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Human Services : Social Services

Project Ezrah

Ezrah means HELP

84.41

95 Cedar Lane Suite 12
Englewood, NJ 07631
tel: (201) 569-9047   Web Site
EIN: 56-2513843

Board Leadership
Aaron Wertentheil
President

CEO
Rachel Krich
Executive Director

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.41
  Financial 83.86
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Project Ezrah was formed in 2001 in response to the need of community members who were suffering from the international financial downturn. For these neighbors who were in dire need of help with basic and critical living expenses and/or personalized job search assistance, Project Ezrah was there to help. Since its inception, Ezrah has meant HELP in various and meaningful ways to thousands of Bergen County's community members. Project Ezrah's success is seen clearly in the results and effects of its work: the majority of Project Ezrah Employment candidates find meaningful employment and every Financial Management and Assistance client is rewarded with a greater proficiency and understanding of financial budgeting and management.

Project Ezrah was formed in 2001 in response to the need of community members who were suffering from the international financial downturn. For these neighbors who were in dire need of help with basic and critical living expenses and/or personalized job search assistance, Project Ezrah was there to help. Since its inception, Ezrah has meant HELP in various and meaningful ways to thousands of Bergen County's community members. Project Ezrah's success is seen clearly in the results and effects of its work: the majority of Project Ezrah Employment candidates find meaningful employment and every Financial Management and Assistance client is rewarded with a greater proficiency and understanding of financial budgeting and management.

Financial

83.86

Accountability & Transparency

85.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 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)
78.3%
  Administrative Expenses 11.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.70
  Program Expenses Growth 3.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Project Ezrah on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Project Ezrah on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Project Ezrah (NJ) 84.41
The Cara Program (dba Cara Collective) (IL) 91.26
Cincinnati Works (OH) 90.87
Per Scholas (NY) 93.41
Goodwill Industries of Southern NJ and Philadelphia (NJ) 89.86

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,020,544
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $713,509
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,734,053
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,734,053
   Other Revenue $6,176
TOTAL REVENUE $1,740,229
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,581,633
   Administrative Expenses $222,348
   Fundraising Expenses $184,530
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,988,511
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-248,282
   
Net Assets $1,421,109

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 Support Program $1,396,636 88.3%
Employment Program $184,997 11.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 84.41
2018-12 06/01/2020 74.52
2017-12 05/01/2019 74.45
2016-12 07/01/2018 75.30
2015-12 11/01/2017 73.42

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

EIN 56-2513843
Name in IRS Master File PROJECT EZRAH NEEDS INC
NTEE Code T30
NTEE Classification Public Foundations
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
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 January, 2006
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$174,185 8.75% Robert Hoenig Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Project Ezrah (NJ) 84.41
Delancey Street Foundation (CA) 88.29
Jobs for the Future (MA) 85.06
Goodwill of Silicon Valley (CA) 90.68
Urban Alliance (DC) 94.69

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Charity Contact Info

Project Ezrah
95 Cedar Lane
Suite 12
Englewood, NJ 07631
tel: (201) 569-9047
fax: (201) 569-0906
EIN: 56-2513843

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Board Leadership

Aaron Wertentheil
President

CEO

Rachel Krich
Executive Director

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