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Human Services : Food Banks, Food Pantries, and Food Distribution

Yad Ezra

Feeding the Jewish hungry

three stars

89.23

2850 West 11 Mile Road Berkley, MI 48072
tel: (248) 548-3663   Web Site
EIN: 38-2904733

Board Leadership
Melvin Schwartz
President

CEO
Lea Luger
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.23 three stars
  Financial 84.78 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Yad Ezra opened its doors in 1990 with the purpose of providing kosher food to needy Jewish families in Southeastern Michigan. The founders of Yad Ezra learned that there were impoverished Jews living in the community who relied heavily on government assistance programs including food stamps. Yad Ezra was founded to alleviate some of our clients' financial burdens by distributing groceries on a monthly basis to families in need. During 1990, Yad Ezra served an average of 250 families every month. Current statistics indicate that we provide an average of 1,600 impoverished families (almost 3,300 individuals) with food, health care items and household goods every month. In addition, Yad Ezra distributes appropriate foods that help enhance the clients' celebration of every Jewish holiday.

Yad Ezra opened its doors in 1990 with the purpose of providing kosher food to needy Jewish families in Southeastern Michigan. The founders of Yad Ezra learned that there were impoverished Jews living in the community who relied heavily on government assistance programs including food stamps. Yad Ezra was founded to alleviate some of our clients' financial burdens by distributing groceries on a monthly basis to families in need. During 1990, Yad Ezra served an average of 250 families every month. Current statistics indicate that we provide an average of 1,600 impoverished families (almost 3,300 individuals) with food, health care items and household goods every month. In addition, Yad Ezra distributes appropriate foods that help enhance the clients' celebration of every Jewish holiday.

Financial

three stars

84.78

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 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)
87.9%
  Administrative Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.11
  Program Expenses Growth 1.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Yad Ezra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Yad Ezra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Yad Ezra (MI) 89.23 three stars
Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank (CA) 96.66 four stars
University District Food Bank (WA) 93.91 four stars
Houston Food Bank (TX) 95.83 four stars
Northwest Harvest (WA) 90.27 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,923,801
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $587,727
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,511,528
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,511,528
   Other Revenue $1,028,060
TOTAL REVENUE $3,539,588
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,204,569
   Administrative Expenses $177,846
   Fundraising Expenses $119,580
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,501,995
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,037,593
   
Net Assets $7,824,776

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
Provide Kosher Food Products $2,204,569 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 05/01/2021 89.23 three stars
2018-12 03/01/2020 87.37 three stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 86.78 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 88.07 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 90.11 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.32 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 92.24 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 92.50 four stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 94.24 four stars
2011-12 09/01/2013 88.68 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 87.91 three stars
2010-12 05/01/2012 90.35 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 86.96 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 88.00 three stars
2008-12 10/01/2010 87.38 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 38-2904733
Name in IRS Master File YAD EZRA INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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, 1990
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
$140,000 5.59% Lea Luger Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Yad Ezra (MI) 89.23 three stars
Flathead Food Bank (MT) 89.36 three stars
Alameda County Community Food Bank (CA) 90.24 four stars
Northern Illinois Food Bank (IL) 86.02 three stars
Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico (NM) 89.57 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Yad Ezra
2850 West 11 Mile Road
Berkley, MI 48072
tel: (248) 548-3663
fax: (248) 548-3207
EIN: 38-2904733

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Board Leadership

Melvin Schwartz
President

CEO

Lea Luger
Executive Director

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