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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services (Grantmaking)

ORT America

Educate and Elevate. ORT Works!

four stars

92.02

75 Maiden Lane 10th Floor
New York, NY 10038
tel: (800) 519-2678   Web Site
EIN: 13-5562424

Board Leadership
Larry Kadis
National President

CEO
Jeffrey Cooper
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.02 four stars
  Financial 89.13 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

ORT America is a Jewish organization committed to strengthening communities throughout the world by educating people against all odds and obstacles. ORT America supports a global network of schools, training programs, and other support efforts that reach throughout the Americas (including the Caribbean), Israel, Europe, the Baltic and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Asia, and Africa. ORT programs serve hundreds of thousand of people every day in more than four dozen countries.

ORT America is a Jewish organization committed to strengthening communities throughout the world by educating people against all odds and obstacles. ORT America supports a global network of schools, training programs, and other support efforts that reach throughout the Americas (including the Caribbean), Israel, Europe, the Baltic and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Asia, and Africa. ORT programs serve hundreds of thousand of people every day in more than four dozen countries.

Financial

three stars

89.13

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
86.9%
  Administrative Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.08
  Program Expenses Growth 6.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 43.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ORT America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ORT America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ORT America (NY) 92.02 four stars
NAF (NY) 93.92 four stars
Silicon Valley Education Foundation (CA) 86.21 three stars
Mouse (NY) 94.27 four stars
National Math + Science Initiative (TX) 92.02 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $22,143,561
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $229,661
   Fundraising Events $343,959
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $22,717,181
   Program Service Revenue $131,183
Total Primary Revenue $22,848,364
   Other Revenue $1,409,905
TOTAL REVENUE $24,258,269
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $13,355,298
   Administrative Expenses $1,192,591
   Fundraising Expenses $979,178
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $15,527,067
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $8,731,202
   
Net Assets $21,592,299

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
Financial Support to ORT Network $8,629,206 64.6%
Support of the Global ORT Program $4,247,061 31.8%
Communication and Marketing $479,031 3.6%

Ratings History
ORT America has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 92.02 four stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 90.27 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 84.27 three stars
2014-12 03/01/2017 76.44 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 75.49 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 74.05 two stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 89.72 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 89.34 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2015 70.75 two stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 67.12 one star
2011-12 05/01/2013 67.63 one star
2010-12 04/01/2012 77.69 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 84.32 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 78.23 two stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 73.79 two stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 87.12 three stars
2006-06 09/01/2007 75.37 two stars
2005-06 10/01/2006 78.34 two stars
2004-06 08/01/2005 76.74 two stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 61.92 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 13-5562424
Name in IRS Master File ORT AMERICA INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
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 (59) Other school related activities
(566) Job training, counseling, or assistance
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 April, 1970
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
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$213,327 1.37% Jeffrey Cooper Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ORT America (NY) 92.02 four stars
Mouse (NY) 94.27 four stars
Society for Science & the Public (DC) 97.23 four stars
FIRST (NH) 95.87 four stars
Ocean Institute (CA) 86.98 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

ORT America
75 Maiden Lane
10th Floor
New York, NY 10038
tel: (800) 519-2678
fax: (212) 674-3057
EIN: 13-5562424

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Board Leadership

Larry Kadis
National President

CEO

Jeffrey Cooper
CEO

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