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Community Development : Jewish Federations (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

Jewish Federation of Greater Houston

Making a difference in Jewish lives

four stars

91.44

5603 South Braeswood Boulevard Houston, TX 77096
tel: (713) 729-7000   Web Site
EIN: 74-1109654

Board Leadership
Sanford Weiner
Chair

CEO
Kari Dunn Saratovsky
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.44 four stars
  Financial 94.97 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Houston was originally founded in 1936 as the Jewish Community Council to provide for Jewish social welfare and philanthropic works. Since that time, the Federation has generated and distributed more than $100 million to meet the wide-ranging needs of the Jewish community by working with our numerous community partners, both locally and globally. Our mission is to preserve and enrich Jewish communal life through innovative and visionary leadership that is responsive and responsible to Jewish communities locally, nationally, in Israel, and around the world.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Houston was originally founded in 1936 as the Jewish Community Council to provide for Jewish social welfare and philanthropic works. Since that time, the Federation has generated and distributed more than $100 million to meet the wide-ranging needs of the Jewish community by working with our numerous community partners, both locally and globally. Our mission is to preserve and enrich Jewish communal life through innovative and visionary leadership that is responsive and responsible to Jewish communities locally, nationally, in Israel, and around the world.

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Financial

four stars

94.97

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
84.9%
  Administrative Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.63
  Program Expenses Growth 27.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 30.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jewish Federation of Greater Houston on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jewish Federation of Greater Houston on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jewish Federation of Greater Houston (TX) 91.44 four stars
Minneapolis Jewish Federation (MN) 91.09 four stars
Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest NJ (NJ) 94.48 four stars
Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee (FL) 90.08 four stars
Jewish Federation of Cincinnati (OH) 89.26 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $29,528,969
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $3,263,481
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $32,792,450
   Program Service Revenue $132,571
Total Primary Revenue $32,925,021
   Other Revenue $14,268
TOTAL REVENUE $32,939,289
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $27,283,532
   Administrative Expenses $1,487,553
   Fundraising Expenses $1,469,846
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $30,240,931
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,698,358
   
Net Assets $12,216,539

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
Disaster Response $15,454,021 56.6%
Annual Campaign $10,601,270 38.9%
Jewish Education Department $851,948 3.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 11/01/2019 91.44 four stars
2017-08 12/01/2018 81.48 three stars
2016-08 03/01/2018 84.95 three stars
2015-08 03/01/2017 87.04 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 87.84 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 12/01/2015 86.96 three stars
2013-08 05/01/2015 80.10 three stars
2012-08 12/01/2013 84.51 three stars
2011-08 11/06/2012 91.93 four stars
2010-08 12/23/2011 92.07 four stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 92.16 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 02/01/2011 91.41 four stars
2008-08 04/01/2010 91.08 four stars
2007-08 12/01/2008 85.58 three stars
2006-08 12/15/2007 91.11 four stars
2005-08 02/01/2007 70.77 two stars
2004-08 04/01/2006 67.77 one star
2003-08 08/01/2005 66.04 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 74-1109654
Name in IRS Master File JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER HOUSTON
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 (927) Fundraising
(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, 1941
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$65,208 0.21% Avital Ingberas President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$344,278 1.13% Lee Wunsch Former President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jewish Federation of Greater Houston (TX) 91.44 four stars
Milwaukee Jewish Federation (WI) 96.20 four stars
Jewish Federation of San Antonio (TX) 85.10 three stars
Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island (RI) 91.63 four stars
Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago (IL) 93.63 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Jewish Federation of Greater Houston
5603 South Braeswood Boulevard
Houston, TX 77096
tel: (713) 729-7000
fax: (713) 721-6232
EIN: 74-1109654

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Board Leadership

Sanford Weiner
Chair

CEO

Kari Dunn Saratovsky
President, CEO

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