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Community Development : Jewish Federations

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires

Caring for those in need and nurturing and sustaining the Jewish community

three stars

85.60

196 South Street Pittsfield, MA 01201
tel: (413) 442-4360   Web Site
EIN: 04-2131409

Board Leadership
Judy Usow
President

CEO
Dara Kaufman
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.60 three stars
  Financial 82.87 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1954 and guided by our Jewish values, the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires brings together the Berkshire Jewish community to leverage its resources to care for Jews in need here and abroad, assure the continuity of the Jewish people, support a secure State of Israel, and mobilize on issues of concern to the local Berkshire community.

Founded in 1954 and guided by our Jewish values, the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires brings together the Berkshire Jewish community to leverage its resources to care for Jews in need here and abroad, assure the continuity of the Jewish people, support a secure State of Israel, and mobilize on issues of concern to the local Berkshire community.

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Financial

three stars

82.87

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
70.1%
  Administrative Expenses 13.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.74
  Program Expenses Growth 1.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jewish Federation of the Berkshires on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jewish Federation of the Berkshires on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jewish Federation of the Berkshires (MA) 85.60 three stars
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley (CA) 94.47 four stars
The Jewish Federation of Florida's Gulf Coast (FL) 89.24 three stars
Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford (CT) 93.77 four stars
Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta (GA) 96.17 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $998,593
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $998,593
   Program Service Revenue $79,277
Total Primary Revenue $1,077,870
   Other Revenue $136,110
TOTAL REVENUE $1,213,980
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $737,024
   Administrative Expenses $142,890
   Fundraising Expenses $171,903
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,051,817
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $162,163
   
Net Assets $2,872,318

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
Allocation of Funds $476,887 64.7%
Berkshire Jewish Voice Newspaper $137,787 18.7%
Older Adult Kosher Hot Meal Program $95,416 12.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 85.60 three stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 87.71 three stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 82.89 three stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 82.54 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 79.37 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 77.73 two stars
2013-12 03/01/2015 81.88 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 04-2131409
Name in IRS Master File JEWISH FEDERATION OF THE BERKSHIRES INC
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 (600) Community Chest, United Way, etc.
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, 1994
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
$101,139 9.61% Dara Kaufman Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jewish Federation of the Berkshires (MA) 85.60 three stars
Jewish Federation of St. Louis (MO) 91.91 four stars
Jewish Federation of Jacksonville (FL) 90.58 four stars
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley (CA) 94.47 four stars
Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis (IN) 92.07 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires
196 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
tel: (413) 442-4360
fax: (413) 443-6070
EIN: 04-2131409

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Board Leadership

Judy Usow
President

CEO

Dara Kaufman
Executive Director

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