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American Society for Yad Vashem

Supporting the Yad Vashem memorial in Israel

85.42

500 Fifth Avenue 42nd Floor
New York, NY 10110
tel: (212) 220-4304   Web Site
EIN: 13-3106768

Board Leadership
Leonard Wilf
Chairman

CEO
Ron B. Meier
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.42
  Financial 95.00
  Accountability & Transparency 80.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

80.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
83.3%
  Administrative Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.74
  Program Expenses Growth 3.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Society for Yad Vashem on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Society for Yad Vashem on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Society for Yad Vashem (NY) 85.42
Archaeological Conservancy (NM) 96.31
Preservation Virginia (VA) 86.52
Maymont Foundation (VA) 90.56
George Washington's Mount Vernon (VA) 93.32

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Founded in 1981 by a group of Holocaust survivors, and spearheaded by Eli Zborowski, the American Society for Yad Vashem works in partnership with Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority in Jerusalem to support their efforts in the areas of commemoration, education, research, capital improvement and special projects. Yad Vashem was established in 1953 by the Israeli Parliament (Knesset) and was entrusted with the task of commemorating the six million murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators. It mandates Holocaust remembrance, commemoration, and education to ensure the lessons of the Holocaust are secured for posterity.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $15,542,207
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $15,542,207
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $15,542,207
   Other Revenue $853,984
TOTAL REVENUE $16,396,191
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,610,192
   Administrative Expenses $905,369
   Fundraising Expenses $1,270,798
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,786,359
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,609,832
   
Net Assets $52,882,180

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
Grant distribution $9,370,420 97.5%
Education $230,058 2.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.42
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 93.78
2012-12 12/20/2013 96.99
2011-12 06/01/2013 94.32
2010-12 04/01/2012 97.05
2009-12 12/23/2011 97.07
2009-12 09/20/2011 78.06
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 07/01/2011 98.96
2008-12 05/01/2010 98.84
2007-12 06/01/2009 99.19
2006-12 04/01/2008 66.92
2005-12 03/01/2007 75.55
2004-12 04/01/2006 70.85
2003-12 03/01/2005 78.40

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 13-3106768
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR YAD VASHEM INC
NTEE Code A80
NTEE Classification Historical Societies, Related Historical Activities
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (62) Historical site, records or reenactment
(63) Monument
(124) Study and research (non-scientific)
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 Intermediate - the organization is an intermediate organization (no group exemption) of a National, Regional or Geographic grouping of organizations (such as a state headquarters of a national organization).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date November, 1982
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, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Leonard Wilf Chairman
Other Salaries of Note
$190,700 1.61% Shraga Mekel Director of Development
$163,547 1.38% Zoya Pisarenko Director of Finance

Founded in 1981 by a group of Holocaust survivors, and spearheaded by Eli Zborowski, the American Society for Yad Vashem works in partnership with Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority in Jerusalem to support their efforts in the areas of commemoration, education, research, capital improvement and special projects. Yad Vashem was established in 1953 by the Israeli Parliament (Knesset) and was entrusted with the task of commemorating the six million murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators. It mandates Holocaust remembrance, commemoration, and education to ensure the lessons of the Holocaust are secured for posterity.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Society for Yad Vashem (NY) 85.42
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World Monuments Fund (NY) 89.04
George Washington's Mount Vernon (VA) 93.32

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Charity Contact Info

American Society for Yad Vashem
500 Fifth Avenue
42nd Floor
New York, NY 10110
tel: (212) 220-4304
fax: (212) 220-4308
EIN: 13-3106768

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Board Leadership

Leonard Wilf
Chairman

CEO

Ron B. Meier
Executive Director

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