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Community Development : Jewish Federations (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

Jewish Federation of Cleveland

Promoting the well-being of the Jewish community

three stars

89.27

Mandel Building 25701 Science Park Drive
Cleveland, OH 44122
tel: (216) 593-2900   Web Site
EIN: 34-0714445

Board Leadership
J. David Heller
Board Chair

CEO
Erika B. Rudin-Luria
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.27 three stars
  Financial 90.73 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland seeks to promote the well-being of our community, its members, and Jews throughout the world; enhance the continuity, security, and unity of the Jewish community; increase understanding of Jewish values and their application to improve people's lives; encourage our members to fulfill the responsibility of tikkun olam, to make the world a better place; support Israel as a Jewish and democratic state; and promote collective action by individuals and organizations to advance these purposes. Together, we serve the needs of more than 60,000 people living in the local Jewish and Greater Cleveland communities, as well as thousands of individuals and families in Israel and the former Soviet Union, and in more than 60 countries worldwide.

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland seeks to promote the well-being of our community, its members, and Jews throughout the world; enhance the continuity, security, and unity of the Jewish community; increase understanding of Jewish values and their application to improve people's lives; encourage our members to fulfill the responsibility of tikkun olam, to make the world a better place; support Israel as a Jewish and democratic state; and promote collective action by individuals and organizations to advance these purposes. Together, we serve the needs of more than 60,000 people living in the local Jewish and Greater Cleveland communities, as well as thousands of individuals and families in Israel and the former Soviet Union, and in more than 60 countries worldwide.

Financial

four stars

90.73

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

88.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
88.1%
  Administrative Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.97
  Program Expenses Growth -2.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jewish Federation of Cleveland on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jewish Federation of Cleveland on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jewish Federation of Cleveland (OH) 89.27 three stars
Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County (FL) 91.05 four stars
Jewish Federation and Family Services of Orange County (CA) 89.57 three stars
The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore (MD) 96.24 four stars
Milwaukee Jewish Federation (WI) 93.94 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $68,153,704
   Federated Campaigns $1,559,585
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $13,043,808
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $82,757,097
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $82,757,097
   Other Revenue $13,231,454
TOTAL REVENUE $95,988,551
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $68,581,807
   Administrative Expenses $4,059,477
   Fundraising Expenses $7,618,393
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $80,259,677
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $15,728,874
   
Net Assets $413,381,717

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
Allocations & Grants $62,778,238 91.5%
Indirect Services $4,318,900 6.3%
Direct Services $1,484,669 2.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/01/2020 89.27 three stars
2018-06 02/01/2020 91.51 four stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 91.31 four stars
2016-06 09/01/2017 88.54 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 88.14 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.80 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/22/2015 88.89 three stars
2013-06 03/01/2015 91.76 four stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 93.40 four stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 85.50 three stars
2010-06 10/01/2011 81.22 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 75.03 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 76.10 two stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 78.18 two stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 86.04 three stars
2006-06 04/01/2008 88.87 three stars
2005-06 12/01/2006 88.75 three stars
2004-06 11/01/2005 89.60 three stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 80.32 three stars
2002-06 10/01/2003 88.50 three 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 34-0714445
Name in IRS Master File JEWISH FEDERATION OF CLEVELAND
NTEE Code T70
NTEE Classification Fund Raising Organizations That Cross Categories
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (600) Community Chest, United Way, etc.
(59) Other school related activities
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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, 1952
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$654,895 0.81% Stephen H. Hoffman President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jewish Federation of Cleveland (OH) 89.27 three stars
Jewish Federation of Jacksonville (FL) 90.58 four stars
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh (PA) 96.66 four stars
Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island (RI) 91.63 four stars
Jewish Community of Louisville (KY) 91.36 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Jewish Federation of Cleveland
Mandel Building
25701 Science Park Drive
Cleveland, OH 44122
tel: (216) 593-2900
fax: (216) 593-2901
EIN: 34-0714445

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Board Leadership

J. David Heller
Board Chair

CEO

Erika B. Rudin-Luria
President

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