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Community Development : Jewish Federations (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley

The strength of a people. The power of community.

three stars

87.36

702 North 22nd Street Allentown, PA 18104
tel: (610) 821-5500   Web Site
EIN: 23-6396949

Board Leadership
Eva Levitt
President

CEO
Jeri Zimmerman
Interim Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.36 three stars
  Financial 84.02 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley funds and supports a community-wide network of organizations that do two things:

1. Care for people in need here at home, in Israel and around the world.
2. Nurture and sustain the Jewish community today and for future generations.

By working with a broad cross section of community members to raise and distribute funds, we ensure that the programs, institutions and values that enrich our Jewish community remain vibrant and strong. From feeding the hungry to helping the unemployed, from supporting families with special needs to funding Jewish education and Israel experiences, the Jewish Federation is focused on addressing the most pressing issues facing our community every day.

As part of the Jewish Federation movement, the leading Jewish philanthropy in North America, we are able to advocate nationally and quickly mobilize resources in times of crisis.

The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley funds and supports a community-wide network of organizations that do two things:

1. Care for people in need here at home, in Israel and around the world.
2. Nurture and sustain the Jewish community today and for future generations.

By working with a broad cross section of community members to raise and distribute funds, we ensure that the programs, institutions and values that enrich our Jewish community remain vibrant and strong. From feeding the hungry to helping the unemployed, from supporting families with special needs to funding Jewish education and Israel experiences, the Jewish Federation is focused on addressing the most pressing issues facing our community every day.

As part of the Jewish Federation movement, the leading Jewish philanthropy in North America, we are able to advocate nationally and quickly mobilize resources in times of crisis.

Financial

three stars

84.02

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
78.3%
  Administrative Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.76
  Program Expenses Growth 0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 34.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley (PA) 87.36 three stars
Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo (NY) 89.69 three stars
Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford (CT) 91.98 four stars
The Federation, Jewish Communities of Western Connecticut (CT) 85.85 three stars
Savannah Jewish Federation (GA) 94.04 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $722,013
   Federated Campaigns $2,180,887
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $46,800
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,949,700
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,949,700
   Other Revenue $553,551
TOTAL REVENUE $3,503,251
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,888,766
   Administrative Expenses $404,611
   Fundraising Expenses $349,599
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,642,976
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-139,725
   
Net Assets $17,100,682

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
Distribution of Funds $2,888,766 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 12/01/2018 87.36 three stars
2016-06 03/01/2018 84.94 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 88.99 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.74 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 89.16 three stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 85.24 three stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 84.20 three stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 76.66 two stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 81.02 three stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 83.36 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 88.92 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 84.77 three stars
2008-06 02/01/2010 70.83 two stars
2007-06 12/01/2008 88.69 three stars
2006-06 02/01/2008 90.03 four 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 23-6396949
Name in IRS Master File JEWISH FEDERATION OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY
NTEE Code T70
NTEE Classification Fund Raising Organizations That Cross Categories
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (927) Fundraising
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 February, 1952
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$198,905 5.45% Mark Goldstein Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley (PA) 87.36 three stars
Jewish Federation of Broward County (FL) 97.11 four stars
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region (CA) 91.50 four stars
Good People Fund (NJ) 92.74 four stars
Savannah Jewish Federation (GA) 94.04 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley
702 North 22nd Street
Allentown, PA 18104
tel: (610) 821-5500
fax: (610) 821-8946
EIN: 23-6396949

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Board Leadership

Eva Levitt
President

CEO

Jeri Zimmerman
Interim Executive Director

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