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Community Development : Jewish Federations

Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton

Enriching and sustaining Jewish life in Dayton and around the world

four stars

91.60

525 Versailles Drive Dayton, OH 45459
tel: (937) 610-1555   Web Site
EIN: 31-0537488

Board Leadership
Bruce Feldman
Board President

CEO
Cathy Gardner
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.60 four stars
  Financial 95.55 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

In 1910, the Dayton Jewish community named six health and welfare agencies as its beneficiaries, establishing what is now the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton. Today, the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton is the central organization established to further the welfare of the Jewish community. The Federation coordinates social, welfare and cultural programs; fosters cooperation among Jewish organizations; facilitates fund-raising activities on the local and national level; and stimulates participation and interest in community-wide activities. The Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton enriches and sustains Jewish life in Dayton and around the world through its social service, cultural, educational, recreational, fund-raising and planning programs.

In 1910, the Dayton Jewish community named six health and welfare agencies as its beneficiaries, establishing what is now the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton. Today, the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton is the central organization established to further the welfare of the Jewish community. The Federation coordinates social, welfare and cultural programs; fosters cooperation among Jewish organizations; facilitates fund-raising activities on the local and national level; and stimulates participation and interest in community-wide activities. The Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton enriches and sustains Jewish life in Dayton and around the world through its social service, cultural, educational, recreational, fund-raising and planning programs.

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Financial

four stars

95.55

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
88.3%
  Administrative Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.62
  Program Expenses Growth 2.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton (OH) 91.60 four stars
Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County (CT) 94.48 four stars
Minneapolis Jewish Federation (MN) 91.09 four stars
Jewish Community Federation of Greater Chattanooga (TN) 89.02 three stars
Savannah Jewish Federation (GA) 96.66 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,721,041
   Federated Campaigns $3,931
   Membership Dues $13,554
   Fundraising Events $32,000
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $95,281
Total Contributions $1,865,807
   Program Service Revenue $990,163
Total Primary Revenue $2,855,970
   Other Revenue $1,167,601
TOTAL REVENUE $4,023,571
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,025,411
   Administrative Expenses $546,469
   Fundraising Expenses $121,372
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,693,252
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,669,681
   
Net Assets $35,849,823

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
Grants $2,212,827 44.0%
Jewish Community Center $1,411,086 28.1%
Federation - Educational and Community Programming $909,875 18.1%

Ratings History
Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 91.60 four stars
2017-12 08/01/2019 92.43 four stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 88.26 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 86.95 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 83.42 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 82.91 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 78.54 two stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 78.59 two stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 78.68 two stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 83.49 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 86.82 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 91.10 four stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 92.85 four stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 91.59 four stars
2006-12 06/01/2008 80.84 three stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 76.71 two stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 84.33 three stars
2003-12 11/01/2004 90.58 four stars
2002-12 01/01/2004 95.39 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 31-0537488
Name in IRS Master File JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER DAYTON 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 (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 September, 1947
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$138,098 2.42% Cathy Gardner Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton (OH) 91.60 four stars
Good People Fund (NJ) 94.69 four stars
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (MD) 87.95 three stars
Jewish Federation of Delaware (DE) 96.79 four stars
Combined Jewish Philanthropies (MA) 94.99 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton
525 Versailles Drive
Dayton, OH 45459
tel: (937) 610-1555
fax: (937) 854-2850
EIN: 31-0537488

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Board Leadership

Bruce Feldman
Board President

CEO

Cathy Gardner
Chief Executive Officer

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