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American Council on Germany

Strengthening transatlantic understanding

four stars

92.13

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 92.13 four stars
  Financial 88.88 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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.

Results Information

Reported Results
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Total in 2016
Number of list subscribers
5,747
Total number of organization members
596
Number of organizational partners
129
Number of policy discussions in New York City
202
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Financial

three stars

88.88

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 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)
81.1%
  Administrative Expenses 14.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.80
  Program Expenses Growth -4.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.4%
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) 92.13 four stars
Alexander Muss Institute for Israel Education (NY) 95.48 four stars
Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (MA) 93.69 four stars
The Korea Society (NY) 85.31 three stars
MEDICC (CA) 96.11 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,076,371
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $140,561
   Fundraising Events $643,238
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,860,170
   Program Service Revenue $132,335
Total Primary Revenue $1,992,505
   Other Revenue $1,464,854
TOTAL REVENUE $3,457,359
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,576,545
   Administrative Expenses $118,991
   Fundraising Expenses $96,609
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,792,145
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,665,214
   
Net Assets $11,528,028

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
Policy Discussions $730,550 46.3%
Young Leaders Conferences $337,276 21.4%
Fellowships and Leadership Missions $324,745 20.6%

Ratings History
American Council on Germany has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2002-12 05/01/2004 64.49 one star
2001-12 02/05/2003 58.02 one star

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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 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
$290,000 16.18% Steven E. Sokol President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Council on Germany (NY) 92.13 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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