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Human Services : Social Services

The Aleph Institute

We take care, no matter where.

80.03

9540 Collins Avenue Surfside, FL 33154
tel: (305) 864-5553   Web Site
EIN: 59-2291627

Board Leadership
Rabbi Sholom D. Lipskar
Chairman

CEO
Aaron Lipskar
CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.03
  Financial 72.65
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Aleph Institute is a national charitable institution founded by Rabbi Sholom D. Lipskar under the direction of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson O.B.M. For over thirty years, Aleph has been serving society by: (1) providing critical social services to families in crisis; (2) addressing the pressing religious, educational, humanitarian and advocacy needs of individuals in the military and institutional environments; and (3) implementing solutions to significant issues relating to our criminal justice system, with an emphasis on families, faith-based rehabilitation and preventive ethics education.

The Aleph Institute is a national charitable institution founded by Rabbi Sholom D. Lipskar under the direction of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson O.B.M. For over thirty years, Aleph has been serving society by: (1) providing critical social services to families in crisis; (2) addressing the pressing religious, educational, humanitarian and advocacy needs of individuals in the military and institutional environments; and (3) implementing solutions to significant issues relating to our criminal justice system, with an emphasis on families, faith-based rehabilitation and preventive ethics education.

Financial

72.65

Accountability & Transparency

93.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
76.8%
  Administrative Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth 19.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 286.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Aleph Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Aleph Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Aleph Institute (FL) 80.03
Bishop Sullivan Center (MO) 86.02
Fayetteville Urban Ministry, Inc. (NC) 93.32
May Dugan Center (OH) 92.24
Irving Cares (TX) 90.48

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,422,565
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,422,565
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,422,565
   Other Revenue $262,948
TOTAL REVENUE $6,685,513
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,013,088
   Administrative Expenses $655,182
   Fundraising Expenses $1,230,811
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,899,081
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-213,568
   
Net Assets $-435,532

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
Education & Religious Programs in Prisons $2,527,921 50.4%
Family Services, Counseling, & Referral Services $1,799,559 35.9%
Educational & Religious Programs in the Military $685,608 13.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-08 12/01/2020 80.03
2018-08 12/01/2019 80.42
2017-08 02/01/2019 80.10
2017-08 11/01/2018 79.12
2017-08 09/01/2018 78.17
2016-08 03/01/2018 80.53
2016-08 12/01/2017 79.23
2015-08 02/01/2017 80.08
2014-08 06/01/2016 71.97
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 12/22/2015 74.81
2013-08 03/01/2015 75.77
2012-08 12/01/2013 78.26
2011-08 12/01/2012 65.15
2010-08 02/01/2012 68.90

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

EIN 59-2291627
Name in IRS Master File ALEPH INSTITUTE
NTEE Code I40
NTEE Classification Rehabilitation Services for Offenders
NTEE Type Crime, Legal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (29) Other religious activities
(44) Student exchange with foreign country
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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, 1986
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$163,834 2.37% Aaron Lipskar CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$181,376 2.62% Zvi Bojarsky Direct Advocacy

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Aleph Institute (FL) 80.03
Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry (NC) 90.71
American Friends of Yad Eliezer (NJ) 93.98
MIFA (Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association) (TN) 94.16
North Dallas Shared Ministries (TX) 98.11

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Charity Contact Info

The Aleph Institute
9540 Collins Avenue
Surfside, FL 33154
tel: (305) 864-5553
fax: (305) 864-5675
EIN: 59-2291627

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Board Leadership

Rabbi Sholom D. Lipskar
Chairman

CEO

Aaron Lipskar
CEO

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