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Human Services : Social Services

Ahavas Tzedaka

Caring for Lakewood Families in need

one star

55.15

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

CEO
Robert Shanik
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 55.15 one star
  Financial 79.46 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 40.00 zero star
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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

two stars

79.46

Accountability & Transparency

zero star

40.00

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)
81.3%
  Administrative Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.08
  Program Expenses Growth 3.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.1%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ahavas Tzedaka (NJ) 55.15 one star
Irving Cares (TX) 90.48 four stars
Community Services League (MO) 94.61 four stars
Rockwall County Helping Hands (TX) 85.89 three stars
Interfaith Community Services of Pima County (AZ) 98.23 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,878,560
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,878,560
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,878,560
   Other Revenue $0
TOTAL REVENUE $1,878,560
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,426,620
   Administrative Expenses $139,224
   Fundraising Expenses $237,392
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,803,236
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $75,324
   
Net Assets $147,412

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 $1,255,672 88.0%
Promoting Reading and Literacy $170,948 12.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 55.15 one star
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 -- Robert Shanik President
Other Salaries of Note
$57,500 3.18% Nechama Schreiber Vice President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ahavas Tzedaka (NJ) 55.15 one star
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Cincinnati (OH) 93.91 four stars
Community Services Agency (CA) 91.95 four stars
Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IL) 89.24 three stars
ECHO (Everyone Cooperating to Help Others) (WI) 93.91 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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CEO

Robert Shanik
President

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