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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums (Grantmaking)

American Friends of the Israel Museum

Supporting the Israel Museum in Jerusalem

three stars

85.11

545 Fifth Avenue Suite 290
New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 997-5611   Web Site
EIN: 23-7182582

Board Leadership
Maureen Cogan & Marion Naggar
Chairman

CEO
Leah Siegel
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.11 three stars
  Financial 80.15 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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.

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Financial

three stars

80.15

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 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)
76.8%
  Administrative Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.66
  Program Expenses Growth -5.8%
  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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Friends of the Israel Museum (NY) 85.11 three stars
Cleveland Museum of Natural History (OH) 90.24 four stars
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery (CO) 90.20 four stars
Fernbank Museum of Natural History (GA) 98.57 four stars
South Florida Museum (FL) 89.39 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,963,759
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $367,875
   Fundraising Events $1,710,460
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $14,042,094
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $14,042,094
   Other Revenue $3,108,664
TOTAL REVENUE $17,150,758
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,785,176
   Administrative Expenses $866,807
   Fundraising Expenses $3,612,383
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $17,264,366
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-113,608
   
Net Assets $211,064,966

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
Cultural Exchange $12,785,176 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2003-12 05/01/2005 80.87 three stars
2002-12 05/01/2004 76.05 two stars
2001-12 04/15/2003 88.98 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 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)
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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
$244,745 1.41% Leah Sugarman Siegel Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Friends of the Israel Museum (NY) 85.11 three stars
Perot Museum of Nature and Science (TX) 92.80 four stars
The Field Museum (IL) 90.93 four stars
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (PA) 92.10 four stars
San Diego Museum of Man (CA) 94.55 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Friends of the Israel Museum
545 Fifth Avenue
Suite 290
New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 997-5611
fax: (212) 997-5536
EIN: 23-7182582

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Board Leadership

Maureen Cogan & Marion Naggar
Chairman

CEO

Leah Siegel
Executive Director

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