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International : Development and Relief Services (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

American Jewish World Service

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

four stars

90.91

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

Board Leadership
Bradley Abelow
Chair

CEO
Robert Bank
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.91 four stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

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Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
86.2%
  Administrative Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.80
  Program Expenses Growth -5.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Jewish World Service on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Jewish World Service on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Jewish World Service (NY) 90.91 four stars
Miracle Foundation (TX) 92.54 four stars
Childspring International (GA) 92.92 four stars
The Haitian Project (RI) 86.13 three stars
UNRWA USA National Committee (DC) 86.84 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $63,303,379
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $102,769
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $258,014
Total Contributions $63,664,162
   Program Service Revenue $233,328
Total Primary Revenue $63,897,490
   Other Revenue $844,182
TOTAL REVENUE $64,741,672
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $44,659,337
   Administrative Expenses $2,448,253
   Fundraising Expenses $5,346,816
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $52,454,406
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $12,287,266
   
Net Assets $49,395,107

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 $39,230,174 87.6%
Communications $3,193,641 7.1%
Strategic Learning, Research and Evaluation $2,333,996 5.2%

Ratings History
American Jewish World Service has received 10 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-04 08/01/2019 90.91 four stars
2017-04 12/01/2018 93.44 four stars
2016-04 07/01/2017 94.11 four stars
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

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, 2018
  • April, 2017
  • April, 2016
  • April, 2015
  • April, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$346,109 0.65% Robert Bank President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Jewish World Service (NY) 90.91 four stars
Samaritan's Feet (NC) 89.02 three stars
Spirit of America (VA) 96.83 four stars
ActionAid USA (DC) 85.32 three stars
Touch Foundation (NY) 89.06 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

Bradley Abelow
Chair

CEO

Robert Bank
President & CEO

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