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Appeal of Conscience Foundation

A crime committed in the name of religion is the greatest crime against religion

three stars

86.70

119 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019
tel: (212) 535-5800   Web Site
EIN: 52-6062870

Board Leadership
Rabbi Arthur Schneier
Founder, President

CEO
Rabbi Arthur Schneier
Founder, President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.70 three stars
  Financial 88.67 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Appeal of Conscience Foundation, founded by Rabbi Arthur Schneier in 1965, has worked on behalf of religious freedom and human rights throughout the world. This interfaith coalition of business and religious leaders promotes peace, tolerance and ethnic conflict resolution. The Foundation believes that freedom, democracy and human rights are the fundamental values that give nations of the world their best hope for peace, security and shared prosperity. The Appeal of Conscience Foundation has long held that a crime committed in the name of religion is the greatest crime against religion. The struggle for human rights is ongoing and tolerance can be achieved by promoting open dialogue and mutual understanding.

The Appeal of Conscience Foundation, founded by Rabbi Arthur Schneier in 1965, has worked on behalf of religious freedom and human rights throughout the world. This interfaith coalition of business and religious leaders promotes peace, tolerance and ethnic conflict resolution. The Foundation believes that freedom, democracy and human rights are the fundamental values that give nations of the world their best hope for peace, security and shared prosperity. The Appeal of Conscience Foundation has long held that a crime committed in the name of religion is the greatest crime against religion. The struggle for human rights is ongoing and tolerance can be achieved by promoting open dialogue and mutual understanding.

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Financial

three stars

88.67

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 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)
71.6%
  Administrative Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 9.40
  Program Expenses Growth 14.8%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Appeal of Conscience Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Appeal of Conscience Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Appeal of Conscience Foundation (NY) 86.70 three stars
Jewish World Watch (CA) 95.03 four stars
Beyond Borders (DC) 92.90 four stars
The Carter Center (GA) 97.87 four stars
Human Rights Foundation (NY) 92.74 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,650
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,450,400
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,453,050
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,453,050
   Other Revenue $50,900
TOTAL REVENUE $2,503,950
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,455,901
   Administrative Expenses $189,938
   Fundraising Expenses $367,878
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,013,717
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $490,233
   
Net Assets $14,778,299

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
Providing Information on Religious Freedom $738,192 50.7%
Interfaith Missions $396,140 27.2%
Archives Research $321,569 22.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/21/2018 86.70 three stars
2016-12 09/01/2017 81.35 three stars
2015-12 10/01/2016 81.57 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 81.51 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 81.60 three stars
2013-12 12/01/2014 75.73 two stars
2012-12 10/01/2013 80.29 three stars
2011-12 10/01/2012 78.97 two stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 77.73 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 80.02 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 91.69 four stars
2008-12 02/01/2010 91.37 four stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 85.52 three stars
2006-12 10/01/2007 75.78 two stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 90.26 four stars
2004-12 10/01/2005 84.74 three stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 72.81 two stars
2002-12 10/01/2003 69.38 one star
2001-12 04/15/2003 79.37 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 52-6062870
Name in IRS Master File APPEAL OF CONSCIENCE FOUNDATION
NTEE Code Q70
NTEE Classification International Human Rights
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(29) Other religious 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 November, 1965
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$200,000 9.93% Rabbi Arthur Schneier President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Appeal of Conscience Foundation (NY) 86.70 three stars
The Advocates for Human Rights (MN) 86.71 three stars
Physicians for Human Rights (NY) 92.10 four stars
Jewish World Watch (CA) 95.03 four stars
The Center for Victims of Torture (MN) 86.46 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Appeal of Conscience Foundation
119 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
tel: (212) 535-5800
fax: (212) 628-2513
EIN: 52-6062870

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Board Leadership

Rabbi Arthur Schneier
Founder, President

CEO

Rabbi Arthur Schneier
Founder, President

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