26.0%
Young Leaders Conferences $321,271 20.1%

Ratings History
American Council on Germany has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 95.26 four stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 93.12 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 92.13 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 92.17 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 91.89 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 95.70 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 89.18 three stars
2013-12 09/01/2015 88.57 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 77.92 two stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 85.55 three stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 84.20 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 83.83 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 76.74 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 76.32 two stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 92.83 four stars
2007-12 04/01/2009 92.85 four stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 90.23 four stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 90.60 four stars
2004-12 04/01/2006 86.60 three stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 98.47 four 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 13-1889074
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN COUNCIL ON GERMANY INC
NTEE Code Q20
NTEE Classification Promotion of International Understanding
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (911) Foreign organization
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 April, 1954
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
$333,667 17.00% Steven E. Sokol President

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American Council on Germany (NY) 95.26 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

American Council on Germany
14 East 60th Street
Suite 1000
New York, NY 10022
tel: (212) 826-3636
fax: (212) 758-3445
EIN: 13-1889074

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Board Leadership

John B. Emerson
Chairman

CEO

Steven E. Sokol
President

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