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YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

Fostering knowledge of the ongoing story of Jewish life

four stars

94.12

15 West 16th Street New York, NY 10011
tel: (212) 246-6080   Web Site
EIN: 13-1641082

Board Leadership
Ruth Levine
Chair

CEO
Jonathan Brent
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.12 four stars
  Financial 92.25 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

YIVO is dedicated to fostering knowledge of the ongoing story of Jewish life, with a focus on the history and culture of East European Jewry—the ancestry of a significant proportion of Jews in the world today. This story has played an important role in shaping the times we live in. Scholars continue to uncover new layers of the story in our archives and library, one of the world's most important resources on Jewish life and history in Europe; Yiddish language, literature, and folklore; the Holocaust; and the American Jewish immigrant experience. YIVO brings their discoveries and insights to you and treasures from our collections through public programs, courses, exhibitions, award-winning publications, and websites.

YIVO is dedicated to fostering knowledge of the ongoing story of Jewish life, with a focus on the history and culture of East European Jewry—the ancestry of a significant proportion of Jews in the world today. This story has played an important role in shaping the times we live in. Scholars continue to uncover new layers of the story in our archives and library, one of the world's most important resources on Jewish life and history in Europe; Yiddish language, literature, and folklore; the Holocaust; and the American Jewish immigrant experience. YIVO brings their discoveries and insights to you and treasures from our collections through public programs, courses, exhibitions, award-winning publications, and websites.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Total number of classes offered
25
Number of works exhibited temporarily
135
Number of students registered for on site courses
273
This impact information is current as of October 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

92.25

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
75.4%
  Administrative Expenses 12.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.12
  Program Expenses Growth 16.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by YIVO Institute for Jewish Research on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by YIVO Institute for Jewish Research on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (NY) 94.12 four stars
Library Company of Philadelphia (PA) 86.21 three stars
Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute (NY) 90.37 four stars
The Morgan Library & Museum (NY) 87.43 three stars
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute (CA) 90.87 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,495,491
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $134,560
Total Contributions $3,630,051
   Program Service Revenue $198,537
Total Primary Revenue $3,828,588
   Other Revenue $506,251
TOTAL REVENUE $4,334,839
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,665,568
   Administrative Expenses $558,543
   Fundraising Expenses $571,477
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,795,588
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-460,749
   
Net Assets $22,253,161

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 Archives $1,221,594 33.3%
Yivo Vilna Project $1,214,032 33.1%
Education and Research $750,677 20.5%

Ratings History
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 05/01/2019 94.12 four stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 93.89 four stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 93.19 four stars
2014-12 02/01/2017 87.27 three 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 13-1641082
Name in IRS Master File YIVO INSTITUTE FOR JEWISH RESEARCH INC
NTEE Code X30
NTEE Classification Jewish
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
(59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 October, 1957
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
$199,347 4.15% Jonathan Brent Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (NY) 94.12 four stars
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute (CA) 90.87 four stars
The Richard Nixon Foundation (CA) 90.46 four stars
National Yiddish Book Center (MA) 85.69 three stars
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (CA) 94.50 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
tel: (212) 246-6080
fax: (212) 292-1892
EIN: 13-1641082

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Board Leadership

Ruth Levine
Chair

CEO

Jonathan Brent
Executive Director

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