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International : Development and Relief Services (Grantmaking)

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

Touching lives, transforming communities

four stars

96.37

220 East 42nd Street New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 687-6200   Web Site
EIN: 13-1656634

Board Leadership
Stanley A. Rabin
Chairman of the Board

CEO
David M. Schizer
Executive Vice President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.37 four stars
  Financial 94.88 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1914, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) has given global expression to the principle that all Jews are responsible for one another. Working today in over 70 countries, JDC acts on behalf of North America's Jewish communities and others to rescue Jews in danger, provide relief to those in distress, revitalize overseas Jewish communities, and help Israel overcome the social challenges of its most vulnerable citizens. JDC also provides non-sectarian emergency relief and long-term development assistance worldwide.

Since 1914, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) has given global expression to the principle that all Jews are responsible for one another. Working today in over 70 countries, JDC acts on behalf of North America's Jewish communities and others to rescue Jews in danger, provide relief to those in distress, revitalize overseas Jewish communities, and help Israel overcome the social challenges of its most vulnerable citizens. JDC also provides non-sectarian emergency relief and long-term development assistance worldwide.

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Financial

four stars

94.88

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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)
88.0%
  Administrative Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.18
  Program Expenses Growth 8.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (NY) 96.37 four stars
Grassroot Soccer (NH) 96.26 four stars
Mano a Mano International (MN) 95.19 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $209,093,077
   Federated Campaigns $50,834,598
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $1,140,000
   Government Grants $42,156,106
Total Contributions $303,223,781
   Program Service Revenue $3,758,878
Total Primary Revenue $306,982,659
   Other Revenue $25,914,186
TOTAL REVENUE $332,896,845
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $279,865,050
   Administrative Expenses $26,090,284
   Fundraising Expenses $11,146,862
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $317,102,196
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $15,794,649
   
Net Assets $393,994,076

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
Relief, Welfare, and Health $173,347,141 61.9%
Social Development and Strengthening Jewish Life $42,486,327 15.2%
Empowerment and Training $38,509,109 13.8%
All Other Programs $14,371,933 5.1%

Ratings History
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 05/01/2019 96.37 four stars
2016-12 12/01/2017 92.92 four stars
2015-12 10/01/2017 89.02 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 86.84 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.65 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 94.39 four stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 96.20 four stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 96.56 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 93.49 four stars
2009-12 10/01/2011 92.96 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 92.41 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 85.98 three stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 97.10 four stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 96.45 four stars
2006-12 07/01/2008 95.70 four stars
2005-12 07/01/2007 88.67 three stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 99.21 four stars
2003-12 05/01/2005 99.27 four 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 13-1656634
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN JEWISH JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE INC
NTEE Code Q33
NTEE Classification International Relief
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (902) Emergency or disaster aid fund
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 April, 1933
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
$882,621 0.27% David Schizer Chief Executive Officer

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American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (NY) 96.37 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
220 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 687-6200
EIN: 13-1656634

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Board Leadership

Stanley A. Rabin
Chairman of the Board

CEO

David M. Schizer
Executive Vice President & CEO

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