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Community Development : Jewish Federations

Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines

Representing Jewish interests from a position of combined strength

four stars

92.19

33158 Ute Avenue Waukee, IA 50263
tel: (515) 987-0899   Web Site
EIN: 42-0835321

Board Leadership
Michael Wolnerman
President

CEO
Sharon Goldford
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.19 four stars
  Financial 99.11 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines is at the heart of the Greater Des Moines community, which includes Ames, Marshalltown, and other cities and towns in Central Iowa. The diverse efforts of individual organizations are coordinated, central fundraising is executed, and community planning and community relations activities are administered through the Federation. In addition to four major commissions, the Federation seeks to involve the community through the All-in-One campaign, community travel missions, planning and allocations, leadership development and publication of The Jewish Press. In Israel, Federation funds help provide for health, social, and educational services for children, university and vocational students, families, the aged, and the handicapped.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines is at the heart of the Greater Des Moines community, which includes Ames, Marshalltown, and other cities and towns in Central Iowa. The diverse efforts of individual organizations are coordinated, central fundraising is executed, and community planning and community relations activities are administered through the Federation. In addition to four major commissions, the Federation seeks to involve the community through the All-in-One campaign, community travel missions, planning and allocations, leadership development and publication of The Jewish Press. In Israel, Federation funds help provide for health, social, and educational services for children, university and vocational students, families, the aged, and the handicapped.

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Financial

four stars

99.11

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
81.9%
  Administrative Expenses 14.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.43
  Program Expenses Growth 9.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines (IA) 92.19 four stars
Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte (NC) 89.70 three stars
Jewish Community Federation of Greater Rochester (NY) 90.81 four stars
Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara (CA) 87.00 three stars
Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County (CT) 94.48 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $485,443
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $16,886
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $1,132,866
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,635,195
   Program Service Revenue $409,944
Total Primary Revenue $2,045,139
   Other Revenue $103,570
TOTAL REVENUE $2,148,709
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,880,013
   Administrative Expenses $346,997
   Fundraising Expenses $52,359
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,279,369
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-130,660
   
Net Assets $5,069,577

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
Educational Opportunities $641,391 34.1%
Operating Caspe Terrace Building $519,433 27.6%
Philanthropic, Cultural, and Educational Activities $270,015 14.4%

Ratings History
Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2020 92.19 four stars
2018-06 06/01/2019 91.28 four stars
2017-06 05/01/2018 92.18 four stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 90.55 four stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 91.69 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 97.80 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 08/01/2015 94.69 four stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 83.59 three stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 82.23 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 87.15 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 81.69 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 72.49 two stars
2009-06 11/24/2010 83.74 three stars
2008-06 03/01/2009 82.13 three stars
2007-06 07/01/2008 83.74 three stars
2006-06 06/01/2007 77.14 two 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 42-0835321
Name in IRS Master File JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER DES MOINES
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 (561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
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, 1954
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$115,500 5.06% Sharon Goldford Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines (IA) 92.19 four stars
Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island (RI) 91.63 four stars
Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties (CA) 95.38 four stars
Good People Fund (NJ) 94.69 four stars
Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee (FL) 90.99 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines
33158 Ute Avenue
Waukee, IA 50263
tel: (515) 987-0899
fax: (515) 987-3619
EIN: 42-0835321

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Board Leadership

Michael Wolnerman
President

CEO

Sharon Goldford
Executive Director

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