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Community Development : Housing and Neighborhood Development

Jewish Council on Urban Affairs

Chicago's Jewish voice for social justice.

three stars

83.37

4700 North Ravenswood Avenue Suite B
Chicago, IL 60640
tel: (312) 663-0960   Web Site
EIN: 36-2538957

Board Leadership
Rabbi Fred Reeves
Board President

CEO
Judy Levey
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.37 three stars
  Financial 77.89 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Jewish Council on Urban Affairs is working to transform Chicago into a city free of poverty, racism and antisemitism, by mobilizing the Jewish community to be a powerful voice for economic and racial justice. For 55 years, we have worked in partnership with diverse coalitions and directly impacted communities to address the root causes of disparity and advocate for concrete improvements in people's lives. With a growing membership of nearly 2,000 Jews across Chicagoland, we bring a committed base to three main program areas: issue-based campaigns, youth engagement and community investment. JCUA is the only Jewish organization based in Chicago using a community organizing model to advance systemic change on domestic issues with a local focus.

The Jewish Council on Urban Affairs is working to transform Chicago into a city free of poverty, racism and antisemitism, by mobilizing the Jewish community to be a powerful voice for economic and racial justice. For 55 years, we have worked in partnership with diverse coalitions and directly impacted communities to address the root causes of disparity and advocate for concrete improvements in people's lives. With a growing membership of nearly 2,000 Jews across Chicagoland, we bring a committed base to three main program areas: issue-based campaigns, youth engagement and community investment. JCUA is the only Jewish organization based in Chicago using a community organizing model to advance systemic change on domestic issues with a local focus.

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Financial

two stars

77.89

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
71.1%
  Administrative Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.84
  Program Expenses Growth 4.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jewish Council on Urban Affairs on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jewish Council on Urban Affairs on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (IL) 83.37 three stars
Enlace Chicago (IL) 89.94 three stars
Hands On Atlanta (GA) 85.88 three stars
Family Independence Initiative (CA) 87.80 three stars
Asian Pacific Environmental Network (CA) 91.75 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $737,022
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $303,400
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,040,422
   Program Service Revenue $282,093
Total Primary Revenue $1,322,515
   Other Revenue $66,237
TOTAL REVENUE $1,388,752
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $698,947
   Administrative Expenses $103,127
   Fundraising Expenses $159,128
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $961,202
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $427,550
   
Net Assets $990,060

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
Community Organizing/Issue Campaigns $352,032 50.4%
Youth Engagement $142,431 20.4%
Community Investment $106,603 15.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 83.37 three stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 79.48 two stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 78.47 two stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 72.59 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 73.21 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 67.92 one star
2013-12 07/01/2015 69.09 one star
2012-12 10/01/2014 70.65 two stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 68.86 one star
2011-12 05/01/2013 72.78 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 36-2538957
Name in IRS Master File JEWISH COUNCIL ON URBAN AFFAIRS
NTEE Code S31
NTEE Classification Urban, Community Economic Development
NTEE Type Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (402) Other activity aimed t combating community deterioration
(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 June, 1966
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$95,615 9.94% Judith Levey Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (IL) 83.37 three stars
Center for Community Change (DC) 89.82 three stars
Jewish National Fund, United States (NY) 90.65 four stars
Initiative Foundation (MN) 87.96 three stars
Citizens Committee for New York City (NY) 93.05 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Jewish Council on Urban Affairs
4700 North Ravenswood Avenue
Suite B
Chicago, IL 60640
tel: (312) 663-0960
EIN: 36-2538957

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Board Leadership

Rabbi Fred Reeves
Board President

CEO

Judy Levey
Executive Director

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