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Community Development : Jewish Federations (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

Milwaukee Jewish Federation

Caring for the community

four stars

96.20

1360 North Prospect Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53202
tel: (414) 390-5700   Web Site
EIN: 39-0806312

Board Leadership
Andrea Schneider
Board Chair

CEO
Mary Rosenzweig
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.20 four stars
  Financial 94.63 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation is to ensure the continuity of the Jewish people, to enhance the quality of Jewish life and to build a strong unified Jewish community in Milwaukee, in Israel and throughout the world. In fulfilling its mission, the Federation is committed to the principles of Klal Yisrael (the collective unity of the Jewish people), tzedakah (the obligation to care for one another) and tikkun olam (improving the society in which we live). Caring for the most vulnerable is at the heart of our mission. To that end, we support vital programs and services provided by our constituent agencies to ensure that needs are met: reaching out to the elderly, to children and adults with special needs, and to those facing poverty and hunger.

The mission of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation is to ensure the continuity of the Jewish people, to enhance the quality of Jewish life and to build a strong unified Jewish community in Milwaukee, in Israel and throughout the world. In fulfilling its mission, the Federation is committed to the principles of Klal Yisrael (the collective unity of the Jewish people), tzedakah (the obligation to care for one another) and tikkun olam (improving the society in which we live). Caring for the most vulnerable is at the heart of our mission. To that end, we support vital programs and services provided by our constituent agencies to ensure that needs are met: reaching out to the elderly, to children and adults with special needs, and to those facing poverty and hunger.

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Financial

four stars

94.63

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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)
88.3%
  Administrative Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.46
  Program Expenses Growth 3.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 41.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Milwaukee Jewish Federation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Milwaukee Jewish Federation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Milwaukee Jewish Federation (WI) 96.20 four stars
Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County (CT) 96.06 four stars
Memphis Jewish Federation (TN) 86.42 three stars
Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines (IA) 91.28 four stars
Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona (AZ) 90.21 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $14,677,737
   Federated Campaigns $318,000
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $315,224
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $8,171
Total Contributions $15,319,132
   Program Service Revenue $2,345,103
Total Primary Revenue $17,664,235
   Other Revenue $5,142,124
TOTAL REVENUE $22,806,359
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $23,971,387
   Administrative Expenses $1,233,291
   Fundraising Expenses $1,762,307
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $26,966,985
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-4,160,626
   
Net Assets $134,331,348

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
Other $22,658,744 94.5%
Jewish Museum Milwaukee $646,733 2.7%
Holocaust Education Resource Center $379,279 1.6%
The Chronicle $286,631 1.2%

Ratings History
Milwaukee Jewish Federation has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 96.20 four stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 94.75 four stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 90.48 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 95.27 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.16 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 91.59 four stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 95.08 four stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 91.71 four stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 85.96 three stars
2010-06 02/01/2012 83.15 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 80.91 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 82.26 three stars
2008-06 11/01/2009 90.19 four stars
2007-06 11/01/2008 99.10 four stars
2006-06 12/01/2007 97.62 four stars
2005-06 12/01/2006 93.40 four stars
2004-06 12/01/2005 89.40 three stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 90.35 four stars
2002-06 12/01/2003 90.42 four stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 83.02 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 39-0806312
Name in IRS Master File MILWAUKEE JEWISH FEDERATION INC
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.
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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, 1947
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$293,651 1.08% Hannah Rosenthal President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$150,558 0.55% Caren Goldberg Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Milwaukee Jewish Federation (WI) 96.20 four stars
Jewish Federation of San Antonio (TX) 85.10 three stars
Jewish Federation of the Berkshires (MA) 87.71 three stars
Iranian American Jewish Federation of New York (NY) 94.70 four stars
UJA Federation of Greenwich (CT) 85.66 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Milwaukee Jewish Federation
1360 North Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
tel: (414) 390-5700
fax: (414) 390-5782
EIN: 39-0806312

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Board Leadership

Andrea Schneider
Board Chair

CEO

Mary Rosenzweig
President, CEO

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