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International : Development and Relief Services

JASS (Just Associates)

Building women's collective power for justice

87.60

1900 L Street NW #504
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 232-1211   Web Site
EIN: 06-1597668

Board Leadership
Joanne Sandler and Awino Okech
Co-Chairs

CEO
Shereen Essof
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.60
  Financial 86.35
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Just Associates (JASS) is dedicated to strengthening the voice, visibility, and collective organizing power of women to create a just, sustainable world for all. Our feminist movement-building and popular education strategies combine innovative learning, organizing, communications and action that equip and energize activists, expand alliances and mobilize women's movements for greater political influence and to ensure the safety of activists in an increasingly risky world. Founded in 2002 as a community of practice by activists, popular educators and scholars from 13 countries, JASS generates cutting-edge knowledge about power, movements and change to shape the theory, practice and policies for advancing women's rights and democratic change. Working with women and diverse organizations in 27 countries, JASS' agile regional and international structure and processes are designed to support grassroots organizing as well as local-to-global solidarity and action, placing frontline activists and agendas at the heart of our social justice work.

Just Associates (JASS) is dedicated to strengthening the voice, visibility, and collective organizing power of women to create a just, sustainable world for all. Our feminist movement-building and popular education strategies combine innovative learning, organizing, communications and action that equip and energize activists, expand alliances and mobilize women's movements for greater political influence and to ensure the safety of activists in an increasingly risky world. Founded in 2002 as a community of practice by activists, popular educators and scholars from 13 countries, JASS generates cutting-edge knowledge about power, movements and change to shape the theory, practice and policies for advancing women's rights and democratic change. Working with women and diverse organizations in 27 countries, JASS' agile regional and international structure and processes are designed to support grassroots organizing as well as local-to-global solidarity and action, placing frontline activists and agendas at the heart of our social justice work.

Financial

86.35

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

This rating was published 03/01/2021 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)
81.0%
  Administrative Expenses 14.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.53
  Program Expenses Growth -2.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by JASS (Just Associates) on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by JASS (Just Associates) on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
JASS (Just Associates) (DC) 87.60
Global Hope Network International (FL) 87.51
Trinity HOPE (TN) 97.74
Mercy Without Limits (KS) 94.74
Health Equity International (MA) 92.50

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $961,635
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $961,635
   Program Service Revenue $265,426
Total Primary Revenue $1,227,061
   Other Revenue $15,905
TOTAL REVENUE $1,242,966
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,540,120
   Administrative Expenses $494,166
   Fundraising Expenses $142,685
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,176,971
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,934,005
   
Net Assets $4,993,702

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
Meso America $856,275 33.7%
Southern Africa $820,504 32.3%
Cross Regional Knowledge $455,989 18.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 03/01/2021 87.60
2019-12 02/01/2021 79.23
2018-12 11/01/2019 92.21
2018-12 10/01/2019 86.55
2018-12 09/03/2019 81.61
2017-12 03/01/2019 90.86
2016-12 02/01/2018 91.86
2015-12 09/01/2017 91.62

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

EIN 06-1597668
Name in IRS Master File JUST ASSOCIATES INC
NTEE Code R24
NTEE Classification Women's Rights
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Educational 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 January, 2001
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
$112,000 3.52% Lisa Veneklasen Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
JASS (Just Associates) (DC) 87.60
Trinity HOPE (TN) 97.74
Esperança (AZ) 98.23
Rafiki Foundation (FL) 93.21
Ezra International (FL) 94.23

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Charity Contact Info

JASS (Just Associates)
1900 L Street NW
#504
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 232-1211
fax: (202) 232-4715
EIN: 06-1597668

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Board Leadership

Joanne Sandler and Awino Okech
Co-Chairs

CEO

Shereen Essof
Executive Director

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