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Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice

Inspired by Jewish tradition to hold America to its promise.

three stars

80.28

330 Seventh Avenue 19th floor
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 213-2113   Web Site
EIN: 52-1332694

Board Leadership
Mamie Kanfer Stewart
Chair

CEO
Stosh Cotler
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.28 three stars
  Financial 74.38 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Bend the Arc strives to connect Jews who want to make a difference with the tools they need to do so, working collaboratively across lines of race and faith with people and communities throughout the United States to create economic opportunity and secure basic rights for all Americans.

We envision a thriving, collaborative national movement working in communities around the nation to ensure that everyone in America has true economic opportunity and can enjoy the same basic rights -- a safe place to live, a job that lets them provide for their families and hold their heads high, an accessible ladder of opportunity, and freedom from fear, hate and want.

We take pride in the American Jewish legacy of speaking out against injustice and iniquity, and in the work we are doing to build a justice movement that proudly embraces this legacy.

Bend the Arc formed when Progressive Jewish Alliance and Jewish Funds for Justice merged in 2011.

Bend the Arc strives to connect Jews who want to make a difference with the tools they need to do so, working collaboratively across lines of race and faith with people and communities throughout the United States to create economic opportunity and secure basic rights for all Americans.

We envision a thriving, collaborative national movement working in communities around the nation to ensure that everyone in America has true economic opportunity and can enjoy the same basic rights -- a safe place to live, a job that lets them provide for their families and hold their heads high, an accessible ladder of opportunity, and freedom from fear, hate and want.

We take pride in the American Jewish legacy of speaking out against injustice and iniquity, and in the work we are doing to build a justice movement that proudly embraces this legacy.

Bend the Arc formed when Progressive Jewish Alliance and Jewish Funds for Justice merged in 2011.

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Financial

two stars

74.38

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
74.1%
  Administrative Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.26
  Program Expenses Growth -0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 37.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice (NY) 80.28 three stars
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Voto Latino (DC) 87.82 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,023,847
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,023,847
   Program Service Revenue $463,119
Total Primary Revenue $5,486,966
   Other Revenue $76,178
TOTAL REVENUE $5,563,144
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,833,670
   Administrative Expenses $317,018
   Fundraising Expenses $524,479
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,675,167
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,887,977
   
Net Assets $5,568,769

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
Advocate and Campaign for Social Justice Issues $2,040,547 72.0%
Leadership Training $793,123 28.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 02/01/2020 80.28 three stars
2017-06 11/01/2018 77.70 two stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 76.14 two stars
2016-06 09/01/2017 75.21 two stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 77.98 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 78.44 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 77.16 two stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 70.78 two stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 85.76 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 80.77 three stars
2010-06 03/01/2012 88.37 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 93.09 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 93.18 four stars
2008-06 06/01/2009 93.29 four stars
2007-06 05/01/2008 93.38 four stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 90.21 four stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 74.94 two stars
2004-06 03/01/2005 88.78 three stars
2003-06 05/01/2004 85.77 three stars
2002-06 12/01/2003 88.45 three 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 52-1332694
Name in IRS Master File BEND THE ARC-A JEWISH PARTNERSHIP FOR JUSTICE
NTEE Code T30
NTEE Classification Public Foundations
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (927) Fundraising
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, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$236,877 6.44% Stosh Cotler Chief Executive

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Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice (NY) 80.28 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice
330 Seventh Avenue
19th floor
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 213-2113
fax: (212) 213-2233
EIN: 52-1332694

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Board Leadership

Mamie Kanfer Stewart
Chair

CEO

Stosh Cotler
Chief Executive Officer

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