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Museum at Eldridge Street

Preserving Culture, History and Memory

three stars

84.43

12 Eldridge Street New York, NY 10002
tel: (212) 219-0888   Web Site
EIN: 13-3379555

Board Leadership
Michael Weinstein
Chair

CEO
Bonnie Dimun
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.43 three stars
  Financial 80.93 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Museum at Eldridge Street, a non-sectarian cultural organization based in the National Historic Landmark Eldridge Street Synagogue, presents the culture, history and traditions of the great wave of Jewish immigrants to the Lower East Side drawing parallels with the diverse cultural communities that have settled in America. Our programs also share the story of Lower East Side immigration and, as reflected in our landmark site, architectural preservation. Historic building tours, concerts, lectures, K-12 and Adult Education courses, family programs, festivals such as the popular Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas Festival, attract more than 40,000 people each year. Tours are offered Sundays - Thursdays from 10 am - 5 pm and on Fridays from 10 am - 3 pm. Pay what you wish on Mondays and group rates available.

The Museum at Eldridge Street, a non-sectarian cultural organization based in the National Historic Landmark Eldridge Street Synagogue, presents the culture, history and traditions of the great wave of Jewish immigrants to the Lower East Side drawing parallels with the diverse cultural communities that have settled in America. Our programs also share the story of Lower East Side immigration and, as reflected in our landmark site, architectural preservation. Historic building tours, concerts, lectures, K-12 and Adult Education courses, family programs, festivals such as the popular Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas Festival, attract more than 40,000 people each year. Tours are offered Sundays - Thursdays from 10 am - 5 pm and on Fridays from 10 am - 3 pm. Pay what you wish on Mondays and group rates available.

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Financial

three stars

80.93

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
74.4%
  Administrative Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.08
  Program Expenses Growth -1.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Museum at Eldridge Street on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Museum at Eldridge Street on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Museum at Eldridge Street (NY) 84.43 three stars
American Swedish Institute (MN) 92.95 four stars
The Jewish Museum (NY) 87.70 three stars
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage (OH) 85.35 three stars
National Museum of Mexican Art (IL) 89.73 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $652,429
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $362,205
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $57,623
Total Contributions $1,072,257
   Program Service Revenue $193,568
Total Primary Revenue $1,265,825
   Other Revenue $64,259
TOTAL REVENUE $1,330,084
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $958,208
   Administrative Expenses $176,909
   Fundraising Expenses $175,342
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,310,459
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $19,625
   
Net Assets $2,893,425

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
Exploring Jewish Culture $596,673 62.3%
Restoration and Maintenance of Landmark $361,535 37.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/01/2019 84.43 three stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 86.45 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 87.24 three stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 84.16 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.76 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 85.72 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 80.66 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 83.83 three stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 75.38 two stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 79.52 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 75.69 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 67.43 one star
2008-12 04/01/2010 79.00 two stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 91.42 four stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 85.59 three stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 80.03 three stars
2004-12 08/01/2006 79.99 two stars
2003-12 06/01/2005 76.86 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 13-3379555
Name in IRS Master File MUSEUM AT ELDRIDGE STREET
NTEE Code C99
NTEE Classification Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification N.E.C.
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (379) Other conservation, environmental or beautification 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 June, 1998
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$168,000 12.81% Bonnie Dimun Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Museum at Eldridge Street (NY) 84.43 three stars
Japanese American National Museum (CA) 85.84 three stars
The African American Museum in Philadelphia (PA) 85.38 three stars
National Museum of Mexican Art (IL) 89.73 three stars
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (IA) 87.52 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Museum at Eldridge Street
12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002
tel: (212) 219-0888
fax: (212) 966-4782
EIN: 13-3379555

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Board Leadership

Michael Weinstein
Chair

CEO

Bonnie Dimun
Executive Director

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