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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services (Grantmaking)

ORT America

Educate and Elevate. ORT Works!

87.44

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

Board Leadership
Howard Lanznar
National President

CEO
Barbara Birch
President & CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.44
  Financial 82.50
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 12/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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

82.50

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 12/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
87.0%
  Administrative Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.77
  Program Expenses Growth -4.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 36.2%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ORT America (NY) 87.44
Art of Problem Solving Initiative, Inc. (NY) 95.05
MATHCOUNTS (VA) 91.28
National Math + Science Initiative (TX) 94.68
Technovation (CA) 92.92

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,033,012
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $182,549
   Fundraising Events $811,699
   Related Organizations $499,333
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $13,526,593
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $13,526,593
   Other Revenue $578,821
TOTAL REVENUE $14,105,414
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,742,472
   Administrative Expenses $1,115,669
   Fundraising Expenses $693,216
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,551,357
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $554,057
   
Net Assets $21,143,537

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 $6,725,615 57.3%
Support of the Global ORT Program $4,312,846 36.7%
Communication and Marketing $704,011 6.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 12/01/2021 87.44
2019-12 06/01/2021 86.67
2018-12 03/01/2020 90.71
2017-12 06/01/2019 92.02
2016-12 06/01/2018 90.27
2015-12 07/01/2017 84.27
2014-12 03/01/2017 76.44
2014-12 06/01/2016 75.49
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 74.05
2013-12 07/01/2015 89.72
2013-12 06/01/2015 89.34
2012-12 05/01/2015 70.75
2012-12 04/01/2014 67.12
2011-12 05/01/2013 67.63
2010-12 04/01/2012 77.69
2009-12 09/20/2011 84.32
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 78.23
2008-12 07/01/2010 73.79
2007-12 05/01/2009 87.12
2006-06 09/01/2007 75.37

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$2,500 0.01% Barbara Birch President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$217,830 1.60% Jeffrey Cooper Former Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ORT America (NY) 87.44
Silicon Valley Education Foundation (CA) 93.71
Ocean Institute (CA) 88.64
MATHCOUNTS (VA) 91.28
Technology Access Foundation, dba TAF (WA) 85.29

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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

Howard Lanznar
National President

CEO

Barbara Birch
President & CEO

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