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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

88.48

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 88.48
  Financial 84.00
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 11/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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.

Financial

84.00

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 11/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
81.5%
  Administrative Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.02
  Program Expenses Growth -13.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.9%
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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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $43,419,054
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $585,474
Total Contributions $44,004,528
   Program Service Revenue $208,072
Total Primary Revenue $44,212,600
   Other Revenue $239,778
TOTAL REVENUE $44,452,378
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $33,089,643
   Administrative Expenses $2,992,145
   Fundraising Expenses $6,433,740
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $42,515,528
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,936,850
   
Net Assets $47,372,566

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 $27,688,772 83.2%
Communications $3,234,256 9.7%
Strategic Learning, Research and Evaluation $2,348,463 7.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-04 11/01/2021 88.48
2019-04 06/01/2020 90.82
2018-04 08/01/2019 90.91
2017-04 12/01/2018 93.44
2016-04 07/01/2017 94.11
2015-04 06/01/2016 94.37
 
CN 2.0
2015-04 04/07/2016 92.45
2013-12 03/01/2016 96.58
2013-12 06/01/2015 96.10
2012-12 04/01/2014 93.90
2011-12 02/01/2013 95.53
2010-12 03/01/2012 97.19
2009-12 09/20/2011 95.46
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/22/2010 93.58
2008-12 10/01/2009 92.94
2007-12 06/01/2009 88.16
2006-12 10/01/2007 96.00
2005-12 12/01/2006 93.38
2004-12 11/01/2005 96.30
2003-12 09/01/2004 93.39

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • April, 2018
  • April, 2017
  • April, 2016
  • April, 2015
  • April, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$355,920 0.83% Robert Bank President & CEO

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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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