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Community Development : Jewish Federations (Grantmaking)

Good People Fund

Repairing the world

four stars

92.74

384 Wyoming Avenue Millburn, NJ 07041
tel: (973) 761-0580   Web Site
EIN: 26-1887249

Board Leadership
Rabbi Gordon Fuller
Chair

CEO
Naomi Eisenberger
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.74 four stars
  Financial 92.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Good People Fund, inspired by the Jewish concept of tikkun olam (repairing the world), responds to significant problems such as poverty, disability, trauma and social isolation, primarily in the United States and Israel. We provide financial support, guidance and mentoring to charitable activities of modest proportions that are undertaken by Good People acting singly or in small groups. Target endeavors are those that, by their personal scale and often-unusual nature, might otherwise find it difficult to attract sufficient support. We serve as a means for donors to reach many groups and individual needs and act as an instigator of good, inspiring people to do tikkun olam and tzedakah (to do the right thing by giving) responsibly and regularly.

The Good People Fund, inspired by the Jewish concept of tikkun olam (repairing the world), responds to significant problems such as poverty, disability, trauma and social isolation, primarily in the United States and Israel. We provide financial support, guidance and mentoring to charitable activities of modest proportions that are undertaken by Good People acting singly or in small groups. Target endeavors are those that, by their personal scale and often-unusual nature, might otherwise find it difficult to attract sufficient support. We serve as a means for donors to reach many groups and individual needs and act as an instigator of good, inspiring people to do tikkun olam and tzedakah (to do the right thing by giving) responsibly and regularly.

Financial

four stars

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 07/01/2018 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)
94.1%
  Administrative Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.14
  Program Expenses Growth 6.7%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Good People Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Good People Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Good People Fund (NJ) 92.74 four stars
Jewish Federation of Delaware (DE) 97.79 four stars
Jewish Federation of Cincinnati (OH) 93.78 four stars
Minneapolis Jewish Federation (MN) 87.40 three stars
Greensboro Jewish Federation (NC) 92.02 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,657,990
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,657,990
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,657,990
   Other Revenue $476
TOTAL REVENUE $1,658,466
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,570,592
   Administrative Expenses $50,231
   Fundraising Expenses $45,591
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,666,414
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-7,948
   
Net Assets $246,399

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
Financial & Operational Support $1,517,805 96.6%
Educational Assistance $52,787 3.4%

Ratings History
Good People Fund has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 07/01/2018 92.74 four stars
2016-06 07/01/2017 94.69 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 93.98 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 89.99 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 26-1887249
Name in IRS Master File GOOD PEOPLE FUND INC
NTEE Code Q30
NTEE Classification International Development, Relief Services
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 December, 2008
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$75,411 4.52% Naomi Eisenberger Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Good People Fund (NJ) 92.74 four stars
Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle (WA) 90.64 four stars
Jewish Federation of Jacksonville (FL) 85.91 three stars
Milwaukee Jewish Federation (WI) 90.48 four stars
Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul (MN) 86.84 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Good People Fund
384 Wyoming Avenue
Millburn, NJ 07041
tel: (973) 761-0580
fax: (973) 275-0346
EIN: 26-1887249

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Board Leadership

Rabbi Gordon Fuller
Chair

CEO

Naomi Eisenberger
Executive Director

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