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Bend the Arc - A Jewish Partnership for Justice

CharityWatch report issued
July 2022

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

Contact Information

Bend the Arc - A Jewish Partnership for Justice
330 7th Ave.
Suite 1902
New York, NY 10001

Other Names

Jewish Fund for Justice

Tax Status


Stated Mission

To deeply engage Jews in sustained action that manifests our tradition of working to heal and repair the world, and to create a powerful, widely recognized Jewish voice championing equality & justice for disenfranchised residents of our nation.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 06/30/2021

Program Percentage: 88%

The percentage of Bend the Arc - A Jewish Partnership for Justice's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $8

How many dollars Bend the Arc - A Jewish Partnership for Justice spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.


Calculated Total Contributions


Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources


Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
Bend the Arc - A Jewish Partnership for Justice Audited Financial Statements 52-1332694
Bend the Arc - A Jewish Partnership for Justice IRS Form 990 52-1332694
Entity: Bend the Arc - A Jewish Partnership for Justice
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 52-1332694
Entity: Bend the Arc - A Jewish Partnership for Justice
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 52-1332694

Governance & Transparency

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Bend the Arc - A Jewish Partnership for Justice
meets governance benchmarks.
Bend the Arc - A Jewish Partnership for Justice
meets transparency benchmarks.
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
Privacy Policy

  Name Title Compensation
1 Stosh Cotler CEO $280,778
2 Jamie Beran Chief of Staff $161,227
3 Mark Mildner CFO $156,778
Name: Stosh Cotler
Title: CEO
Compensation: $280,778
Name: Jamie Beran
Title: Chief of Staff
Compensation: $161,227
Name: Mark Mildner
Title: CFO
Compensation: $156,778

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.

According to the Bend the Arc – A Jewish Partnership for Justice (BTA-JPJ) audit of June 30, 2021 (Note 4, Related Party):

"BTA-JPJ has amounts due from Bend the Arc – Jewish Action, a related party, totaling $850,559 and $1,451,043 as of June 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

"BTA-JPJ made grants of $3,200,000 and $2,600,000 to Bend the Arc – Jewish Action during the years ended June 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively."

[Note: CharityWatch's rating of Bend the Arc – A Jewish Partnership for Justice does not include the financial activities of Bend the Arc – Jewish Action, a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization (tax ID #46-0539726). CharityWatch does not rate Bend the Arc – Jewish Action at this time. The $3.2 million grant BTA-JPJ made to its related 501(c)(4) entity, per audit Note 4 cited above, comprised approximately 60% of BTA-JPJ's total program spending in fiscal 2021.]

According to the Bend the Arc – A Jewish Partnership for Justice (BTA-JPJ) audit of June 30, 2021 (Note 11, Loan Payable – Paycheck Protection Program):

"BTA-JPJ received a $893,154 loan through the U.S. Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program (PPP Loan) on April 28, 2020. The PPP Loan program was authorized as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which was signed into law on March 27, 2020. ... The PPP Loan and accrued interest are eligible to be forgiven if BTA-JPJ maintains its employee count and salary level; and uses the funds for payroll and payroll related costs, interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities; and if 60% of the loan proceeds are used for payroll and payroll related costs.

"The terms of the PPP Loan indicate BTA-JPJ must utilize the proceeds for previously mentioned qualifying expenses during a period not to exceed twenty-four weeks from the time the funds were received. The PPP Loan agreement also states that BTA-JPJ must repay any unforgiven portion of the PPP Loan principal, plus interest accruing at a rate of 1% per annum, over the course of two years from the date of receipt. In accordance with the CARES Act, all principal and interest payments were deferred for six months.

"On January 11, 2021, the U.S. Small Business Administration reopened the Paycheck Protection Program. On February 4, 2021, BTA-JPJ was granted another loan in the amount of $688,682, pursuant to the PPP.

"BTA-JPJ has elected to account for the PPP Loans as a financial liability...which prohibits BTA-JPJ from recognizing forgiveness of the loan and gain on extinguishment until they are released as the primary obligator. In July 2021 and January 2022, BTA-JPJ applied for and received forgiveness of the first and second PPP Loans and related accrued interest, respectively, from the Small Business Administration. BTA-JPJ has recognized the amount of loan forgiveness as Extinguishment of Debt during the year ended June 30, 2022."