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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

85.69

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

Board Leadership
Elisa Schindler Frankel
President

CEO
Dara Kaufman
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.69
  Financial 83.03
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

83.03

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 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)
69.8%
  Administrative Expenses 13.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.99
  Program Expenses Growth 2.9%
  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) 85.69
Jewish Community of Louisville (KY) 91.36
Jewish Federation of Delaware (DE) 95.99
Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia (PA) 89.32
Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor (MI) 96.66

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,032,059
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,032,059
   Program Service Revenue $93,091
Total Primary Revenue $1,125,150
   Other Revenue $179,700
TOTAL REVENUE $1,304,850
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $784,695
   Administrative Expenses $169,108
   Fundraising Expenses $177,333
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,131,136
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $173,714
   
Net Assets $3,234,400

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 $290,533 37.0%
Berkshire Jewish Voice Newspaper $117,000 14.9%
Older Adult Kosher Hot Meal Program $109,517 14.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 85.69
2018-12 05/01/2020 85.60
2017-12 04/01/2019 87.71
2016-12 02/01/2018 82.89
2015-12 02/01/2017 82.54
2014-12 06/01/2016 79.37
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 77.73
2013-12 03/01/2015 81.88

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$115,000 10.16% Dara Kaufman Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jewish Federation of the Berkshires (MA) 85.69
Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor (MI) 96.66
Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County (FL) 91.05
Jewish Federation of St. Louis (MO) 88.15
Jewish Federation of Greater Naples (FL) 91.09

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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

Elisa Schindler Frankel
President

CEO

Dara Kaufman
Executive Director

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