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Community Development : Jewish Federations (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo

Committed to the survival and enrichment of Jewish living

four stars

92.02

2640 North Forest Road Getzville, NY 14068
tel: (716) 204-2241   Web Site
EIN: 16-0743210

Board Leadership
Sheldon Yellen
President

CEO
Rob Goldberg
CEO, Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.02 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo seeks to bring Jewish people together, connected by our rich heritage, to strengthen the State of Israel, the universal Jewish family, and our own local organizations. The Federation is a fundraising, community relations and planning resource organization. With values of social justice and respect for human rights and dignity, we are committed to being a caring and compassionate community, to helping people in need, to ensuring that our heritage and values are passed on to our children, and to providing needed financial resources both locally, nationally and globally.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo seeks to bring Jewish people together, connected by our rich heritage, to strengthen the State of Israel, the universal Jewish family, and our own local organizations. The Federation is a fundraising, community relations and planning resource organization. With values of social justice and respect for human rights and dignity, we are committed to being a caring and compassionate community, to helping people in need, to ensuring that our heritage and values are passed on to our children, and to providing needed financial resources both locally, nationally and globally.

Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 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)
87.4%
  Administrative Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.27
  Program Expenses Growth 23.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo (NY) 92.02 four stars
Memphis Jewish Federation (TN) 96.57 four stars
Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York (NY) 87.47 three stars
Good People Fund (NJ) 93.98 four stars
Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona (AZ) 89.90 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,523,171
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,523,171
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,523,171
   Other Revenue $1,514,236
TOTAL REVENUE $4,037,407
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,548,035
   Administrative Expenses $268,645
   Fundraising Expenses $254,830
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,071,510
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-4,034,103
   
Net Assets $11,574,823

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
Fund Distribution $7,548,035 100.0%

Ratings History
Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-10 06/01/2021 92.02 four stars
2018-10 02/01/2020 91.21 four stars
2017-10 04/01/2019 89.69 three stars
2016-10 12/01/2018 91.15 four stars
2015-10 12/01/2016 85.40 three stars
2014-10 06/01/2016 93.42 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-10 12/01/2015 94.26 four stars
2013-10 07/01/2015 87.74 three stars
2012-10 12/20/2013 91.06 four stars
2011-10 10/01/2012 81.80 three stars
2010-10 12/23/2011 76.57 two stars
2009-10 09/20/2011 87.97 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-10 02/01/2011 84.62 three stars
2008-10 05/01/2010 78.01 two stars
2007-10 09/01/2008 74.78 two stars
2006-10 06/01/2007 86.13 three stars
2005-10 09/01/2006 75.33 two stars
2004-10 11/01/2005 78.06 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 16-0743210
Name in IRS Master File JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER BUFFALO 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 (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, 1951
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End October
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • October, 2018
  • October, 2017
  • October, 2016
  • October, 2015
  • October, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$209,255 2.59% Robert Goldberg Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo (NY) 92.02 four stars
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh (PA) 96.66 four stars
Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte (NC) 89.70 three stars
Jewish Federation of Rockland County (NY) 88.76 three stars
Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles (CA) 87.69 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo
2640 North Forest Road
Getzville, NY 14068
tel: (716) 204-2241
EIN: 16-0743210

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Board Leadership

Sheldon Yellen
President

CEO

Rob Goldberg
CEO, Executive Director

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