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Jewish Council for Public Affairs

Repairing the World Through Jewish Activism

two stars

72.38

116 East 27th Street 10th Floor
New York, NY 10016
tel: (212) 684-6950   Web Site
EIN: 13-1624104

Board Leadership
Cheryl Fishbein
Chair

CEO
David Bernstein
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 72.38 two stars
  Financial 62.53 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1944, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) works to serve as the representative voice of the organized American Jewish community in addressing the principal mandate of the Jewish community relations field, expressed in three interrelated goals: to safeguard the rights of Jews here and around the world; to dedicate ourselves to the safety and security of the state of Israel; and to protect, preserve and promote a just American society, one that is democratic and pluralistic, one that furthers harmonious interreligious, inter ethnic, interracial and other intergroup relations.

Founded in 1944, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) works to serve as the representative voice of the organized American Jewish community in addressing the principal mandate of the Jewish community relations field, expressed in three interrelated goals: to safeguard the rights of Jews here and around the world; to dedicate ourselves to the safety and security of the state of Israel; and to protect, preserve and promote a just American society, one that is democratic and pluralistic, one that furthers harmonious interreligious, inter ethnic, interracial and other intergroup relations.

Financial

one star

62.53

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
65.2%
  Administrative Expenses 23.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.07
  Program Expenses Growth 3.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 73.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jewish Council for Public Affairs on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jewish Council for Public Affairs on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jewish Council for Public Affairs (NY) 72.38 two stars
Mackinac Center (MI) 92.22 four stars
National Humanities Center (NC) 87.41 three stars
NALEO Educational Fund (CA) 89.62 three stars
Council for a Strong America (DC) 91.97 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,414,915
   Federated Campaigns $598,687
   Membership Dues $436,491
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,450,093
   Program Service Revenue $71,225
Total Primary Revenue $3,521,318
   Other Revenue $34,056
TOTAL REVENUE $3,555,374
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,473,035
   Administrative Expenses $752,179
   Fundraising Expenses $437,256
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,662,470
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-107,096
   
Net Assets $260,829

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
Israel Action Network $1,035,930 41.9%
Resetting the Table $544,972 22.0%
Interfaith Partners for Peace $256,494 10.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 04/01/2018 72.38 two stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 70.72 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 75.87 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 10/01/2015 82.07 three stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 79.95 two stars
2012-12 02/01/2015 82.63 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 13-1624104
Name in IRS Master File JEWISH COUNCIL FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related 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 July, 1953
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$205,160 5.60% David Bernstein President and CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jewish Council for Public Affairs (NY) 72.38 two stars
The Brookings Institution (DC) 87.29 three stars
Encore.org (CA) 95.47 four stars
Michigan League for Public Policy (MI) 90.10 four stars
Independence Institute (CO) 91.15 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Jewish Council for Public Affairs
116 East 27th Street
10th Floor
New York, NY 10016
tel: (212) 684-6950
fax: (212) 686-1353
EIN: 13-1624104

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Board Leadership

Cheryl Fishbein
Chair

CEO

David Bernstein
President

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