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World Jewish Congress - American Section

All Jews are responsible for one another

four stars

94.53

P.O. Box 11032 Lewiston, ME 04243
tel: (212) 755-5770   Web Site
EIN: 13-1790756

Board Leadership
Rabbi Joel Meyers
President

CEO
Betty Ehrenberg
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.53 four stars
  Financial 92.87 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The World Jewish Congress-American Section is an affiliate of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) in the United States of America. Its main focus is on facilitating American Jewish input into the WJC's global deliberations; encouraging American efforts to fight international anti-Semitism and promote tolerance; and reaching out to a new generation of Jewish leaders in the United States. Beyond including new faces and new ideas, opportunities and relationships are being developed so the American Section reflects the full range of themes, affinities, and generations. No organization by itself can bridge the gaps in American Jewish life, and the American Section draws inspiration from the global inclusiveness of the World Jewish Congress and from exciting initiatives within American Jewry.

The World Jewish Congress-American Section is an affiliate of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) in the United States of America. Its main focus is on facilitating American Jewish input into the WJC's global deliberations; encouraging American efforts to fight international anti-Semitism and promote tolerance; and reaching out to a new generation of Jewish leaders in the United States. Beyond including new faces and new ideas, opportunities and relationships are being developed so the American Section reflects the full range of themes, affinities, and generations. No organization by itself can bridge the gaps in American Jewish life, and the American Section draws inspiration from the global inclusiveness of the World Jewish Congress and from exciting initiatives within American Jewry.

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Financial

four stars

92.87

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
88.8%
  Administrative Expenses 1.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.50
  Program Expenses Growth 5.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by World Jewish Congress - American Section on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by World Jewish Congress - American Section on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
World Jewish Congress - American Section (ME) 94.53 four stars
The Center for Victims of Torture (MN) 90.09 four stars
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (MA) 96.26 four stars
Polaris (DC) 96.46 four stars
International Center for Journalists (DC) 94.30 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $19,499,741
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,989,464
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $22,489,205
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $22,489,205
   Other Revenue $130,491
TOTAL REVENUE $22,619,696
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $17,979,963
   Administrative Expenses $327,583
   Fundraising Expenses $2,164,183
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $20,471,729
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,147,967
   
Net Assets $9,729,771

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
International Affairs $11,963,660 66.5%
Public Information $3,529,694 19.6%
Organizational and Inter-Religious Affairs $826,179 4.6%

Ratings History
World Jewish Congress - American Section has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 03/01/2018 94.53 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 95.87 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 95.87 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 95.27 four stars
2013-12 02/09/2015 95.38 four 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 13-1790756
Name in IRS Master File WORLD JEWISH CONGRESS AMERICAN SECTION INC
NTEE Code X01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Literary Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(911) Foreign organization
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 June, 1953
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$94,802 0.46% Betty Ehrenberg Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$163,858 0.80% Randi Dubno Gardner Director Development
$142,332 0.69% Janice Wolpo Director Campaign Relations
$104,562 0.51% Cheryl Bailes Director of Direct Mail Fundraising

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
World Jewish Congress - American Section (ME) 94.53 four stars
International Center for Journalists (DC) 94.30 four stars
V-Day (CA) 96.51 four stars
Human Rights Foundation (NY) 96.46 four stars
The Carter Center (GA) 97.87 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

World Jewish Congress - American Section
P.O. Box 11032
Lewiston, ME 04243
tel: (212) 755-5770
fax: (212) 755-5883
EIN: 13-1790756

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Board Leadership

Rabbi Joel Meyers
President

CEO

Betty Ehrenberg
Executive Director

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