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American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

CharityWatch report issued
May 2018

Top-Rated Charity
A
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
 
89%
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
 
$4
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
220 E 42nd Street
Suite 400
New York, NY 10017

Other Names

Jack G. Buncher Charitable Fund
JDC
Maurice & Vivienne Wohl Charitable Foundation
Swergold Family Foundation for Children in Crises
Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel
Thalheimer Family-JDC Support Foundation

Tax Status

501(c)3

Website

www.jdc.org

Stated Mission

To care for the most vulnerable, develop innovative ways to fight poverty, and partner with the Jews we serve throughout the world.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2016

Program Percentage: 89%

The percentage of American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).

$311,000,000

Calculated Total Expenses

(rounded)

 

Cost to Raise $100: $4

How many dollars American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.

$243,000,000

Calculated Total Contributions

(rounded)

Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources

 

Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee IRS Form 990 13-1656634
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Consolidated Audited Financial Statements Multiple
Entity: American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 13-1656634
Entity: American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
Document Type: Consolidated Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: Multiple

Governance & Transparency

CharityWatch evaluates certain criteria related to a charity's Governance and Transparency. Donors may want to consider a charity's willingness to be open and transparent with CharityWatch to be a good litmus test for determining its commitment to public accountability.
This charity is Top-Rated
What does it mean to be Top-Rated?
 
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
meets governance benchmarks.
 
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
meets transparency benchmarks.
Transparency
Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
Privacy Policy
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  Name Title Compensation
1 Alan Gill Past Executive VP/CEO $771,742
2 Ophir Singal CFO $381,224
3 Pablo Weinsteiner Chief HR Officer $358,472
1
Name: Alan Gill
Title: Past Executive VP/CEO
Compensation: $771,742
2
Name: Ophir Singal
Title: CFO
Compensation: $381,224
3
Name: Pablo Weinsteiner
Title: Chief HR Officer
Compensation: $358,472

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.
CharityWatch's rating of The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee includes the financial activities of the organizations included in its audited consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year-ended December 31, 2016.

According to Note 2 of the consolidated audit, the included entities are "related through common board control and economic interest." The consolidated entities include:

-- The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc., Joint (JDC) - Israel (CC);
-- Jack G. Buncher Charitable Fund for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee;
-- Swergold Family Foundation for Children in Crises;
-- Thalheimer Family-JDC Support Foundation, Inc.;
-- AJJDC Real Estate Company Limited;
-- Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel; and
-- Maurice and Vivienne Wohl Charitable Foundation.

Also according to Note 2, "All intercompany transactions and balances have been eliminated in the consolidation."
According to The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) 2016 tax filing, JDC reports for Supplemental Information, Compensation (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part III):

Re: "Housing Allowance or Residence for Personal Use"

"The following individuals received a housing allowance during the tax year that was treated as taxable compensation and reported on Schedule J, Part II [as 'Other reportable compensation']."

David Zackon $77,280; Alan Gill $75,000

[David Zackon is reported as "Director, Financial RD;" Alan Gill is reported as "Executive VP & CEO (thru 12/16)," according to IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part II.]


Re: "Severance Agreements"

"The following individuals' employment contracts with JDC include severance agreements payable upon termination of employment. No amounts were paid to these individuals during calendar year ended December 31, 2016."

Alan Gill; Ophir Singal; Diego Ornique; Pablo Weinsteiner

[The reported titles of the above listed individuals are: Alan Gill, Executive VP & CEO (thru 12/16); Ophir Singal, Chief Financial Officer; Diego Ornique, Regional Director (Europe); and Pablo Weinsteiner, Chief Human Resources Officer, according to IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part II.]