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Posts from the ‘Non-Profits’ Category

14
Feb

Where Does $100 to the American Friends of the Hebrew University Go?

The American Friends of the Hebrew University (AFHU) is a 501 (c)(3) based in New York City whose purpose is to raise funds to support the Hebrew University of Jerusalem – Israel’s second oldest university established 101 years ago (1918).

The university has about 23,500 students at 6 campuses.

Over the past three years, AFHU reported the following information on the IRS Form 990’s: Read more »

12
Feb

Executive Compensation at the American Friends of the Hebrew University

The American Friends of the Hebrew University (AFHU) is a New-York based 501 (c)(3) that raises funds to support the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  The IRS Form 990 (2016 for the year ending September 30, 2017) reports the following key information about the staff of the organization:

AFHU employed 83 individuals who were compensated $9 million which equates to an average compensation of about $109,000. However, only 16 individuals received more than $100,000 in compensation with the 8 most highly compensated individuals listed below: Read more »

8
Feb

Executive Salaries at St. Jude’s (2017)

When some people think of St. Jude’s, they associate the organization with the children’s research hospital but St Jude’s is actually two organizations:  the children’s hospital (St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital) which provides research and medical care, and the fundraising organization (ALSAC which stands for American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities). Although most non-profits do not separate fundraising from services, St. Jude’s does so both organizations need to be analyzed when looking at “St. Jude’s.Read more »

6
Feb

Executive Compensation at City of Hope

When some people hear the words “City of Hope” they think of a cancer treatment center in California but there is so much more to the organization than what those words describe.  Specifically, there are four 501 (c) (3)’s: the main organization (City of Hope), the medical center (City of Hope National Medical Center) that provides hospitalization, the foundation (City of Hope Foundation) that provides physician services and the research institute (Beckman Research Institute) that does medical research.

It is important to understand the direct controlling entity of the Medical Center, Foundation, and Research Institute is City of Hope.  Although these organizations are separate organizations with different purposes, they are all located in Duarte, California and are related so it is difficult to analyze one without looking at the others.

When looking at executive compensation, many of the  most highly compensated executives receive compensation from more than one of the City of Hope organizations. Therefore, the list of the most highly compensated individuals from each of the four organizations will be listed followed by a detailed list at the end of the post of those who received compensation from 3 or 4 of the organizations and what the compensation was. Read more »

29
Jan

How are Donations Spent at the Robin Hood Foundation?

The Robin Hood Foundation (RHF) is not a “rob from the rich, give to the poor” organization although RHF is known for having a wealthy Board of Directors who financially support the organization so that donations can be used to help alleviate poverty in New York City. How does RHF do this?  Primarily by providing grants to other non-profits in the city who work to alleviate poverty by providing food, shelter and health services along with education so that people can lift themselves out of poverty. Read more »

27
Jan

Executive Compensation at the Robin Hood Foundation

The Robin Hood Foundation (RHF) – a 501 (c) (3) based in New York City – is an organization that primarily awards grants to organizations fighting poverty by providing food, shelter, and healthcare and by helping people lift themselves out of poverty. They do this primarily by awarding grants (in 2017, the organization collected $121 million in revenue and awarded $115 million in grants).

In 2017, RHF had 149 employees who were compensated $18 million, which equates to an average compensation of $121,000. However, only 49 employees received more than $100,000 in compensation. The 14 most highly compensated individuals were: Read more »

21
Jan

Where Does $100 to the Vietnam Veterans of America Go?

The Vietnam Veterans of America is a 501 (c) (3) whose core mission is to advocate on behalf of veterans to improve entitlement benefits and services for our veterans (not just Vietnam vets) by educating federal officials and their staff.  Although the VVA does other things (i.e. publishes a magazine, travels to Vietnam to bring home remains, posts book reviews, provides testimony, assists veterans with appeals, distributes information to the news media, etc), the organization’s staff appears to primarily be a “lobbying” group aimed at improving benefits and services for veterans.  Consequently, most revenue is spent to compensate staff, pay overhead costs, and support through grants local chapters of the VVA. Read more »

19
Jan

Where Does $100 to the Firefighters Charitable Foundation Go?

The Firefighters Charitable Foundation of Farmingdale, New York sounds like an organization most people would support. We are immensely grateful to the firemen/firewomen who selflessly put their lives at risk to save us, our homes, and the environment, and also supportive of the individuals and families affected by fires. But helping those affected by fires through the Firefighters Charitable Foundation is not the best way to make your donation dollars go furthest because the people that benefit most from this non-profit 501 (c) (3) are the fundraisers who kept more than 85% of the funds raised, and the 4 employees of the organization (including the President, Frank Tepedino, and his wife, Lori Tepedino, the Secretary/Treasurer) who were compensated more than $300,000 in 2016. Read more »

17
Jan

Executive Compensation at the ASPCA (2017)

The ASPCA is a 501 (c) (3) based on the Upper East Side (424 East 92nd Street) in New York City.  With 1,193 employees who were compensated $85.6 million (an average compensation of $72,000) in 2017, the ASPCA is one of the largest “animal rights” organizations in the country. The ASPCA also paid $5.2 million (see below) to Forum Services Group (a staffing and recruiting firm) of New York for staffing and consulting services.

Widely supported, the ASPCA reported the receipt of $248 million in 2017, most of which were contributions. After spending $221 million – primarily on staff compensation (nearly $86 million), office-related expenses ($40 million), vet and medical services ($13 million), grants ($12 million), and travel/conferences ($8 million), the ASPCA added $27 million to their fund assets which had a net balance (think savings account) of $274 million at year-end. Read more »

13
Jan

Executive Compensation at the Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian is one of the most well-known museums in the world but you may not know that the Smithsonian is the world’s largest museum and research complex with 19 museums (9 of which are on the National Mall in Washington, DC, an additional 6 in the DC metropolitan area and 2 in New York City, plus the National Zoo, also in DC), and 9 research centers. Collectively, these sites are the Smithsonian Institution, a 501 (c) (3), based in Washington, DC.

The most recent IRS Form 990 (2016) for the year ending September 30, 2017 reports the following key information about employee compensation and practices: Read more »