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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services (Grantmaking)

Boys Town Jerusalem Foundation of America

Turning young boys from limited backgrounds into young men with limitless futures

three stars

86.39

One Penn Plaza Suite 6250
New York, NY 10119
tel: (800) 469-2697   Web Site
EIN: 11-5324002

Board Leadership
Robert Kaswell
Chairman

CEO
Rabbi Ronald L. Gray
Executive Vice President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.39 three stars
  Financial 81.18 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

81.18

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
78.1%
  Administrative Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.23
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.99
  Program Expenses Growth 0.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boys Town Jerusalem Foundation of America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boys Town Jerusalem Foundation of America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boys Town Jerusalem Foundation of America (NY) 86.39 three stars
Eagle Ranch, Inc. (GA) 96.64 four stars
Attention Homes (CO) 88.89 three stars
Big Oak Ranch (AL) 89.88 three stars
Youth Emergency Services (NE) 90.70 four stars

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The Boys Town Jerusalem Foundation of America raises funds for the development of a comprehensive education program for disadvantaged boys, mainly at the large campus in Israel. Founded in 1949 in response to the Holocaust, and dedicated to providing an outstanding education for Israeli children, regardless of race, class or socio-economic background, Boys Town Jerusalem is a residential school located within Israel's pre-1967 borders. It encompasses grades 7-12 and a two year College of Applied Engineering. The curriculum, which is monitored and approved by Israel's Ministry of Education, combines the timeless values of the Jewish heritage and advanced technology, while inspiring students to serve the State of Israel, as both soldiers and responsible citizens.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,727,813
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $148,770
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,876,583
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,876,583
   Other Revenue $3,090,378
TOTAL REVENUE $5,966,961
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,383,684
   Administrative Expenses $482,715
   Fundraising Expenses $854,390
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,720,789
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $246,172
   
Net Assets $26,998,229

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
Educational Programs $3,290,000 75.1%
Capital Improvements $339,736 7.8%
Special Programs Tutorial $753,948 17.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 04/01/2017 86.39 three stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 84.42 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.16 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 06/01/2015 90.53 four stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 90.34 four stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 84.43 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 86.89 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 78.96 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 66.75 one star
2008-12 05/01/2010 78.56 two stars
2007-12 08/01/2009 72.69 two stars
2006-12 07/01/2008 74.44 two stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 89.57 three stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 75.72 two stars
2003-12 11/01/2004 73.91 two stars
2002-12 11/01/2003 67.93 one star
2001-12 04/15/2003 76.71 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 11-5324002
Name in IRS Master File BOYS TOWN JERUSALEM FOUNDATION OF 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 (119) Other cultural or historical 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 April, 1986
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$322,939 5.64% Rabbi Ronald L. Gray Executive Vice President

The Boys Town Jerusalem Foundation of America raises funds for the development of a comprehensive education program for disadvantaged boys, mainly at the large campus in Israel. Founded in 1949 in response to the Holocaust, and dedicated to providing an outstanding education for Israeli children, regardless of race, class or socio-economic background, Boys Town Jerusalem is a residential school located within Israel's pre-1967 borders. It encompasses grades 7-12 and a two year College of Applied Engineering. The curriculum, which is monitored and approved by Israel's Ministry of Education, combines the timeless values of the Jewish heritage and advanced technology, while inspiring students to serve the State of Israel, as both soldiers and responsible citizens.

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Charity Contact Info

Boys Town Jerusalem Foundation of America
One Penn Plaza
Suite 6250
New York, NY 10119
tel: (800) 469-2697
fax: (866) 730-2697
EIN: 11-5324002

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Board Leadership

Robert Kaswell
Chairman

CEO

Rabbi Ronald L. Gray
Executive Vice President

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