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International : Development and Relief Services (Fundraising)

American Jewish World Service

Alleviating poverty, hunger and disease among the people of the developing world

four stars

94.37

45 West 36th Street New York, NY 10018
tel: (800) 889-7146   Web Site
EIN: 22-2584370

Board Leadership
Kathleen Levin
Chair

CEO
Robert Bank
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.37 four stars
  Financial 92.64 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

92.64

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
86.6%
  Administrative Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.59
  Program Expenses Growth 4.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Jewish World Service on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Jewish World Service on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Jewish World Service (NY) 94.37 four stars
Children's HeartLink (MN) 89.60 three stars
Project Mercy (IN) 92.34 four stars
Life for Relief and Development (MI) 94.47 four stars
IHCF African Christian Hospitals (AR) 86.24 three stars

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Established in 1985, the American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is an international development organization motivated by Judaism's imperative to pursue justice. AJWS is dedicated to alleviating poverty, hunger and disease among the people of the developing world regardless of race, religion or nationality. Through grants to grassroots organizations, volunteer service, advocacy and education, AJWS fosters civil society, sustainable development and human rights for all people, while promoting the values and responsibilities of global citizenship within the Jewish community.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $57,396,314
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $11,940
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $57,408,254
   Program Service Revenue $347,512
Total Primary Revenue $57,755,766
   Other Revenue $403,050
TOTAL REVENUE $58,158,816
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $52,996,504
   Administrative Expenses $4,118,863
   Fundraising Expenses $4,371,866
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $61,487,233
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,328,417
   
Net Assets $34,435,487

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
International Programs Division: Grants $43,667,309 82.2%
National Program: Mobilize Community $5,476,783 10.3%
Communications $2,144,594 4.0%

Ratings History
American Jewish World Service has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-04 06/01/2016 94.37 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-04 04/07/2016 92.45 four stars
2013-12 03/01/2016 96.58 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 96.10 four stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 93.90 four stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 95.53 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 97.19 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 95.46 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/22/2010 93.58 four stars
2008-12 10/01/2009 92.94 four stars
2007-12 06/01/2009 88.16 three stars
2006-12 10/01/2007 96.00 four stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 93.38 four stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 96.30 four stars
2003-12 09/01/2004 93.39 four stars
2002-12 10/01/2003 93.70 four stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 96.13 four stars
2000-12 04/15/2002 96.04 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 22-2584370
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN JEWISH WORLD SERVICE INC
NTEE Code Q30
NTEE Classification International Development, Relief Services
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(902) Emergency or disaster aid fund
(910) Domestic organization with activities outside U.S.
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 August, 1994
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End April
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • April, 2015
  • April, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$330,849 0.53% Ruth Messinger President

Established in 1985, the American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is an international development organization motivated by Judaism's imperative to pursue justice. AJWS is dedicated to alleviating poverty, hunger and disease among the people of the developing world regardless of race, religion or nationality. Through grants to grassroots organizations, volunteer service, advocacy and education, AJWS fosters civil society, sustainable development and human rights for all people, while promoting the values and responsibilities of global citizenship within the Jewish community.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Jewish World Service (NY) 94.37 four stars
Project Mercy (IN) 92.34 four stars
Child Legacy International (TX) 95.05 four stars
World Pediatric Project (VA) 89.98 three stars
Catholic Relief Services (MD) 85.18 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Jewish World Service
45 West 36th Street
New York, NY 10018
tel: (800) 889-7146
fax: (212) 792-2930
EIN: 22-2584370

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Board Leadership

Kathleen Levin
Chair

CEO

Robert Bank
President & CEO

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