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Human Services : Social Services

Ahavas Tzedaka

Caring for Lakewood Families in need

one star

55.89

816 Forest Avenue Lakewood, NJ 08701
tel: (732) 540-2972   Web Site
EIN: 22-3719783

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 55.89 one star
  Financial 82.98 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 40.00 zero star
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Ahavas Tzedakah's mission is to bring the community together and help local families. Ahavas Tzedakah is translated as "A Love for Charity." This means it's our passion to help others and keep giving. We identify families facing financial hardship due to challenging circumstances such as loss of employment, illness or family crisis, and provide them with basic needs in a discreet and dignified manner.

Ahavas Tzedakah's mission is to bring the community together and help local families. Ahavas Tzedakah is translated as "A Love for Charity." This means it's our passion to help others and keep giving. We identify families facing financial hardship due to challenging circumstances such as loss of employment, illness or family crisis, and provide them with basic needs in a discreet and dignified manner.

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Financial

three stars

82.98

Accountability & Transparency

zero star

40.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 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)
82.2%
  Administrative Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.04
  Program Expenses Growth 6.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ahavas Tzedaka on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ahavas Tzedaka on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ahavas Tzedaka (NJ) 55.89 one star
Interfaith Social Services (MA) 90.92 four stars
Leaven (WI) 90.50 four stars
United Ministries (SC) 91.13 four stars
East Cooper Community Outreach (SC) 93.75 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,730,958
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,730,958
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,730,958
   Other Revenue $0
TOTAL REVENUE $1,730,958
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,422,329
   Administrative Expenses $110,055
   Fundraising Expenses $200,968
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,733,352
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,394
   
Net Assets $72,088

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
Basic Necessities $1,287,842 90.5%
Promoting Reading and Literacy $134,487 9.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 05/01/2019 55.89 one star
2016-12 02/01/2018 56.16 one star
2015-12 08/01/2017 56.36 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 22-3719783
Name in IRS Master File AHAVAS TZEDAKA INC
NTEE Code P60
NTEE Classification Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 March, 2003
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
None reported -- Rochelle Shanik President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ahavas Tzedaka (NJ) 55.89 one star
ICNA Relief USA (NY) 96.46 four stars
Daystar Life Center (FL) 95.28 four stars
May Dugan Center (OH) 90.94 four stars
Community Service Society of New York (NY) 91.64 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Ahavas Tzedaka
816 Forest Avenue
Lakewood, NJ 08701
tel: (732) 540-2972
EIN: 22-3719783

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