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Keren Or

Jerusalem Center for Blind Children with Multiple Disabilities

four stars

92.15

350 Seventh Avenue Suite 1004
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 279-4070   Web Site
EIN: 13-5655186

Board Leadership
Eliot Lauer
Chairman

CEO
Elizabeth David-Dembrowsky
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.15 four stars
  Financial 89.65 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Keren Or (Hebrew for ray of light), located in Jerusalem, is the only center of its kind in the world under Jewish auspices devoted exclusively to the care and rehabilitation of blind and low vision children who are also either physically or mentally disabled. Our state-of-the-art facilities, dedicated staff, and individualized therapy programs allow each of our over 100 students to reach his or her maximum potential. Keren Or is a model for similar institutions for the blind and disabled around the world.

Keren Or (Hebrew for ray of light), located in Jerusalem, is the only center of its kind in the world under Jewish auspices devoted exclusively to the care and rehabilitation of blind and low vision children who are also either physically or mentally disabled. Our state-of-the-art facilities, dedicated staff, and individualized therapy programs allow each of our over 100 students to reach his or her maximum potential. Keren Or is a model for similar institutions for the blind and disabled around the world.

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Financial

three stars

89.65

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
83.8%
  Administrative Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.50
  Program Expenses Growth -21.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Keren Or on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Keren Or on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Keren Or (NY) 92.15 four stars
VisionCorps (PA) 96.46 four stars
The Chicago Lighthouse (IL) 91.07 four stars
National Federation of the Blind (MD) 90.16 four stars
Anchor Center for Blind Children (CO) 88.04 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,762,183
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $304,076
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $908,000
Total Contributions $2,974,259
   Program Service Revenue $112,000
Total Primary Revenue $3,086,259
   Other Revenue $412
TOTAL REVENUE $3,086,671
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,319,088
   Administrative Expenses $236,373
   Fundraising Expenses $265,381
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,820,842
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $265,829
   
Net Assets $8,132,664

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
Residential and Education Center $2,319,088 100.0%

Ratings History
Keren Or has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 92.15 four stars
2017-12 04/01/2020 92.92 four stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 92.61 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 90.71 four stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 89.39 three stars
2014-12 07/01/2016 92.33 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.44 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 96.40 four stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 91.94 four stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 92.57 four stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 88.66 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 94.15 four stars
2009-12 10/01/2011 91.89 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 89.15 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 95.03 four stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 96.75 four stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 89.07 three stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 90.63 four stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 77.40 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 13-5655186
Name in IRS Master File KEREN-OR INC
NTEE Code B28
NTEE Classification Specialized Education Institutions
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(927) Fundraising
(160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
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 July, 1958
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
$153,339 5.43% Elizabeth Dembrowsky Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Keren Or (NY) 92.15 four stars
Penrickton Center for Blind Children (MI) 86.11 three stars
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CA) 93.57 four stars
JBI International (NY) 89.94 three stars
The Chicago Lighthouse (IL) 91.07 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Keren Or
350 Seventh Avenue
Suite 1004
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 279-4070
fax: (212) 279-4043
EIN: 13-5655186

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Board Leadership

Eliot Lauer
Chairman

CEO

Elizabeth David-Dembrowsky
Executive Director

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