CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.

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CharityWatch's rating of American Jewish Committee (AJC) is based on our analysis of the AJC IRS Form 990 (tax ID #13-5563393) and audited consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year-ended December 31, 2016.

According to Note 1, the AJC consolidated audit includes the financial activities of the following entities:

-- American Jewish Committee, based in the U.S.
-- Institute of Human Relations (IHR), "a fund-raising organization that remits all its revenues to American Jewish Committee. American Jewish Committee funds a portion of IHR's expenses."
-- AJC Berlin, a German not-for-profit association headquartered in Berlin, Germany.
-- Transatlantic Institute (TAI), a not-for-profit association headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.
-- AJC Central Europe, a Polish not-for-profit association headquartered in Warsaw, Poland, established in 2016.

Also according to Note 1 of the 2016 AJC consolidated audit:

"Thanks to Scandinavia, Inc. (TTS) is a not-for-profit organization exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Code and is not a private foundation. TTS awards scholarships to Scandinavian students in gratitude for the rescue of persons of Jewish faith from the Holocaust. In 2014, American Jewish Committee notified TTS that the agreement between American Jewish Committee and TTS would terminate with a final effective date of December 31, 2014 and, as a result of the termination, American Jewish Committee no longer exercises control of TTS."

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