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Community Development : Jewish Federations (Grantmaking)

Jewish Federation of Nashville & Middle Tennessee

The strength of a people. The power of community.

three stars

88.24

801 Percy Warner Boulevard Suite 102
Nashville, TN 37205
tel: (615) 356-3242   Web Site
EIN: 62-6077703

Board Leadership
Lisa Perlen
President

CEO
Eric Stillman
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.24 three stars
  Financial 92.84 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Jewish Federation of Nashville is the central voluntary communal organization of the Jewish community. Through its fund-raising, planning and community relations efforts, either independently or in partnership with other Jewish organizations, the Federation works to promote the general welfare, viability and cohesiveness of the Jewish community of Nashville and Middle Tennessee and to ensure the continuity of the Jewish people locally, in Israel and around the world.

The Jewish Federation of Nashville is the central voluntary communal organization of the Jewish community. Through its fund-raising, planning and community relations efforts, either independently or in partnership with other Jewish organizations, the Federation works to promote the general welfare, viability and cohesiveness of the Jewish community of Nashville and Middle Tennessee and to ensure the continuity of the Jewish people locally, in Israel and around the world.

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Financial

four stars

92.84

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

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)
81.8%
  Administrative Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.98
  Program Expenses Growth 4.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jewish Federation of Nashville & Middle Tennessee on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jewish Federation of Nashville & Middle Tennessee on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jewish Federation of Nashville & Middle Tennessee (TN) 88.24 three stars
The Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey (NJ) 91.58 four stars
Jewish Federation of San Antonio (TX) 85.10 three stars
Minneapolis Jewish Federation (MN) 86.47 three stars
Milwaukee Jewish Federation (WI) 96.20 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,126,762
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,126,762
   Program Service Revenue $183,707
Total Primary Revenue $3,310,469
   Other Revenue $1,689,174
TOTAL REVENUE $4,999,643
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,425,045
   Administrative Expenses $465,958
   Fundraising Expenses $626,711
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,517,714
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-518,071
   
Net Assets $30,563,479

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
Fund Distribution $3,590,145 81.1%
Jewish Education $575,256 13.0%
Monthly Newsletter $158,142 3.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 88.24 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 88.21 three stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 88.68 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 88.66 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.44 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 05/01/2015 86.44 three stars
2012-08 10/01/2013 81.47 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 62-6077703
Name in IRS Master File JEWISH FEDERATION OF NASHVILLE & MIDDLE TENNESSEE
NTEE Code T70
NTEE Classification Fund Raising Organizations That Cross Categories
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (927) Fundraising
(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 August, 1942
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$218,057 3.95% Mark Freedman Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jewish Federation of Nashville & Middle Tennessee (TN) 88.24 three stars
Jewish Federation of Cleveland (OH) 91.31 four stars
Jewish Federation of Tulsa (OK) 88.58 three stars
Jewish Federation of St. Louis (MO) 89.68 three stars
Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo (NY) 89.69 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Jewish Federation of Nashville & Middle Tennessee
801 Percy Warner Boulevard
Suite 102
Nashville, TN 37205
tel: (615) 356-3242
fax: (615) 352-0056
EIN: 62-6077703

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Board Leadership

Lisa Perlen
President

CEO

Eric Stillman
Executive Director

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