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Project Ezrah

Ezrah means HELP

two stars

74.52

95 Cedar Lane Suite 12
Englewood, NJ 07631
tel: (201) 569-9047   Web Site
EIN: 56-2513843

Board Leadership
Aaron Wertentheil
President

CEO
Robert Hoenig
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 74.52 two stars
  Financial 80.04 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 70.00 two stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Project Ezrah was formed in 2001 in response to the need of community members who were suffering from the international financial downturn. For these neighbors who were in dire need of help with basic and critical living expenses and/or personalized job search assistance, Project Ezrah was there to help. Since its inception, Ezrah has meant HELP in various and meaningful ways to thousands of Bergen County's community members. Project Ezrah's success is seen clearly in the results and effects of its work: the majority of Project Ezrah Employment candidates find meaningful employment and every Financial Management and Assistance client is rewarded with a greater proficiency and understanding of financial budgeting and management.

Project Ezrah was formed in 2001 in response to the need of community members who were suffering from the international financial downturn. For these neighbors who were in dire need of help with basic and critical living expenses and/or personalized job search assistance, Project Ezrah was there to help. Since its inception, Ezrah has meant HELP in various and meaningful ways to thousands of Bergen County's community members. Project Ezrah's success is seen clearly in the results and effects of its work: the majority of Project Ezrah Employment candidates find meaningful employment and every Financial Management and Assistance client is rewarded with a greater proficiency and understanding of financial budgeting and management.

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Financial

three stars

80.04

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

70.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
76.4%
  Administrative Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.83
  Program Expenses Growth -0.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Project Ezrah on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Project Ezrah on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Project Ezrah (NJ) 74.52 two stars
The HOPE Program (NY) 90.36 four stars
Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin (WI) 89.39 three stars
Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) (NY) 85.06 three stars
STRIVE (NY) 90.23 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $958,387
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $790,148
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,748,535
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,748,535
   Other Revenue $7,269
TOTAL REVENUE $1,755,804
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,451,960
   Administrative Expenses $247,428
   Fundraising Expenses $216,538
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,915,926
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-160,122
   
Net Assets $1,669,391

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
Financial Support Program $1,267,613 87.3%
Employment Program $184,347 12.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 74.52 two stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 74.45 two stars
2016-12 07/01/2018 75.30 two stars
2015-12 11/01/2017 73.42 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 56-2513843
Name in IRS Master File PROJECT EZRAH NEEDS INC
NTEE Code T30
NTEE Classification Public Foundations
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 January, 2006
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
$174,291 9.09% Robert Hoenig Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Project Ezrah (NJ) 74.52 two stars
San Diego Second Chance Program (CA) 90.08 four stars
NPower Inc. (NY) 96.78 four stars
Jobs for the Future (MA) 88.81 three stars
The Career Wardrobe (PA) 90.94 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Project Ezrah
95 Cedar Lane
Suite 12
Englewood, NJ 07631
tel: (201) 569-9047
fax: (201) 569-0906
EIN: 56-2513843

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Board Leadership

Aaron Wertentheil
President

CEO

Robert Hoenig
Executive Director

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