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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Keshet

Working for the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Jews in Jewish life

three stars

89.42

284 Amory Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
tel: (617) 524-9227   Web Site
EIN: 48-1278664

Board Leadership
B. Andrew Zelermyer
Chair

CEO
Idit Klein
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.42 three stars
  Financial 85.35 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Keshet is a national grassroots organization that works for the full equality and inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Jews in Jewish life. Led and supported by LGBT Jews and straight allies, Keshet strives to cultivate the spirit and practice of inclusion in all parts of the Jewish community. We began as a small, grassroots group working for change in the Greater Boston area, and we are now a national organization with offices in the Bay Area and Denver, in addition to our national office in Boston.

Keshet is a national grassroots organization that works for the full equality and inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Jews in Jewish life. Led and supported by LGBT Jews and straight allies, Keshet strives to cultivate the spirit and practice of inclusion in all parts of the Jewish community. We began as a small, grassroots group working for change in the Greater Boston area, and we are now a national organization with offices in the Bay Area and Denver, in addition to our national office in Boston.

Financial

three stars

85.35

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
77.5%
  Administrative Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.25
  Program Expenses Growth 11.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Keshet on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Keshet on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Keshet (MA) 89.42 three stars
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice (NY) 91.45 four stars
Basic Rights Education Fund (OR) 86.84 three stars
The Trevor Project (CA) 93.19 four stars
Human Rights Campaign Foundation (DC) 91.04 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $860,094
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $860,094
   Program Service Revenue $25,856
Total Primary Revenue $885,950
   Other Revenue $322,041
TOTAL REVENUE $1,207,991
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,348,817
   Administrative Expenses $143,842
   Fundraising Expenses $257,826
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,750,485
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-542,494
   
Net Assets $430,970

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
Education $526,039 39.0%
San Francisco $404,645 30.0%
Boston $229,299 17.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 04/01/2017 89.42 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.81 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 92.47 four stars
2013-12 12/22/2014 83.33 three stars
2012-09 10/01/2014 87.54 three stars
2011-09 07/01/2013 82.26 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 48-1278664
Name in IRS Master File KESHET INC
NTEE Code R26
NTEE Classification Lesbian, Gay Rights
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
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 August, 2003
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • September, 2012

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$121,486 6.94% Idit Klein Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Keshet (MA) 89.42 three stars
Pride Foundation (WA) 90.26 four stars
OutRight Action International (NY) 90.71 four stars
Los Angeles LGBT Center (CA) 93.98 four stars
Basic Rights Education Fund (OR) 86.84 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Keshet
284 Amory Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
tel: (617) 524-9227
fax: (617) 524-9229
EIN: 48-1278664

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Board Leadership

B. Andrew Zelermyer
Chair

CEO

Idit Klein
Executive Director

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