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Priority-1

Teaching and reaching our next generation

three stars

84.02

26 Columbia Avenue Cedarhurst, NY 11516
tel: (516) 295-5700   Web Site
EIN: 95-4118740

Board Leadership
David Striks
President

CEO
Rabbi Shaya Cohen
Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.02 three stars
  Financial 83.11 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1987, Priority-1 has been at the forefront of innovative programs in Jewish education. Its mission has always been to facilitate Torah education in areas and populations where it was lacking. Most recently, Priority-1 has embarked on an ambitious initiative to train teachers and parents across the country to effectively prevent at-risk behavior before it even starts. These training programs have been presented in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, New Jersey, Miami, Toronto and Jerusalem, Israel. One of the most significant and innovative accomplishments is Priority-1's Torah Academy High School, a unique alternative to the traditional Yeshiva high school. Small group instruction with emphasis on building self esteem, maturity and responsibility has yielded, in our experience, a young adult better equipped personally and socially to deal with life's challenges.

Founded in 1987, Priority-1 has been at the forefront of innovative programs in Jewish education. Its mission has always been to facilitate Torah education in areas and populations where it was lacking. Most recently, Priority-1 has embarked on an ambitious initiative to train teachers and parents across the country to effectively prevent at-risk behavior before it even starts. These training programs have been presented in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, New Jersey, Miami, Toronto and Jerusalem, Israel. One of the most significant and innovative accomplishments is Priority-1's Torah Academy High School, a unique alternative to the traditional Yeshiva high school. Small group instruction with emphasis on building self esteem, maturity and responsibility has yielded, in our experience, a young adult better equipped personally and socially to deal with life's challenges.

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Financial

three stars

83.11

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
77.0%
  Administrative Expenses 17.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.87
  Program Expenses Growth -1.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Priority-1 on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Priority-1 on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Priority-1 (NY) 84.02 three stars
The Jewish Education Project (NY) 87.13 three stars
BBYO (DC) 86.77 three stars
Hebrew Free Burial Association (NY) 97.41 four stars
Gateways (NY) 85.43 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,208,279
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $36,385
Total Contributions $8,244,664
   Program Service Revenue $488,980
Total Primary Revenue $8,733,644
   Other Revenue $33,655
TOTAL REVENUE $8,767,299
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,447,322
   Administrative Expenses $554,148
   Fundraising Expenses $233,416
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,234,886
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,532,413
   
Net Assets $9,254,191

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
USA Outreach $2,447,322 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 12/01/2019 84.02 three stars
2017-08 12/21/2018 84.26 three stars
2016-08 03/01/2018 79.92 two stars
2015-08 03/01/2017 78.19 two stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 78.12 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 12/01/2015 78.59 two stars
2013-08 04/01/2015 87.01 three stars
2012-08 12/20/2013 90.64 four stars
2011-08 11/06/2012 95.08 four stars
2010-08 12/23/2011 83.60 three stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 91.56 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 02/01/2011 95.37 four stars
2008-08 03/01/2010 90.36 four stars
2007-08 12/01/2008 85.21 three stars
2006-08 12/01/2007 89.25 three stars
2005-08 12/01/2006 75.05 two stars
2004-08 01/01/2006 71.50 two stars
2003-08 11/01/2004 65.77 one star
2002-08 12/01/2003 75.53 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 95-4118740
Name in IRS Master File USA OUTREACH PRIORITY 1
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
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 December, 1987
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2018
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$52,708 1.62% Rabbi S. Cohen Executive Vice President, Dean

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Priority-1 (NY) 84.02 three stars
The Jewish Education Project (NY) 87.13 three stars
Gateways (NY) 85.43 three stars
Hebrew Free Burial Association (NY) 97.41 four stars
Moving Traditions (PA) 91.87 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Priority-1
26 Columbia Avenue
Cedarhurst, NY 11516
tel: (516) 295-5700
EIN: 95-4118740

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 486
Cedarhurst, NY 11516

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Board Leadership

David Striks
President

CEO

Rabbi Shaya Cohen
Founder

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