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Community Development : Jewish Federations (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

Savannah Jewish Federation

Enhancing the quality of Jewish life in Savannah, Georgia

four stars

94.04

5111 Abercorn Street Savannah, GA 31405
tel: (912) 355-8111   Web Site
EIN: 58-0566231

Board Leadership
Edwin Byck
President

CEO
Adam Solender
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.04 four stars
  Financial 97.39 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Savannah Jewish Federation is charged with the mission to "advance the welfare of the total Jewish community." Through its annual campaign, the Federation is the primary collector and distributor of funds for Jewish causes for Savannah and the surrounding areas. We oversee the distribution of approximately $2,000,000 annually, including Federation allocations to beneficiary agencies in Savannah and around the world, grants through the Jewish Community Foundation of Savannah and financial assistance to the needy.

The Savannah Jewish Federation is charged with the mission to "advance the welfare of the total Jewish community." Through its annual campaign, the Federation is the primary collector and distributor of funds for Jewish causes for Savannah and the surrounding areas. We oversee the distribution of approximately $2,000,000 annually, including Federation allocations to beneficiary agencies in Savannah and around the world, grants through the Jewish Community Foundation of Savannah and financial assistance to the needy.

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Financial

four stars

97.39

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
86.6%
  Administrative Expenses 11.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.35
  Program Expenses Growth 6.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Savannah Jewish Federation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Savannah Jewish Federation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Savannah Jewish Federation (GA) 94.04 four stars
Jewish Federation of Broward County (FL) 97.29 four stars
Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo (NY) 89.69 three stars
Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties (CA) 97.18 four stars
Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis (IN) 94.78 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,484,513
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,484,513
   Program Service Revenue $27,392
Total Primary Revenue $1,511,905
   Other Revenue $159,814
TOTAL REVENUE $1,671,719
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,840,172
   Administrative Expenses $216,781
   Fundraising Expenses $51,487
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,108,440
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-436,721
   
Net Assets $6,635,017

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 $1,435,362 78.0%
Cultural and Educational Programs $276,878 15.0%
Social Services Programs $127,932 7.0%

Ratings History
Savannah Jewish Federation has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 02/01/2019 94.04 four stars
2016-09 12/01/2018 96.66 four stars
2015-09 04/01/2017 94.03 four stars
2015-09 03/01/2017 93.66 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 94.37 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/01/2015 97.19 four stars
2014-09 11/01/2015 91.73 four stars
2013-09 12/22/2014 83.04 three stars
2012-09 03/01/2014 83.23 three stars
2011-09 10/01/2012 78.58 two stars
2010-09 02/01/2012 76.78 two stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 81.49 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 02/01/2011 74.24 two stars
2008-09 05/01/2010 81.07 three stars
2007-09 02/01/2009 83.56 three stars
2006-09 02/01/2008 86.49 three stars
2005-09 02/01/2007 76.28 two stars
2004-09 01/01/2006 81.60 three stars
2003-09 01/05/2005 82.00 three stars
2002-09 01/01/2004 95.66 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 58-0566231
Name in IRS Master File SAVANNAH JEWISH COUNCIL INC
NTEE Code X30
NTEE Classification Jewish
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
(382) Housing for the aged (see also 153)
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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, 1949
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$75,865 3.59% Adam Solender Executive Director $75,865

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Savannah Jewish Federation (GA) 94.04 four stars
The Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey (NJ) 91.58 four stars
Jewish Federation and Family Services of Orange County (CA) 91.07 four stars
UJA Federation of Greenwich (CT) 85.66 three stars
Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara (CA) 87.91 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Savannah Jewish Federation
5111 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31405
tel: (912) 355-8111
fax: (912) 355-8116
EIN: 58-0566231

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Board Leadership

Edwin Byck
President

CEO

Adam Solender
Executive Director

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