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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Libraries, Historical Societies and Landmark Preservation

American Jewish Historical Society

Fostering awareness and appreciation of the American Jewish heritage

one star

69.42

15 West Sixteenth Street New York, NY 10011
tel: (212) 294-6160   Web Site
EIN: 13-1764804

Board Leadership
Sidney Lapidus
Chairman

CEO
Annie Polland
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 69.42 one star
  Financial 57.50 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1892, the mission of the American Jewish Historical Society is to foster awareness and appreciation of the American Jewish heritage and to serve as a national scholarly resource for research through the collection, preservation and dissemination of materials relating to American Jewish history. The American Jewish Historical Society is the oldest national ethnic historical organization in the United States. The Society's library, archives, photograph, and art and artifacts collections document the American Jewish experience.

Founded in 1892, the mission of the American Jewish Historical Society is to foster awareness and appreciation of the American Jewish heritage and to serve as a national scholarly resource for research through the collection, preservation and dissemination of materials relating to American Jewish history. The American Jewish Historical Society is the oldest national ethnic historical organization in the United States. The Society's library, archives, photograph, and art and artifacts collections document the American Jewish experience.

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Financial

one star

57.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

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)
48.7%
  Administrative Expenses 35.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.63
  Program Expenses Growth -3.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Jewish Historical Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Jewish Historical Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Jewish Historical Society (NY) 69.42 one star
Dayton History (OH) 92.22 four stars
The New-York Historical Society (NY) 94.67 four stars
The Los Angeles Conservancy (CA) 90.56 four stars
Senator John Heinz History Center- Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania (PA) 90.44 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,671,490
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $5,200
   Fundraising Events $480,704
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,157,394
   Program Service Revenue $524,065
Total Primary Revenue $2,681,459
   Other Revenue $196,071
TOTAL REVENUE $2,877,530
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,022,269
   Administrative Expenses $877,389
   Fundraising Expenses $432,026
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,331,684
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $545,846
   
Net Assets $5,615,890

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
Library and Archive $48,164 4.7%
Publications $275,987 27.0%
Exhibits $275,987 27.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 06/01/2018 69.42 one star
2015-12 06/01/2017 72.49 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 80.02 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 83.47 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 84.44 three stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 75.27 two stars
2011-12 09/01/2013 67.93 one star
2011-12 08/01/2013 67.32 one star
2011-12 04/01/2013 67.32 one star
2011-12 12/20/2012 65.70 one star
2010-12 03/01/2012 71.77 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 73.84 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 66.14 one star
2008-12 04/01/2010 67.25 one star
2006-07 07/01/2007 86.39 three stars
2005-07 12/15/2006 78.30 two stars
2004-07 01/01/2006 84.41 three stars
2003-07 01/05/2005 79.13 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 13-1764804
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY
NTEE Code A82
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 (59) Other school related 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, 1933
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
$213,110 9.13% Rachel Lithgow Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Jewish Historical Society (NY) 69.42 one star
Minnesota Historical Society (MN) 88.60 three stars
Texas State Historical Association (TX) 85.30 three stars
Virginia Historical Society (VA) 90.53 four stars
Maryland Historical Society (MD) 86.88 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Jewish Historical Society
15 West Sixteenth Street
New York, NY 10011
tel: (212) 294-6160
fax: (212) 294-6161
EIN: 13-1764804

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Board Leadership

Sidney Lapidus
Chairman

CEO

Annie Polland
Executive Director

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