American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Inc

Organization Overview

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Inc is located in New York, NY. The organization was established in 1933. According to its NTEE Classification (Q33) the organization is classified as: International Relief, under the broad grouping of International, Foreign Affairs & National Security and related organizations. As of 12/2019, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Inc employed 163 individuals. This organization is an independent organization and not affiliated with a larger national or regional group of organizations.

For the year ending 12/2019, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Inc generated $333.8m in total revenue. This represents relatively stable growth, over the past 5 years the organization has increased revenue by an average of 2.5% each year. All expenses for the organization totaled $331.7m during the year ending 12/2019. While expenses have increased by 4.2% per year over the past 5 years. They've been increasing with an increasing level of total revenue. You can explore the organizations financials more deeply in the financial statements section below.

Since 2014, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Inc has awarded 93 individual grants totaling $7,046,854. If you would like to learn more about the grant giving history of this organization, scroll down to the grant profile section of this page.

Mission & Program ActivityExcerpts From the 990 Filing

TAX YEAR

2019

Describe the Organization's Mission:

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THE AMERICAN JEWISH JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE (JDC) IS THE WORLD'S (CONT. ON SCHED. O) LEADING JEWISH HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE ORGANIZATION, WORKING IN MORE THAN 70 COUNTRIES AND IN ISRAEL.

Describe the Organization's Program Activity:

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SAVING JEWISH LIVES: RELIEF AND WELFARE PROGRAMS PROVIDE HUMAN SERVICES AND SUPPORT TO JEWS IN NEED IN COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD. SERVICES ARE PROVIDED TO THOSE INDIVIDUALS THAT MEET CRITERIA RELEVANT TO THE LOCAL ENVIRONMENT, SUCH AS POVERTY AND INCOME LEVELS, THE EXISTENCE OR LACK OF AVAILABLE SOCIAL SERVICES WITHIN A COUNTRY, AND CONSIDERATION FOR PHYSICAL MOBILITY, DISABILITIES, AND UNIQUE CIRCUMSTANCES. PROGRAMS INCLUDE: FOOD AND NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES HOMECARE MEDICAL SERVICES, EQUIPMENT, AND MEDICINES (CONT. ON SCHED. O) EMERGENCY GRANTS IN 2019, JDC PROVIDED ROUGHLY 120,000 JEWS IN NEED AROUND THE WORLD WITH MUCH NEEDED RELIEF AND WELFARE SERVICES. IN 2019, JDC PROVIDED OVER 22 MILLION HOURS OF HOMECARE TO OVER 30,000 NEEDY ELDERLY IN THE FORMER SOVIET UNION.


INNOVATIVE SOCIAL SERVICES IN ISRAEL: JDC ASSISTS VULNERABLE JEWS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. THIS MISSION IS CRUCIAL IN ISRAEL, WHERE A REMARKABLE ECONOMIC BOOM HAS NOT REACHED EVERYONE. SO JDC PROVIDES AID TO ISRAEL'S MOST VULNERABLE CITIZENS, INCLUDING UNEMPLOYED ISRAELIS, CHILDREN AT RISK, ELDERLY AND ISRAELIS WITH DISABILITIES. JDC USES A UNIQUE MODEL, WHICH MAXIMIZES OUR IMPACT. WE PROMOTE INNOVATION, RUNNING PILOT PROGRAMS TO DEVELOP AND TEST MORE PROMISING WAYS TO DELIVER SOCIAL SERVICES. IF A NEW IDEA SUCCEEDS, THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT TAKES OVER THE PROGRAM AND IMPLEMENTS IT THROUGHOUT THE NATION. WE USE THE ACRONYM "DNA" TO DESCRIBE THIS (CONT. ON SCHED. O) APPROACH, SINCE OUR INVOLVEMENT WITH A PILOT HAS THREE STAGES: 1) DESIGN (I.E., COMING UP WITH A NEW IDEA); 2) NURTURE (I.E., TESTING THE NEW PROGRAM); AND 3) ACCELERATE (I.E., IF IT WORKS, SCALING IT UP AND HANDING IT OFF TO BE REPLICATED). IN 2019, JDC DIRECTLY IMPACTED OVER 245,000 ISRAELIS, PLUS COUNTLESS OTHERS WHO BENEFIT FROM PROGRAMS THAT HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO SCALE ACROSS THE COUNTRY.


BUILDING JEWISH LIFE: JDC STRENGTHENS JEWISH COMMUNITIES IN THREE WAYS. FIRST, WE ENGAGE JEWS WHO FEEL NO CONNECTION TO JUDAISM, OFFERING PROGRAMS THAT ARE INCLUSIVE AND PLURALISTIC. SECOND, WE NURTURE INSTITUTIONS AND TRAIN LEADERS, SO COMMUNITIES ARE EFFICIENT, TRANSPARENT, REPRESENTATIVE, AND (EVENTUALLY) SELF-RELIANT. THIRD, WE URGE COMMUNITIES TO CARE FOR THEIR MOST VULNERABLE MEMBERS. AS A RESULT, THERE ARE SYNERGIES BETWEEN OUR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND CARE MISSIONS: INDIVIDUALS ARE MORE LIKELY TO RECEIVE CARE AND JDC HAS LESS NEED TO PROVIDE IT IF VIBRANT LOCAL COMMUNITIES TAKE ON THIS RESPONSIBILITY. PROGRAMS FOCUS ON CAPACITY-BUILDING THROUGH EFFORTS TO SUPPORT THE CREATION AND MAINTENANCE OF JEWISH COMMUNITIES, TO STRENGTHEN COMMUNITIES BY BUILDING COMMUNAL (CONT. ON SCHED. O) PARTICIPATION, AND TO IMPROVE COMMUNITY LIFE. PROGRAMS INCLUDE: LEADERSHIP INITIATIVES & TRAINING DEVELOPING VOLUNTARISM CAMPING AND RETREATS INFORMAL JEWISH EDUCATION (CLUBS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES) JEWISH TRADITION/RELIGION/HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTERS FORMAL JEWISH EDUCATION (SCHOOLS) EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES & MATERIALS (PUBLICATIONS, CURRICULA, E-LEARNING, WEB-RESOURCES, LIBRARIES, ETC)IN 2019, SOME 80,000 JEWS BENEFITTED FROM ACCESS TO JDC'S PROGRAMS IN COUNTRIES IN THE FORMER SOVIET UNION, EUROPE AND LATIN AMERICA, AS WELL AS AN ARRAY OF TRAINING PROGRAMS AROUND THE WORLD.


