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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Libraries, Historical Societies and Landmark Preservation (Grantmaking)

American Society for Yad Vashem

Supporting the Yad Vashem memorial in Israel

93.86

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

Board Leadership
Leonard Wilf
Chairman

CEO
Stanley H. Stone
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.86
  Financial 91.33
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

91.33

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

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)
86.6%
  Administrative Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.41
  Program Expenses Growth 0.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.1%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Society for Yad Vashem (NY) 93.86
Maymont Foundation (VA) 85.75
World Monuments Fund (NY) 85.38
Fort Ticonderoga Association (NY) 91.23
American Battlefield Trust (DC) 95.40

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,915,174
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,617,237
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $14,532,411
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $14,532,411
   Other Revenue $1,932,016
TOTAL REVENUE $16,464,427
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $14,064,208
   Administrative Expenses $1,126,140
   Fundraising Expenses $2,558,851
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $17,749,199
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,284,772
   
Net Assets $79,028,220

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 $12,591,998 89.5%
Video and Publications $1,472,210 10.5%

Ratings History
American Society for Yad Vashem has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 09/01/2021 93.86
2018-12 07/01/2020 97.11
2017-12 10/01/2019 92.22
2016-12 08/01/2018 92.22
2016-12 05/01/2018 81.61
2015-12 06/01/2017 99.58
2014-12 03/01/2017 96.46
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

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)
(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
$160,787 0.90% Ronald B. Meier Former Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$176,302 0.99% Stanley Stone Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Society for Yad Vashem (NY) 93.86
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery (MA) 86.04
George Washington's Mount Vernon (VA) 90.00
Connecticut Landmarks (CT) 91.15
American Battlefield Trust (DC) 95.40

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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
EIN: 13-3106768

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Board Leadership

Leonard Wilf
Chairman

CEO

Stanley H. Stone
Executive Director

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