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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Keshet

For LGBTQ equality in Jewish life

four stars

94.18

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

Board Leadership
Seth M. Marnin
Chair

CEO
Idit Klein
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.18 four stars
  Financial 92.34 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Keshet works for the full equality of all LGBTQ Jews and our families in Jewish life. We strengthen Jewish communities. We equip Jewish organizations with the skills and knowledge to build LGBTQ-affirming communities; create spaces in which all queer Jewish youth feel seen and valued; and advance LGBTQ rights nationwide.

Keshet works for the full equality of all LGBTQ Jews and our families in Jewish life. We strengthen Jewish communities. We equip Jewish organizations with the skills and knowledge to build LGBTQ-affirming communities; create spaces in which all queer Jewish youth feel seen and valued; and advance LGBTQ rights nationwide.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of people served by Keshet community partners
850,000
Number of Jewish professionals and lay leaders across the country who were trained by Keshet last year
5,000
Number of LGBTQ Jewish teens whose lives were enriched by Keshet programs last year
1,400
Percent of synagogues and Jewish organizations in Massachusetts that participated in Keshet's 2018 Yes On 3 campaign to uphold transgender rights
70
This impact information is current as of September 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

four stars

92.34

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
75.7%
  Administrative Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.01
  Program Expenses Growth 11.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.7%
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) 94.18 four stars
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network (CA) 85.88 three stars
SAGE (NY) 91.03 four stars
GLSEN (NY) 85.16 three stars
Affirmations (MI) 88.23 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,438,220
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,438,220
   Program Service Revenue $42,643
Total Primary Revenue $2,480,863
   Other Revenue $177,924
TOTAL REVENUE $2,658,787
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,792,810
   Administrative Expenses $285,842
   Fundraising Expenses $261,387
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,340,039
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $318,748
   
Net Assets $2,004,849

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
Developing Leadership Skills $494,175 27.6%
Education $438,269 24.4%
San Francisco $174,673 9.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 94.18 four stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 87.84 three stars
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$175,000 7.47% Idit Klein Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Keshet (MA) 94.18 four stars
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice (NY) 93.72 four stars
Pride Foundation (WA) 97.09 four stars
The New York City Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project (NY) 87.74 three stars
Affirmations (MI) 88.23 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

Seth M. Marnin
Chair

CEO

Idit Klein
President & CEO

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