International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs (Grantmaking)

World Jewish Congress - American Section

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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.

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.
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

Charts

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

Mission

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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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