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Community Development : Jewish Federations

Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara

Creating and advancing a cohesive Santa Barbara Jewish community

three stars

87.91

524 Chapala Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101
tel: (805) 957-1115   Web Site
EIN: 23-7354759

Board Leadership
Laini Millar Melnick
President

CEO
Michael S. Rassler
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.91 three stars
  Financial 91.81 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara (JFGSB) is to create and advance a cohesive Santa Barbara Jewish community by promoting identification and connectedness to the Jewish community, generating mutual respect amongst Jews of different practices, promoting cooperative relationships among the Jewish organizations and promoting positive relationships between the Jewish community and the community at large. The SBJF strives, in all of its endeavors, to preserve and foster Judaism and hold fast to its values, particularly tzedaka (charity and justice) kol Y'israel areyvim zeh lazeh (all Israel must care for one another) and tikkun olam (healing the world).

The mission of the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara (JFGSB) is to create and advance a cohesive Santa Barbara Jewish community by promoting identification and connectedness to the Jewish community, generating mutual respect amongst Jews of different practices, promoting cooperative relationships among the Jewish organizations and promoting positive relationships between the Jewish community and the community at large. The SBJF strives, in all of its endeavors, to preserve and foster Judaism and hold fast to its values, particularly tzedaka (charity and justice) kol Y'israel areyvim zeh lazeh (all Israel must care for one another) and tikkun olam (healing the world).

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Financial

four stars

91.81

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
82.6%
  Administrative Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.31
  Program Expenses Growth -0.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara (CA) 87.91 three stars
Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest NJ (NJ) 93.87 four stars
The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore (MD) 97.03 four stars
Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County (FL) 93.71 four stars
Jewish Federation of Greater Portland (OR) 93.28 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,632,441
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,632,441
   Program Service Revenue $52,737
Total Primary Revenue $1,685,178
   Other Revenue $372,236
TOTAL REVENUE $2,057,414
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,112,053
   Administrative Expenses $104,390
   Fundraising Expenses $129,048
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,345,491
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $711,923
   
Net Assets $5,017,537

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 87.91 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 87.15 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 84.73 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.40 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 85.40 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 80.12 three stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 83.09 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 83.57 three stars
2008-12 09/20/2011 87.01 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2008-12 06/01/2010 85.29 three stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 87.99 three stars
2006-12 06/01/2008 83.61 three stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 82.14 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 23-7354759
Name in IRS Master File JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER SANTA BARBARA
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 (995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
(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 May, 1974
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
$155,750 11.57% Michael Rassler Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara (CA) 87.91 three stars
Jewish Federations of North America (NY) 89.86 three stars
Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York (NY) 87.98 three stars
Jewish Nevada (NV) 92.38 four stars
Iranian American Jewish Federation of New York (NY) 94.70 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara
524 Chapala Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
tel: (805) 957-1115
fax: (805) 957-9230
EIN: 23-7354759

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Board Leadership

Laini Millar Melnick
President

CEO

Michael S. Rassler
Executive Director

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