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Western Wall Heritage Foundation

Providing funding for the Western Wall

one star

65.95

587 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 725-0598   Web Site
EIN: 13-3468352

CEO
Joseph Loshinsky
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 65.95 one star
  Financial 96.21 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 52.00 zero star
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

In 1988, the government of Israel established the Western Wall Heritage Foundation. The Foundation's objective is to convey to all segments of the Jewish people the values inherent in the heritage of the Western Wall, to preserve and develop the Western Wall and its Tunnels, and to develop educational frameworks that make Jews everywhere feel closer to Jerusalem. The Western Wall Heritage Foundation funds its Israeli counterpart in physically maintaining and renovating the area of the Western Wall. This includes providing funding for paving and expanding the Western Wall Plaza, preserving the stones of the Wall, and preparing the Western Wall Tunnels for the close to three million visitors who have, so far, been awed by them.

In 1988, the government of Israel established the Western Wall Heritage Foundation. The Foundation's objective is to convey to all segments of the Jewish people the values inherent in the heritage of the Western Wall, to preserve and develop the Western Wall and its Tunnels, and to develop educational frameworks that make Jews everywhere feel closer to Jerusalem. The Western Wall Heritage Foundation funds its Israeli counterpart in physically maintaining and renovating the area of the Western Wall. This includes providing funding for paving and expanding the Western Wall Plaza, preserving the stones of the Wall, and preparing the Western Wall Tunnels for the close to three million visitors who have, so far, been awed by them.

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Financial

four stars

96.21

Accountability & Transparency

zero star

52.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
89.8%
  Administrative Expenses 2.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.59
  Program Expenses Growth 4.2%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Western Wall Heritage Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Western Wall Heritage Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Western Wall Heritage Foundation (NY) 65.95 one star
George Washington's Mount Vernon (VA) 89.03 three stars
The Royal Oak Foundation (NY) 92.23 four stars
American Society for Yad Vashem (NY) 97.11 four stars
Maymont Foundation (VA) 86.93 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,406,704
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,406,704
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,406,704
   Other Revenue $585,664
TOTAL REVENUE $6,992,368
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,921,410
   Administrative Expenses $110,769
   Fundraising Expenses $289,085
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,321,264
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,671,104
   
Net Assets $18,872,700

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
Educational Services $2,441,410 62.3%
Archaeological Restoration $1,480,000 37.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 65.95 one star
2017-12 10/01/2019 76.66 two stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 66.05 one star
2016-12 05/01/2018 75.61 two stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 73.83 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 73.83 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 81.60 three stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 75.38 two stars
2011-12 08/01/2013 82.55 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 87.29 three stars
2009-12 12/01/2011 83.35 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 67.98 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 07/01/2011 93.34 four stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 99.33 four stars
2007-12 06/01/2009 98.89 four stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 99.15 four stars
2005-12 05/01/2007 93.49 four stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 89.73 three stars
2003-12 05/01/2005 75.87 two stars
2002-12 08/01/2004 85.38 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 13-3468352
Name in IRS Master File WESTERN WALL HERITAGE FOUNDATION 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 (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 October, 1993
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
$167,000 3.86% Joseph Loshinsky President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Western Wall Heritage Foundation (NY) 65.95 one star
The Mount (MA) 87.52 three stars
Thomas Jefferson Foundation (VA) 88.53 three stars
Blithewold (RI) 85.07 three stars
George Washington's Mount Vernon (VA) 89.03 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Western Wall Heritage Foundation
587 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 725-0598
EIN: 13-3468352

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CEO

Joseph Loshinsky
President

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