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Jewish Federation of Omaha

Meeting Jewish communal needs locally, nationally and in Israel

four stars

97.86

333 South 132nd Street Omaha, NE 68154
tel: (402) 334-8200   Web Site
EIN: 47-0384659

Board Leadership
Jon Meyers
President

CEO
Alan Potash
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.86 four stars
  Financial 99.72 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Jewish Federation of Omaha is the Jewish community's central fundraising and planning address. The Federation sponsors a wide variety of social, educational, and cultural programs throughout the year, in addition to mounting an annual community-wide fundraising campaign. Campaign proceeds meet the physical and spiritual needs of Jews here in Omaha and around the world. Locally, the Federation umbrella includes ADL/CRC, the Jewish Community Center, Jewish Educational and Library Services, Jewish Family Service and Jewish Senior Services as well as Federation programs such as Jewish experience scholarships, missions to Israel, birthright Israel, our Partnership with Israel, Children's Needs Scholarships and Bar/Bat Mitzvah Camp Grants.

The Jewish Federation of Omaha is the Jewish community's central fundraising and planning address. The Federation sponsors a wide variety of social, educational, and cultural programs throughout the year, in addition to mounting an annual community-wide fundraising campaign. Campaign proceeds meet the physical and spiritual needs of Jews here in Omaha and around the world. Locally, the Federation umbrella includes ADL/CRC, the Jewish Community Center, Jewish Educational and Library Services, Jewish Family Service and Jewish Senior Services as well as Federation programs such as Jewish experience scholarships, missions to Israel, birthright Israel, our Partnership with Israel, Children's Needs Scholarships and Bar/Bat Mitzvah Camp Grants.

Financial

four stars

99.72

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
94.9%
  Administrative Expenses 2.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.31
  Program Expenses Growth 7.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jewish Federation of Omaha on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jewish Federation of Omaha on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jewish Federation of Omaha (NE) 97.86 four stars
Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven (CT) 87.98 three stars
Jewish Federation of Cleveland (OH) 89.27 three stars
Jewish Federation of the Berkshires (MA) 85.69 three stars
Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County (FL) 91.05 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,344,420
   Federated Campaigns $15,563
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $5,915,807
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $14,275,790
   Program Service Revenue $20,978,608
Total Primary Revenue $35,254,398
   Other Revenue $318,493
TOTAL REVENUE $35,572,891
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $27,539,474
   Administrative Expenses $992,388
   Fundraising Expenses $796,714
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $29,328,576
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,244,315
   
Net Assets $36,180,845

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
Rose Blumkin Jewish Home $11,498,373 41.8%
Preserving Jewish Identity $7,937,542 28.8%
Center for Engagement and Education $889,011 3.2%

Ratings History
Jewish Federation of Omaha has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 05/01/2021 97.86 four stars
2018-06 11/01/2019 100.00 four stars
2017-06 11/01/2018 98.23 four stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 91.16 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 91.16 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.16 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 86.72 three stars
2014-06 11/01/2015 84.61 three stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 94.66 four stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 90.15 four stars
2012-06 10/14/2013 87.63 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 91.23 four stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 92.20 four stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 89.38 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/01/2010 99.37 four stars
2008-06 03/01/2010 94.12 four stars
2007-06 05/01/2009 94.15 four stars
2006-06 12/01/2007 72.72 two stars
2005-06 10/01/2006 71.57 two stars
2004-06 08/01/2005 93.70 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 47-0384659
Name in IRS Master File JEWISH FEDERATION OF OMAHA 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 (296) Community center
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(149) Other instruction and training
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 February, 1935
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$185,000 0.63% Alan Potash CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jewish Federation of Omaha (NE) 97.86 four stars
Jewish Federation and Family Services of Orange County (CA) 89.57 three stars
Jewish Community Federation of Greater Chattanooga (TN) 87.20 three stars
Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia (PA) 89.32 three stars
Jewish Federation of Central New York (NY) 90.00 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Jewish Federation of Omaha
333 South 132nd Street
Omaha, NE 68154
tel: (402) 334-8200
fax: (402) 334-6597
EIN: 47-0384659

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Board Leadership

Jon Meyers
President

CEO

Alan Potash
Chief Executive Officer

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