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Community Development : Jewish Federations (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas

The central coordinating agency for the Dallas Jewish community

three stars

82.44

7800 Northaven Road Dallas, TX 75230
tel: (214) 369-3313   Web Site
EIN: 75-0800654

Board Leadership
A.J. Rosmarin
Board Chair

CEO
Mariam Shpeen Feist
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.44 three stars
  Financial 75.50 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

For over a century, the Federation has been the central coordinating agency for the Dallas community. It is the one place where philanthropy, volunteerism and shared commitment come together to make a difference in the community and the world. From hometown to homeland, Federation brings life-saving and life-sustaining caring to Jews in need in Dallas and overseas. Through its vast network of services, programs and special campaigns, Federation has helped millions of people. By addressing Jewish affiliation and identity through education and programs about heritage and religion, Federation maintains Jewish community and fosters Jewish continuity for children, teens and adults.

For over a century, the Federation has been the central coordinating agency for the Dallas community. It is the one place where philanthropy, volunteerism and shared commitment come together to make a difference in the community and the world. From hometown to homeland, Federation brings life-saving and life-sustaining caring to Jews in need in Dallas and overseas. Through its vast network of services, programs and special campaigns, Federation has helped millions of people. By addressing Jewish affiliation and identity through education and programs about heritage and religion, Federation maintains Jewish community and fosters Jewish continuity for children, teens and adults.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Total dollar amount of grants awarded
8,550,000
Total number of grants awarded
89
Number of donors retained
5,100
Number of new donors
900
Number of volunteers
455
Number of organizational partners
57
Average number of dollars received per donor
2,000
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

75.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
78.3%
  Administrative Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.43
  Program Expenses Growth 3.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 66.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas (TX) 82.44 three stars
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley (CA) 94.47 four stars
Jewish Federation of Omaha (NE) 100.00 four stars
Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley (PA) 86.36 three stars
Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines (IA) 92.19 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,316,309
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $236,500
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $11,552,809
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $11,552,809
   Other Revenue $51,344
TOTAL REVENUE $11,604,153
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,109,741
   Administrative Expenses $954,920
   Fundraising Expenses $1,515,348
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,580,009
   
Payments to Affiliates $446,810
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $24,144
   
Net Assets $4,765,493

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 $5,689,214 62.5%
Community Engagement $852,461 9.4%
Center for Jewish Education $663,664 7.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-07 10/01/2019 82.44 three stars
2017-07 06/01/2019 81.70 three stars
2016-07 02/01/2019 78.80 two stars
2016-07 12/01/2018 78.62 two stars
2015-07 10/01/2016 82.15 three stars
2014-07 06/01/2016 84.81 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-07 02/01/2016 79.19 two stars
2014-07 11/01/2015 78.62 two stars
2013-07 04/01/2015 84.75 three stars
2013-07 03/01/2015 84.49 three stars
2012-07 11/01/2013 90.10 four stars
2011-07 06/01/2013 86.88 three stars
2011-07 10/01/2012 85.02 three stars
2010-07 10/01/2011 85.29 three stars
2009-07 09/20/2011 79.55 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-07 12/22/2010 71.20 two stars
2008-07 02/01/2010 79.22 two stars
2007-07 11/01/2008 78.06 two stars
2006-07 08/01/2007 73.08 two stars
2005-07 11/01/2006 67.22 one star

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

EIN 75-0800654
Name in IRS Master File JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER DALLAS
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 (902) Emergency or disaster aid fund
(150) Hospital
(328) Combat juvenile delinquency
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 August, 1942
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End July
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • July, 2017
  • July, 2016
  • July, 2015
  • July, 2014
  • July, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$321,033 2.77% Bradley Laye President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas (TX) 82.44 three stars
Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo (OH) 90.70 four stars
Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County (CT) 94.48 four stars
Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines (IA) 92.19 four stars
Good People Fund (NJ) 94.69 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas
7800 Northaven Road
Dallas, TX 75230
tel: (214) 369-3313
fax: (214) 369-8943
EIN: 75-0800654

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Board Leadership

A.J. Rosmarin
Board Chair

CEO

Mariam Shpeen Feist
President & CEO

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