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Community Development : Jewish Federations (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington

Connect with Purpose

four stars

91.01

6101 Executive Boulevard Suite 100
North Bethesda, MD 20852
tel: (301) 230-7200   Web Site
EIN: 53-0212445

Board Leadership
Mark A. Levitt
President

CEO
Gil Preuss
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.01 four stars
  Financial 87.94 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Jewish Federation mobilizes people to address the most critical opportunities and challenges facing our diverse and growing Jewish community. We empower and inspire community builders, leaders, and organizations to connect with purpose-joining together to build a strong and vibrant Jewish future.

The Jewish Federation envisions an open, connected, and vibrant Jewish community that cares for each other, fosters Jewish learning and journeys, embraces Jewish peoplehood and Israel, and acts as a force for good in the world. Our mission is to inspire, build, and sustain vibrant Jewish life in a changing world by mobilizing our community in common purpose, intentional innovation, and effective action.

The Jewish Federation mobilizes people to address the most critical opportunities and challenges facing our diverse and growing Jewish community. We empower and inspire community builders, leaders, and organizations to connect with purpose-joining together to build a strong and vibrant Jewish future.

The Jewish Federation envisions an open, connected, and vibrant Jewish community that cares for each other, fosters Jewish learning and journeys, embraces Jewish peoplehood and Israel, and acts as a force for good in the world. Our mission is to inspire, build, and sustain vibrant Jewish life in a changing world by mobilizing our community in common purpose, intentional innovation, and effective action.

Financial

three stars

87.94

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 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)
77.8%
  Administrative Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.15
  Program Expenses Growth 9.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 26.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings or town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email
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To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (MD) 91.01 four stars
Jewish Federation and Family Services of Orange County (CA) 89.57 three stars
Jewish Foundation of Memphis (TN) 92.24 four stars
Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford (CT) 91.04 four stars
Jewish Community of Louisville (KY) 91.36 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $26,797,419
   Federated Campaigns $48,415
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $115,790
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $185,055
Total Contributions $27,146,679
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $27,146,679
   Other Revenue $7,265,091
TOTAL REVENUE $34,411,770
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $27,718,652
   Administrative Expenses $3,471,553
   Fundraising Expenses $3,883,865
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $35,074,070
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-662,300
   
Net Assets $191,036,346

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 to Beneficiary Agencies $23,651,432 85.3%
Community Outreach $4,067,220 14.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/23/2020 91.01 four stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 87.95 three stars
2017-06 02/01/2019 88.93 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2018 86.72 three stars
2015-06 02/01/2017 88.35 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 85.30 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 86.27 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 88.63 three stars
2013-06 08/01/2015 78.42 two stars
2013-06 02/01/2015 76.63 two stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 81.47 three stars
2011-06 02/01/2013 76.80 two stars
2010-06 03/01/2012 79.69 two stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 79.58 two stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 86.09 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/22/2010 82.78 three stars
2008-06 11/01/2009 95.47 four stars
2007-06 11/01/2008 95.84 four stars
2006-06 11/01/2007 76.24 two stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 85.01 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 53-0212445
Name in IRS Master File THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER WASHINGTON 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 (927) Fundraising
(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 September, 1941
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$486,461 1.38% Gil Preuss Executive Vice President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$462,956 1.31% Steven A. Rakitt Former CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (MD) 91.01 four stars
Minneapolis Jewish Federation (MN) 91.14 four stars
Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County (FL) 91.05 four stars
Jewish Federation of Central New York (NY) 90.00 four stars
Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties (CA) 93.80 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Boulevard
Suite 100
North Bethesda, MD 20852
tel: (301) 230-7200
EIN: 53-0212445

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Board Leadership

Mark A. Levitt
President

CEO

Gil Preuss
Chief Executive Officer

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