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The Blue Card

Aiding Holocaust survivors and their families

four stars

98.23

171 Madison Avenue Suite 1405
New York, NY 10016
tel: (212) 239-2251   Web Site
EIN: 13-1623910

Board Leadership
Gia Machlin
President

CEO
Masha Pearl
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.23 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of The Blue Card is to provide direct financial assistance, with a minimum of obstacles, in a caring and dignified manner to needy Jewish survivors of Nazi persecution and their families in the United States. The Blue Card was established by the Jewish Community in 1934 in Germany to help Jews already being affected by the Nazi persecution through loss of jobs and other forms of oppression. In 1939, The Blue Card was reestablished in the United States to continue adding refugees of Nazi persecution resettling in America. The Blue Card offers its help in five types of programs: emergency cash assistance, monthly stipends, Jewish holiday gifts, emergency response, and summer vacations.

The mission of The Blue Card is to provide direct financial assistance, with a minimum of obstacles, in a caring and dignified manner to needy Jewish survivors of Nazi persecution and their families in the United States. The Blue Card was established by the Jewish Community in 1934 in Germany to help Jews already being affected by the Nazi persecution through loss of jobs and other forms of oppression. In 1939, The Blue Card was reestablished in the United States to continue adding refugees of Nazi persecution resettling in America. The Blue Card offers its help in five types of programs: emergency cash assistance, monthly stipends, Jewish holiday gifts, emergency response, and summer vacations.

Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2017 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)
88.0%
  Administrative Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.63
  Program Expenses Growth 17.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Blue Card on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Blue Card on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Blue Card (NY) 98.23 four stars
Community SeniorServ (CA) 92.24 four stars
Friends of Yad Sarah (NY) 97.14 four stars
Amazing Place (TX) 87.12 three stars
FiftyForward (TN) 89.16 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,396,000
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,396,000
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,396,000
   Other Revenue $51,011
TOTAL REVENUE $3,447,011
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,256,710
   Administrative Expenses $228,390
   Fundraising Expenses $120,412
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,605,512
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-158,501
   
Net Assets $2,033,458

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
Assistance to Holocaust Survivors & Their Families $3,256,710 100.0%

Ratings History
The Blue Card has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 04/01/2017 98.23 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 98.23 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 97.46 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 88.98 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 87.94 three stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 97.05 four stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 96.99 four stars
2010-12 10/01/2011 94.16 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 78.05 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 10/01/2010 98.56 four stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 99.14 four stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 98.56 four stars
2006-12 12/15/2007 98.93 four stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 98.92 four stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 96.43 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 13-1623910
Name in IRS Master File BLUE CARD INC
NTEE Code P60
NTEE Classification Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
(40) Scholarships (other)
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 February, 1944
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • 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
$130,000 3.60% Masha Pearl Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Blue Card (NY) 98.23 four stars
Air Force Enlisted Village (FL) 91.74 four stars
Senior Services (NC) 94.74 four stars
Friends of Yad Sarah (NY) 97.14 four stars
Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging (OH) 86.29 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Blue Card
171 Madison Avenue
Suite 1405
New York, NY 10016
tel: (212) 239-2251
fax: (212) 594-6881
EIN: 13-1623910

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Board Leadership

Gia Machlin
President

CEO

Masha Pearl
Executive Director

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