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Community Development : Jewish Federations (Grantmaking)

Good People Fund

Repairing the world-small actions, huge impacts

four stars

94.69

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 94.69 four stars
  Financial 92.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

four stars

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
94.6%
  Administrative Expenses 2.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.14
  Program Expenses Growth 10.5%
  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) 94.69 four stars
Jewish Federations of North America (NY) 89.86 three stars
Jewish Federation of Greater Portland (OR) 93.28 four stars
Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County (CT) 96.06 four stars
Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul (MN) 87.63 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,029,833
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,029,833
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,029,833
   Other Revenue $766
TOTAL REVENUE $2,030,599
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,927,551
   Administrative Expenses $37,184
   Fundraising Expenses $60,478
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,025,213
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,386
   
Net Assets $251,689

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 $1,927,551 100.0%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 94.69 four stars
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$77,910 3.84% Naomi Eisenberger Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Good People Fund (NJ) 94.69 four stars
Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County (CT) 96.06 four stars
Jewish Federation of Omaha (NE) 100.00 four stars
Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest NJ (NJ) 93.87 four stars
Jewish Federation of the Berkshires (MA) 87.71 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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