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International : Development and Relief Services

Bnai Zion Foundation

One hundred years of making a difference

four stars

90.56

1430 Broadway Suite 1804
New York, NY 10018
tel: (212) 725-1211   Web Site
EIN: 13-2572288

Board Leadership
George W. Schaeffer
Chairman of the Board

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.56 four stars
  Financial 88.64 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

88.64

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
71.5%
  Administrative Expenses 18.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.21
  Program Expenses Growth 28.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bnai Zion Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bnai Zion Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bnai Zion Foundation (NY) 90.56 four stars
CHOICE Humanitarian (UT) 93.98 four stars
Akshaya Patra USA (MA) 91.99 four stars
International Community Foundation (CA) 98.23 four stars
Nuru International (CA) 93.86 four stars

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Bnai Zion Foundation, a membership organization dedicated to assisting those in need with humanitarian projects in both Israel and America, has been in existence since 1908 and has completed hundreds of initiatives for the people of Israel and for Jewish people worldwide. Dedicated to American and Zionist ideals, Bnai Zion strongly supports the significant, enduring tie between America and Israel and is forging ahead with its efforts toward the advancement of the physical and social welfare of the Jewish people.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,737,772
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $31,139
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $50,000
Total Contributions $3,818,911
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,818,911
   Other Revenue $14,090,946
TOTAL REVENUE $17,909,857
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,923,063
   Administrative Expenses $1,011,364
   Fundraising Expenses $409,202
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,343,629
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $12,566,228
   
Net Assets $14,803,679

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 08/01/2017 90.56 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 88.81 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 79.36 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 85.94 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 85.27 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 79.60 two stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 59.36 one star
2010-12 11/06/2012 67.48 one star
2009-12 09/20/2011 61.70 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 64.62 one star
2008-12 04/01/2010 65.80 one star
2007-12 11/01/2008 80.81 three stars
2006-12 09/01/2007 54.40 zero star
2005-12 03/01/2007 81.92 three stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 67.07 one star
2003-12 09/01/2005 79.29 two 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 13-2572288
Name in IRS Master File BNAI ZION FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code Q30
NTEE Classification International Development, Relief Services
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
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 June, 1953
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$114,150 2.13% Cheryl Bier Executive Vice President
Other Salaries of Note
$105,638 1.97% Jack Grunspan Executive Vice President

Bnai Zion Foundation, a membership organization dedicated to assisting those in need with humanitarian projects in both Israel and America, has been in existence since 1908 and has completed hundreds of initiatives for the people of Israel and for Jewish people worldwide. Dedicated to American and Zionist ideals, Bnai Zion strongly supports the significant, enduring tie between America and Israel and is forging ahead with its efforts toward the advancement of the physical and social welfare of the Jewish people.

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Bnai Zion Foundation (NY) 90.56 four stars
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Tostan (DC) 92.54 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Bnai Zion Foundation
1430 Broadway
Suite 1804
New York, NY 10018
tel: (212) 725-1211
fax: (212) 684-6327
EIN: 13-2572288

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Board Leadership

George W. Schaeffer
Chairman of the Board

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