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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

72.59

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

Board Leadership
Sidney Lapidus
Chairman

CEO
Gemma R. Birnbaum
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 72.59
  Financial 62.08
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

62.08

Accountability & Transparency

92.00

This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
54.3%
  Administrative Expenses 27.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.28
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.67
  Program Expenses Growth -0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.8%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Jewish Historical Society (NY) 72.59
The Explorers Club (NY) 88.52
Greenwich Historical Society (CT) 93.52
The Massachusetts Historical Society (MA) 85.35
Rhode Island Historical Society (RI) 86.90

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,024,917
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $420,597
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $216,675
Total Contributions $1,662,189
   Program Service Revenue $220,686
Total Primary Revenue $1,882,875
   Other Revenue $193,126
TOTAL REVENUE $2,076,001
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,018,215
   Administrative Expenses $429,420
   Fundraising Expenses $257,889
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,705,524
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $370,477
   
Net Assets $5,810,394

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 $318,374 31.3%
Public Programs and Exhibits $197,825 19.4%
Publications $32,948 3.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 09/01/2021 72.59
2018-12 05/01/2020 74.61
2017-12 05/01/2019 71.93
2016-12 06/01/2018 69.42
2015-12 06/01/2017 72.49
2014-12 06/01/2016 80.02
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 83.47
2013-12 07/01/2015 84.44
2012-12 11/01/2013 75.27
2011-12 09/01/2013 67.93
2011-12 08/01/2013 67.32
2011-12 04/01/2013 67.32
2011-12 12/20/2012 65.70
2010-12 03/01/2012 71.77
2009-12 09/20/2011 73.84
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 66.14
2008-12 04/01/2010 67.25
2006-07 07/01/2007 86.39
2005-07 12/15/2006 78.30
2004-07 01/01/2006 84.41

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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$223,573 13.10% Annie Polland Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Jewish Historical Society (NY) 72.59
Center for Jewish History (NY) 90.64
Georgia Historical Society (GA) 96.82
Nantucket Historical Association (MA) 87.15
Society of the Cincinnati, Inc. (DC) 90.82

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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

Gemma R. Birnbaum
Executive Director

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