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MEOR

Inspiring, educating, and empowering a new generation

two stars

74.54

1560 Broadway, Suite 1005 New York, NY 10036
tel: (800) 284-4110   Web Site
EIN: 51-0430002

Board Leadership
Thomas Steinberg
Chairman

CEO
Rabbi Beryl Gershenfeld
Founder and President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 74.54 two stars
  Financial 69.43 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The primary mission of MEOR Heritage Foundation is Jewish education on university campuses. MEOR has developed campus programming that is sophisticated, relevant and personal. It has created a staff of dynamic and personal scholars to be available on over 20 campuses to talk, teach and discuss with individual students. Its exciting and creative Maimonides Leadership Fellowship program creates Jewish literacy, communal bonding and develops student leaders through a ten week classroom and experiential learning curriculum. MEOR has expanded the classroom with its exciting international trips that enable students to broaden their Jewish horizons and Jewish knowledge around the globe. MEOR's programming seeks to create Jewish lives of meaning and merit and develop a new generation of leaders.

The primary mission of MEOR Heritage Foundation is Jewish education on university campuses. MEOR has developed campus programming that is sophisticated, relevant and personal. It has created a staff of dynamic and personal scholars to be available on over 20 campuses to talk, teach and discuss with individual students. Its exciting and creative Maimonides Leadership Fellowship program creates Jewish literacy, communal bonding and develops student leaders through a ten week classroom and experiential learning curriculum. MEOR has expanded the classroom with its exciting international trips that enable students to broaden their Jewish horizons and Jewish knowledge around the globe. MEOR's programming seeks to create Jewish lives of meaning and merit and develop a new generation of leaders.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of overall donors
2,109
This impact information is current as of October 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

one star

69.43

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
87.3%
  Administrative Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth -0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 200.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by MEOR on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by MEOR on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
MEOR (NY) 74.54 two stars
Interface Ministries (GA) 91.87 four stars
DiscipleMakers (PA) 94.16 four stars
Interfaith Youth Core (IL) 92.15 four stars
Hillel of Greater Philadelphia (PA) 85.66 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,558,623
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,302,191
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,860,814
   Program Service Revenue $256,831
Total Primary Revenue $6,117,645
   Other Revenue $-221,104
TOTAL REVENUE $5,896,541
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,949,397
   Administrative Expenses $429,595
   Fundraising Expenses $350,571
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,729,563
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $166,978
   
Net Assets $-549,515

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
Financial Support for Educational Programming $4,364,977 88.2%
Travel and Lodging for Students $584,420 11.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 09/03/2019 74.54 two stars
2017-08 02/01/2019 78.94 two stars
2016-08 11/01/2017 80.77 three stars
2015-08 07/01/2016 79.66 two stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 72.10 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 11/01/2015 55.46 one star
2013-08 06/01/2014 59.73 one star
2011-12 07/01/2013 67.63 one star
2010-12 04/01/2012 69.79 one star

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

EIN 51-0430002
Name in IRS Master File MEOR INC
NTEE Code B82
NTEE Classification Scholarships, Student Financial Aid Services, Awards
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 November, 2002
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, 2018
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Rabbi Beryl Gershenfeld President
Other Salaries of Note
$60,514 1.05% Joseph Lutch Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
MEOR (NY) 74.54 two stars
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA (WI) 89.63 three stars
Interface Ministries (GA) 91.87 four stars
Interfaith Youth Core (IL) 92.15 four stars
International Friendships, Inc. (OH) 88.53 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

MEOR
1560 Broadway, Suite 1005
New York, NY 10036
tel: (800) 284-4110
EIN: 51-0430002

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 279
Pamona, NY 10970

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Board Leadership

Thomas Steinberg
Chairman

CEO

Rabbi Beryl Gershenfeld
Founder and President

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