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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.

86.82

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

Board Leadership
Gary Fromer
President

CEO
Jeri Zimmerman
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.82
  Financial 85.75
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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

85.75

Accountability & Transparency

88.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
79.5%
  Administrative Expenses 11.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.07
  Program Expenses Growth 2.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 35.8%
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) 86.82
Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle (WA) 91.04
Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest NJ (NJ) 96.46
The Jewish Federation of Florida's Gulf Coast (FL) 86.09
The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore (MD) 96.24

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $387,734
   Federated Campaigns $2,437,193
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $44,777
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,869,704
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,869,704
   Other Revenue $194,986
TOTAL REVENUE $3,064,690
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,826,855
   Administrative Expenses $390,512
   Fundraising Expenses $301,907
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,519,274
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-454,584
   
Net Assets $18,434,701

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 $2,826,855 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 02/01/2021 86.82
2018-06 08/01/2019 86.36
2017-06 12/01/2018 87.36
2016-06 03/01/2018 84.94
2015-06 11/01/2016 88.99
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.74
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 89.16
2013-06 09/01/2014 85.24
2013-06 08/01/2014 84.20
2012-06 09/01/2013 76.66
2011-06 09/01/2012 81.02
2010-06 12/01/2011 83.36
2009-06 09/20/2011 88.92
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 84.77
2008-06 02/01/2010 70.83
2007-06 12/01/2008 88.69
2006-06 02/01/2008 90.03

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
$80,847 2.29% Jerlyn Zimmerman Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$156,197 4.43% Mark Goldstein Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley (PA) 86.82
Minneapolis Jewish Federation (MN) 91.14
Jewish Federation of Cincinnati (OH) 93.93
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (MD) 91.01
Jewish Federation of St. Louis (MO) 88.15

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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

Gary Fromer
President

CEO

Jeri Zimmerman
Executive Director

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