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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

91.28

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 91.28 four stars
  Financial 94.43 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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

94.43

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
82.0%
  Administrative Expenses 14.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.72
  Program Expenses Growth 2.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.1%
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) 91.28 four stars
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley (CA) 94.47 four stars
Memphis Jewish Federation (TN) 86.42 three stars
Jewish Federation of Greater Portland (OR) 93.28 four stars
Jewish Community Federation of Greater Chattanooga (TN) 90.85 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $680,876
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $9,310
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $832,689
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,522,875
   Program Service Revenue $351,565
Total Primary Revenue $1,874,440
   Other Revenue $48,251
TOTAL REVENUE $1,922,691
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,777,968
   Administrative Expenses $323,076
   Fundraising Expenses $74,191
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,175,235
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-252,544
   
Net Assets $5,184,196

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 $541,626 30.5%
Operating Caspe Terrace Building $497,685 28.0%
Philanthropic, Cultural, and Educational Activities $309,363 17.4%

Ratings History
Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
$112,539 5.17% Sharon Goldford Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines (IA) 91.28 four stars
Jewish Federation of Rockland County (NY) 90.86 four stars
Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County (CT) 96.06 four stars
Iranian American Jewish Federation of New York (NY) 94.70 four stars
The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore (MD) 97.03 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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