Human Services : Social Services

The Blue Card

Aiding Holocaust survivors and their families

four stars

96.46

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 96.46 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
90.2%
  Administrative Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.43
  Program Expenses Growth 18.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.0%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,700,138
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,700,138
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,700,138
   Other Revenue $52,503
TOTAL REVENUE $3,752,641
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,818,957
   Administrative Expenses $245,754
   Fundraising Expenses $128,897
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,193,608
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-440,967
   
Net Assets $1,590,726

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$138,750 3.30% Masha Pearl Executive Director

Mission

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.

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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