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American Jewish World Service
45 West 36th Street
New York, NY 10018
tel: (800) 889-7146
fax: (212) 792-2930
EIN: 22-2584370

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Board Leadership

Kathleen Levin
Chair

CEO

Ruth Messinger
President


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International : Development and Relief Services

American Jewish World Service

Alleviating poverty, hunger and disease among the people of the developing world

 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall 92.45 4 stars
  Financial 89.76 3 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 4 stars
This rating was published 04/07/2016 using data for FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics (Data from FY2015 990)
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
86.1%
  Administrative Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Primary Revenue Growth 5.0%
  Program Expenses Growth 4.6%
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.55
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Jewish World Service on the FY2015 990 they filed with the IRS

Income Statement     (FYE 04/2015)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $57,396,314
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $11,940
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $57,408,254
   Program Service Revenue $347,512
Total Primary Revenue $57,755,766
   Other Revenue $403,050
TOTAL REVENUE $58,158,816
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $52,996,504
   Administrative Expenses $4,118,863
   Fundraising Expenses $4,371,866
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $61,487,233
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,328,417
   
Net Assets $34,435,487

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Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 04/2015)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$330,849 0.53% Ruth Messinger President

Mission

Established in 1985, the American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is an international development organization motivated by Judaism's imperative to pursue justice. AJWS is dedicated to alleviating poverty, hunger and disease among the people of the developing world regardless of race, religion or nationality. Through grants to grassroots organizations, volunteer service, advocacy and education, AJWS fosters civil society, sustainable development and human rights for all people, while promoting the values and responsibilities of global citizenship within the Jewish community.

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