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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

America-Israel Cultural Foundation

Building a better Israel through the arts

three stars

86.34

322 8th Avenue Suite 1702
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 557-1600   Web Site
EIN: 13-1664048

Board Leadership
William A. Schwartz
Chairman

CEO
David Homan
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.34 three stars
  Financial 81.11 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1939, The America-Israel Cultural Foundation (AICF) supports and develops artistic life in Israel by awarding scholarships and grants. By encouraging Israeli artists and supporting institutions and programs, AICF makes a vital contribution to the cultural foundation of Israel and strengthens her relationship with America.

AICF has supported nearly 18,000 emerging artists and 600 cultural institutions in Israel. As a successful and dedicated 76-year-old charity, our work is recognized as the standard of artistic excellence in Israel. Our success is evidenced by the increasing talent and depth of Israel culture recognized globally.

AICF alumni are represented in over 45 internationally known ballet and modern dance companies; as scriptwriters, actors, and producers for award-winning television series, blockbuster movies, and indie films; and appear on the most important operatic, theatrical, and symphonic stages in the world.

Founded in 1939, The America-Israel Cultural Foundation (AICF) supports and develops artistic life in Israel by awarding scholarships and grants. By encouraging Israeli artists and supporting institutions and programs, AICF makes a vital contribution to the cultural foundation of Israel and strengthens her relationship with America.

AICF has supported nearly 18,000 emerging artists and 600 cultural institutions in Israel. As a successful and dedicated 76-year-old charity, our work is recognized as the standard of artistic excellence in Israel. Our success is evidenced by the increasing talent and depth of Israel culture recognized globally.

AICF alumni are represented in over 45 internationally known ballet and modern dance companies; as scriptwriters, actors, and producers for award-winning television series, blockbuster movies, and indie films; and appear on the most important operatic, theatrical, and symphonic stages in the world.

Financial

three stars

81.11

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
74.0%
  Administrative Expenses 17.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.87
  Program Expenses Growth -0.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by America-Israel Cultural Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by America-Israel Cultural Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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America-Israel Cultural Foundation (NY) 86.34 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,735,855
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $49,191
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,785,046
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,785,046
   Other Revenue $343,838
TOTAL REVENUE $2,128,884
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,092,139
   Administrative Expenses $561,543
   Fundraising Expenses $212,603
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,866,285
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-737,401
   
Net Assets $5,686,729

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
Scholarships $1,088,347 52.0%
Cultural Enrichment Grants $604,273 28.9%
Grants and Special Projects $399,519 19.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 86.34 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 91.07 four stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 89.79 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 91.16 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 98.23 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 95.71 four stars
2013-12 02/01/2015 92.78 four stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 97.14 four stars
2011-12 08/01/2013 76.36 two stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 84.09 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 71.22 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/22/2010 71.61 two stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 36.02 zero star
2007-12 05/01/2009 82.57 three stars
2006-12 03/01/2008 86.46 three stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 85.86 three stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 88.78 three stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 89.92 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 13-1664048
Name in IRS Master File AMERICA-ISRAEL CULTURAL FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code A12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
(911) Foreign organization
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, 1951
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, 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
$167,173 5.83% David Homan Executive Director

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Charity Contact Info

America-Israel Cultural Foundation
322 8th Avenue
Suite 1702
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 557-1600
fax: (212) 557-1611
EIN: 13-1664048

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Board Leadership

William A. Schwartz
Chairman

CEO

David Homan
Executive Director

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