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Jewish Council for Public Affairs

Repairing the World Through Jewish Activism

one star

65.93

25 Broadway Suite 1700
New York, NY 10004
tel: (212) 684-6950   Web Site
EIN: 13-1624104

Board Leadership
Michael Fromm
Chair

CEO
David Bernstein
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 65.93 one star
  Financial 59.45 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 74.00 two stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1944, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) works to serve as the representative voice of the organized American Jewish community in addressing the principal mandate of the Jewish community relations field, expressed in three interrelated goals: to safeguard the rights of Jews here and around the world; to dedicate ourselves to the safety and security of the state of Israel; and to protect, preserve and promote a just American society, one that is democratic and pluralistic, one that furthers harmonious interreligious, inter ethnic, interracial and other intergroup relations.

Founded in 1944, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) works to serve as the representative voice of the organized American Jewish community in addressing the principal mandate of the Jewish community relations field, expressed in three interrelated goals: to safeguard the rights of Jews here and around the world; to dedicate ourselves to the safety and security of the state of Israel; and to protect, preserve and promote a just American society, one that is democratic and pluralistic, one that furthers harmonious interreligious, inter ethnic, interracial and other intergroup relations.

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Financial

one star

59.45

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

74.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
65.6%
  Administrative Expenses 21.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.07
  Program Expenses Growth -14.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 77.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jewish Council for Public Affairs on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jewish Council for Public Affairs on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jewish Council for Public Affairs (NY) 65.93 one star
Encore.org (CA) 91.15 four stars
American Youth Policy Forum (DC) 91.99 four stars
Mackinac Center for Public Policy (MI) 92.92 four stars
NALEO Educational Fund (CA) 91.11 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,191,971
   Federated Campaigns $506,964
   Membership Dues $439,970
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,138,905
   Program Service Revenue $241,103
Total Primary Revenue $2,380,008
   Other Revenue $18,187
TOTAL REVENUE $2,398,195
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,538,155
   Administrative Expenses $598,156
   Fundraising Expenses $244,641
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,380,952
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $17,243
   
Net Assets $223,369

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
Field Education and Training $856,066 55.7%
Resetting the Table $528,934 34.4%
Criminal Justice Initiative $153,155 10.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 65.93 one star
2017-12 07/01/2019 70.25 two stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 72.38 two stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 70.72 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 75.87 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 10/01/2015 82.07 three stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 79.95 two stars
2012-12 02/01/2015 82.63 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 13-1624104
Name in IRS Master File JEWISH COUNCIL FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
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 July, 1953
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
$199,236 8.36% David Bernstein President and CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jewish Council for Public Affairs (NY) 65.93 one star
Middle East Forum (PA) 92.46 four stars
American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (DC) 87.64 three stars
State Policy Network (VA) 90.52 four stars
Tobin Project (MA) 87.60 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Jewish Council for Public Affairs
25 Broadway
Suite 1700
New York, NY 10004
tel: (212) 684-6950
fax: (212) 686-1353
EIN: 13-1624104

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Board Leadership

Michael Fromm
Chair

CEO

David Bernstein
President

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