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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums (Grantmaking)

American Friends of the Israel Museum

Supporting the Israel Museum in Jerusalem

four stars

90.66

545 Fifth Avenue Suite 920
New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 997-5611   Web Site
EIN: 23-7182582

Board Leadership
Judy Steinhardt and Stephen Lash
Co-Chairs

CEO
Leah Siegel
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.66 four stars
  Financial 88.81 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The purpose of the American Friends of the Israel Museum is to foster and encourage the development of liberal arts by obtaining works of art and archaeology for the Israel Museum and by obtaining and making grants and contributions to the Israel Museum. Founded in 1965, the Israel Museum is the largest cultural institution in the State of Israel and is ranked among the leading art and archaeology museums in the world. The Museum has built a far-ranging collection of nearly 500,000 objects.

The purpose of the American Friends of the Israel Museum is to foster and encourage the development of liberal arts by obtaining works of art and archaeology for the Israel Museum and by obtaining and making grants and contributions to the Israel Museum. Founded in 1965, the Israel Museum is the largest cultural institution in the State of Israel and is ranked among the leading art and archaeology museums in the world. The Museum has built a far-ranging collection of nearly 500,000 objects.

Financial

three stars

88.81

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 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)
89.5%
  Administrative Expenses 2.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.36
  Program Expenses Growth -1.7%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Friends of the Israel Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Friends of the Israel Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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American Friends of the Israel Museum (NY) 90.66 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $19,640,361
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $247,350
   Fundraising Events $3,391,601
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $23,279,312
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $23,279,312
   Other Revenue $2,894,743
TOTAL REVENUE $26,174,055
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,149,348
   Administrative Expenses $843,325
   Fundraising Expenses $1,152,015
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $14,144,688
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $12,029,367
   
Net Assets $201,150,548

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
American Friends of the Israel Museum has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 90.66 four stars
2018-12 05/01/2020 90.86 four stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 95.87 four stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 85.11 three stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 90.71 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.71 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 76.97 two stars
2013-12 10/01/2015 92.13 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 88.78 three stars
2013-12 03/01/2015 84.69 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 79.07 two stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 86.36 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 86.53 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 84.26 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 93.65 four stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 99.04 four stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 99.02 four stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 98.88 four stars
2005-12 04/01/2007 99.48 four stars
2004-12 02/01/2006 73.55 two 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 23-7182582
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN FRIENDS OF THE ISRAEL MUSEUM
NTEE Code A11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
(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 May, 1972
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
$262,392 1.85% Leah Siegel Executive Director

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Charity Contact Info

American Friends of the Israel Museum
545 Fifth Avenue
Suite 920
New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 997-5611
fax: (212) 997-5536
EIN: 23-7182582

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Board Leadership

Judy Steinhardt and Stephen Lash
Co-Chairs

CEO

Leah Siegel
Executive Director

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