CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.

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According to the American Jewish World Service (AJWS) audit of April 30, 2015 (Note 3, Contributions and Contributions Receivable):

"A significant portion of AJWS's total contributions and revenue, excluding donated services and materials, were provided by one contributor during the year ended April 30, 2015 and the four months ended April 30, 2014, and two contributors during the year ended December 31, 2013. When donor-advised funds from one of the contributions are included, these contributions amounted to 63%, 82% and 70% of total contributions and revenue, respectively. When donor-advised contributions are excluded, the percentages become 34%, 58% and 55%, respectively."
According to the American Jewish World Service (AJWS) audit of April 30, 2015 (Note 2, Significant Accounting Policies):

"Fiscal Year Change: AJWS changed its fiscal year end from December 31 to April 30 in 2014..."

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