GLOBAL RESPONSE & INNOVATIVE DEVELOPMENT (GRID) PROGRAM: THIS PROGRAM RESPONDS TO HUMANITARIAN CRISES AND NATURAL DISASTERS THROUGH EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND RECOVERY WORK FOR VULNERABLE POPULATIONS PROVIDING FOOD, WATER, MEDICINES AND SHELTER AS WELL AS PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT, OPPORTUNITIES TO REGAIN THEIR LIVELIHOODS AND PREPARE FOR FUTURE CRISES. JDC ALSO CONVENES AND COORDINATES THE JEWISH COALITION FOR DISASTER RESPONSE, AN ALLIANCE OF OVER 40 JEWISH AGENCIES THAT RESPOND TO MAJOR GLOBAL CRISES SUCH AS SYRIAN REFUGEES, THE ROHINGYA CRISIS AND MAJOR DISASTERS. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT: THESE PROGRAMS INCLUDE JDC'S RESEARCH INSTITUTES, OTHER TYPES OF RESEARCH STUDIES AND JDC'S INVESTMENT IN DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNOLOGIES AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS. ENTWINE: AN INITIATIVE OF JDC, IS A ONE-OF-A-KIND MOVEMENT FOR YOUNG JEWISH LEADERS, INFLUENCERS, AND ADVOCATES WHO SEEK TO MAKE A MEANINGFUL IMPACT ON GLOBAL JEWISH NEEDS AND INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN ISSUES.


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Outside Vendors & Contractors

Vendor Name (Service)Compensation
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Audit And Tax
$726,002
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Internal Audit
$561,865
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$365,181
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Investment Advisory
$455,851
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$270,726
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Financial Statements

Statement of Revenue
Federated campaigns$43,500,448
Membership dues$0
Fundraising events$287,436
Related organizations$1,475,000
Government grants $49,296,193
All other contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts not included above$225,509,341
Noncash contributions included in lines 1a–1f $1,655,364
Total Revenue from Contributions, Gifts, Grants & Similar$320,068,418
Total Program Service Revenue$2,813,221
Investment income $5,281,930
Tax Exempt Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Net Rental Income $223,601
Net Gain/Loss on Asset Sales $3,575,426
Net Income from Fundraising Events -$240,149
Net Income from Gaming Activities $0
Net Income from Sales of Inventory $0
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Total Revenue $333,783,055

Grants Awarded

Over the last fiscal year, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Inc has awarded $679,342 in support to 16 organizations.

Grant RecipientAmount

HEBREW UNION COLLEGE

Org PageRecipient Profile

Cincinnati, OH

PURPOSE: general

$302,000

Encinitas, CA

PURPOSE: general

$148,572

AFYA FOUNDATION INC

Org PageRecipient Profile

Yonkers, NY

PURPOSE: general

$31,000

WORLD COUNCIL OF JEWISH COMMUNAL SERVICE

Org PageRecipient Profile

New York, NY

PURPOSE: general

$30,000

WASHINGTON INSTITUTE FOR NEAR EAST POLICY

Org PageRecipient Profile

Washington, DC

PURPOSE: general

$27,500

GABRIEL PROJECT MUMBAI

PURPOSE: general

$26,800
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Grants Recieved

Over the last fiscal year, we have identified 47 grants that American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Inc has recieved totaling $4,702,725.

Awarding OrganizationAmount
Jewish Communal Fund

New York, NY

PURPOSE: General support

$2,832,558
Anne And Henry Zarrow Foundation

Tulsa, OK

PURPOSE: CARE OF ELDERLY JEWS IN BELARUS AND THROUGHOUT THE FORMER SOVIET UNION

$400,000
United Way Of Middle Tennessee Inc

Nashville, TN

PURPOSE: DONOR DIRECTED DESIGNATIONS

$300,000
Marvin And Betty Danto Family Foundation

Troy, MI

PURPOSE: UNRESTRICTED CHARITABLE GIFT

$205,000
Koret Foundation

San Francisco, CA

PURPOSE: RECOMMEND THE MONEY BE SENT TO THE TAUB CENTER FOR SOCIAL POLICY STUDIES IN ISRAEL FOR PUBLICATION AND DISSEMINATION OF PICTURE OF THE NATION

$130,000
Anne And Henry Zarrow Foundation

Tulsa, OK

PURPOSE: CARE OF ELDERLY JEWS IN BELARUS AND THROUGHOUT THE FORMER SOVIET UNION

$100,000
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Endowment Analysis

Beg. Balance$103,715,535
Earnings$14,426,677
Net Contributions$12,396,119
Other Expense$5,766,057
Ending Balance$124,772,274

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