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International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs

Zionist Organization of America

Fighting for the Jewish people and the Land of Israel

three stars

88.92

633 Third Avenue New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 481-1500   Web Site
EIN: 13-5628475

Board Leadership
Mark Levenson
Board Chairman

CEO
Morton Klein
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.92 three stars
  Financial 95.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1897, the Zionist Organization of America (“ZOA”) is the oldest pro-Israel organization in the United States. With offices around the country and in Israel, the ZOA is dedicated to educating the public, elected officials, media, and college/high school students about the truth of the ongoing and relentless Arab war against Israel. ZOA is also committed to promoting strong U.S.-Israel relations. ZOA works to protect Jewish college and high school students from intimidation, harassment and discrimination, and in fighting anti-Semitism in general.

Founded in 1897, the Zionist Organization of America (“ZOA”) is the oldest pro-Israel organization in the United States. With offices around the country and in Israel, the ZOA is dedicated to educating the public, elected officials, media, and college/high school students about the truth of the ongoing and relentless Arab war against Israel. ZOA is also committed to promoting strong U.S.-Israel relations. ZOA works to protect Jewish college and high school students from intimidation, harassment and discrimination, and in fighting anti-Semitism in general.

Financial

four stars

95.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 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)
85.5%
  Administrative Expenses 12.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.27
  Program Expenses Growth 2.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Zionist Organization of America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Zionist Organization of America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Zionist Organization of America (NY) 88.92 three stars
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs (IL) 93.22 four stars
Asia Society Texas Center (TX) 87.28 three stars
Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (MA) 92.33 four stars
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam (CA) 93.55 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,627,027
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $348,946
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,975,973
   Program Service Revenue $74,881
Total Primary Revenue $4,050,854
   Other Revenue $1,183,325
TOTAL REVENUE $5,234,179
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,691,846
   Administrative Expenses $963,079
   Fundraising Expenses $133,160
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,788,085
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,553,906
   
Net Assets $38,175,158

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
2019-12 05/01/2021 88.92 three stars
2018-12 02/01/2020 89.39 three stars
2017-12 11/01/2018 88.87 three stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 87.85 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 83.59 three stars
2014-12 08/01/2016 88.06 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 13-5628475
Name in IRS Master File ZIONIST ORGANIZATION OF AMERICA
NTEE Code X30
NTEE Classification Jewish
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related 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 May, 2013
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$485,585 7.15% Morton Klein President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Zionist Organization of America (NY) 88.92 three stars
German Marshall Fund of the US (DC) 92.24 four stars
Asia Society Texas Center (TX) 87.28 three stars
National Committee on United States-China Relations (NY) 87.28 three stars
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy (DC) 91.50 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Zionist Organization of America
633 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 481-1500
fax: (212) 481-1515
EIN: 13-5628475

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Board Leadership

Mark Levenson
Board Chairman

CEO

Morton Klein
President

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