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Community Development : Jewish Federations (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

Jewish United Fund of Chicago

Together for good

four stars

93.63

30 South Wells Street Room 3134
Chicago, IL 60606
tel: (312) 346-6700   Web Site
EIN: 36-2167034

Board Leadership
Andrew Hochberg
Chairman

CEO
Lonnie Nasatir
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.63 four stars
  Financial 91.51 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Jewish United Fund amplifies our collective strength to make the world a better place--for everyone. Community-powered, we consider the totality of local and global Jewish needs and how to address them. From generation to generation, we help people connect to Jewish life and values, fueling a dynamic, enduring community that comes together for good. We connect our community to the epic moments in Jewish life, invigorating a Jewish heritage that honors the past and hopes for the future. We assist people in need to overcome life's challenges, transforming daily life for over 500,000 Chicagoans of all faiths. We support Israel and the Jewish people worldwide, advocating on key issues and providing humanitarian assistance for millions. We respond quickly to crisis situations, mobilizing resources and rushing aid to communities in distress worldwide. We maximize impact, generating ROI on the community's philanthropy through smart stewardship of collective resources.

The Jewish United Fund amplifies our collective strength to make the world a better place--for everyone. Community-powered, we consider the totality of local and global Jewish needs and how to address them. From generation to generation, we help people connect to Jewish life and values, fueling a dynamic, enduring community that comes together for good. We connect our community to the epic moments in Jewish life, invigorating a Jewish heritage that honors the past and hopes for the future. We assist people in need to overcome life's challenges, transforming daily life for over 500,000 Chicagoans of all faiths. We support Israel and the Jewish people worldwide, advocating on key issues and providing humanitarian assistance for millions. We respond quickly to crisis situations, mobilizing resources and rushing aid to communities in distress worldwide. We maximize impact, generating ROI on the community's philanthropy through smart stewardship of collective resources.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
JUF Breakthrough Fund grants for innovative efforts to meet local human needs, engage Chicagoans Jewishly, and strengthen Jewish communities in Israel & overseas
1,014,320
This impact information is current as of January 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

91.51

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
82.9%
  Administrative Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.15
  Program Expenses Growth 3.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 42.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jewish United Fund of Chicago on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jewish United Fund of Chicago on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jewish United Fund of Chicago (IL) 93.63 four stars
The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore (MD) 97.03 four stars
Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County (CT) 96.06 four stars
Good People Fund (NJ) 94.69 four stars
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh (PA) 96.53 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $127,574,342
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $350,000
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $127,924,342
   Program Service Revenue $7,014,753
Total Primary Revenue $134,939,095
   Other Revenue $2,021,289
TOTAL REVENUE $136,960,384
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $84,217,678
   Administrative Expenses $9,416,894
   Fundraising Expenses $7,905,287
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $101,539,859
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $35,420,525
   
Net Assets $129,468,495

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
Grant Allocations (Local) $40,913,030 48.6%
Grant Allocations (Overseas) $36,100,427 42.9%
Community Relations $695,780 0.8%

Ratings History
Jewish United Fund of Chicago has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 10/01/2019 93.63 four stars
2016-12 12/01/2018 90.60 four stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 86.52 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.81 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 02/01/2016 88.89 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 88.53 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 88.53 three stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 88.60 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 85.40 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 92.53 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 85.80 three stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 83.52 three stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 85.45 three stars
2006-12 07/01/2008 88.26 three stars
2005-12 07/01/2007 71.71 two stars
2004-12 03/01/2006 73.15 two stars
2003-12 11/01/2004 73.47 two stars
2002-12 01/01/2004 83.42 three stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 78.93 two stars
2000-12 10/15/2002 79.00 two 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 36-2167034
Name in IRS Master File JEWISH UNITED FUND OF METROPOLITAN CHICAGO
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 (59) Other school related activities
(927) Fundraising
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 March, 1950
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$476,894 0.46% Steven B. Nasatir President $158,965
Other Salaries of Note
$497,108 0.48% David Brief Chief Investment Officer --

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jewish United Fund of Chicago (IL) 93.63 four stars
Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton (OH) 92.43 four stars
The Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey (NJ) 91.58 four stars
The Jewish Federation of Florida's Gulf Coast (FL) 89.24 three stars
Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City (KS) 96.52 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Jewish United Fund of Chicago
30 South Wells Street
Room 3134
Chicago, IL 60606
tel: (312) 346-6700
EIN: 36-2167034

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Board Leadership

Andrew Hochberg
Chairman

CEO

Lonnie Nasatir
President

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