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Community Development : Jewish Federations (Grantmaking)

Jewish Federations of North America

Protecting and enhancing the well-being of Jews worldwide

three stars

89.86

Wall Street Station P.O. Box 157
New York, NY 10268
tel: (212) 284-6500   Web Site
EIN: 13-1624240

Board Leadership
Mark Wilf
Chair, Board of Trustees

CEO
Jerry Silverman
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.86 three stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Jewish Federations of North America represents 157 Jewish Federations and 400 Network communities, which raise and distribute more than $3 billion annually for social welfare, social services and educational needs. The Federation movement, collectively among the top 10 charities on the continent, protects and enhances the well-being of Jews worldwide through the values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedakah (charity and social justice) and Torah (Jewish learning). The Jewish Federations of North America became the official name of what was formerly United Jewish Communities in October 2009. At that time, the organization also launched its new logo; the rebranding is part of an ongoing effort to create a stronger continental brand and to align the organization with and reflect the Jewish Federations' naming.

The Jewish Federations of North America represents 157 Jewish Federations and 400 Network communities, which raise and distribute more than $3 billion annually for social welfare, social services and educational needs. The Federation movement, collectively among the top 10 charities on the continent, protects and enhances the well-being of Jews worldwide through the values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedakah (charity and social justice) and Torah (Jewish learning). The Jewish Federations of North America became the official name of what was formerly United Jewish Communities in October 2009. At that time, the organization also launched its new logo; the rebranding is part of an ongoing effort to create a stronger continental brand and to align the organization with and reflect the Jewish Federations' naming.

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Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
95.5%
  Administrative Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.43
  Program Expenses Growth 19.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 56.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jewish Federations of North America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jewish Federations of North America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jewish Federations of North America (NY) 89.86 three stars
Jewish Federation of San Antonio (TX) 85.10 three stars
Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford (CT) 93.77 four stars
Savannah Jewish Federation (GA) 94.04 four stars
The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore (MD) 97.17 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $231,056,337
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,467,500
Total Contributions $233,523,837
   Program Service Revenue $28,113,833
Total Primary Revenue $261,637,670
   Other Revenue $1,623,189
TOTAL REVENUE $263,260,859
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $248,011,639
   Administrative Expenses $10,172,203
   Fundraising Expenses $2,078,396
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $260,262,238
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,998,621
   
Net Assets $127,144,268

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
Grants $201,331,021 81.2%
Fundraising/Infrastructure $22,154,678 8.9%
Power of the Collective $10,001,058 4.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 89.86 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 88.22 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 88.22 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 89.48 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.45 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 91.87 four stars
2013-06 03/01/2015 92.33 four stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 80.80 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 78.14 two stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 77.41 two stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 81.03 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 02/01/2011 71.30 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 13-1624240
Name in IRS Master File THE JEWISH FEDERATIONS OF NORTH AMERICA 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
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 February, 1936
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$634,849 0.24% Gerrald B. Silverman President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$200,373 0.07% Ethan Felson Executive Director
$199,446 0.07% Kimberlee Fish Executive Director
$198,817 0.07% Geri Palast Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jewish Federations of North America (NY) 89.86 three stars
Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta (GA) 96.17 four stars
Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford (CT) 93.77 four stars
Jewish Federation of Delaware (DE) 96.79 four stars
Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara (CA) 87.91 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Jewish Federations of North America
Wall Street Station
P.O. Box 157
New York, NY 10268
tel: (212) 284-6500
EIN: 13-1624240

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Board Leadership

Mark Wilf
Chair, Board of Trustees

CEO

Jerry Silverman
President, CEO

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