Jewish Federation Of Cleveland

Jewish Federation Of Cleveland Overview

Jewish Federation Of Cleveland is located in Cleveland, OH. The organization was established in 1952. According to its NTEE Classification (T70) the organization is classified as: Federated Giving Programs, under the broad grouping of Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations and related organizations. As of 06/2020, Jewish Federation Of Cleveland employed 247 individuals. This organization is an independent organization and not affiliated with a larger national or regional group of organizations.

For the year ending 06/2020, Jewish Federation Of Cleveland generated $76.6m in total revenue. This represents a relatively dramatic decline in revenue. Over the past 5 years, the organization has seen revenues fall by an average of (3.8%) each year. All expenses for the organization totaled $80.4m during the year ending 06/2020. As we would expect to see with falling revenues, expenses have declined by (3.9%) per year over the past 5 years. You can explore the organizations financials more deeply in the financial statements section below.

Since 2015, Jewish Federation Of Cleveland has awarded 2,386 individual grants totaling $432,828,473. 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

2020

Describe the Organization's Mission:

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THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF CLEVELAND WORKS TO PRESERVE AND ENHANCE (CONT. SCHEDULE O) JEWISH LIFE IN CLEVELAND AND THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. IT FUNDS AND SUPPORTS A WIDE ARRAY OF CHARITABLE, EDUCATIONAL, RELIGIOUS, HUMANITARIAN, HEALTH, CULTURAL AND SOCIAL SERVICE ACTIVITIES THAT STRENGTHEN THE JEWISH AND GENERAL COMMUNITIES.

Describe the Organization's Program Activity:

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ALLOCATIONS AND GRANTS FOR CHARITABLE, EDUCATIONAL, AND RELIGIOUS PURPOSES. ANNUAL ALLOCATIONS FROM THE CAMPAIGN FOR JEWISH NEEDS ARE MADE TO 15 LOCAL BENEFICIARIES AND PROGRAMS, AS WELL AS TO A NUMBER OF U.S. ORGANIZATIONS CONDUCTING PROGRAMS TO MEET THE SOCIAL WELFARE, RELIGIOUS, AND EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITY IN THE UNITED STATES AND AROUND THE WORLD. ENDOWMENT FUND GRANTS ARE DESCRIBED FURTHER ON SCHEDULE D, PART V, LINE 4 AND PART XIII. GRANTS FROM DONOR ADVISED FUNDS SUPPORT JEWISH AND NON-JEWISH ORGANIZATIONS WHOSE MISSIONS ARE NOT INCONSISTENT WITH THE FEDERATION'S MISSION.


DIRECT SERVICES INCLUDE PROGRAMS THAT HELP MEET THE SOCIAL WELFARE, RELIGIOUS, AND EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF PEOPLE IN CLEVELAND, ISRAEL, AND AROUND THE WORLD. THESE INCLUDE:1. GROWING JEWISH CLEVELAND'S EMPLOYMENT RELATED SUPPORT PROGRAM PROVIDES ONE-ON-ONE ASSISTANCE FOR THE NETWORKING JOB-READY CANDIDATES WHO ARE NEW TO NORTHEAST OHIO OR PLANNING A MOVE TO NORTHEAST OHIO.2. THE PUBLIC EDUCATION INITIATIVE (PEI) TRAINS AND COORDINATES APPROXIMATELY 75 VOLUNTEER TUTORS WHO PROVIDE LITERACY ENRICHMENT TO 200+ CHILDREN IN THE CLEVELAND METROPOLITAN SCHOOL DISTRICT EACH YEAR. THE PROGRAM HAS BEEN IN EXISTENCE FOR OVER 15 YEARS AND HAS GROWN FROM 1 SITE TO 7. PEI IS WELL-ESTABLISHED AS THE LARGEST LITERACY TUTORING PROGRAM IN THE CLEVELAND METROPOLITAN SCHOOL DISTRICT. 3. THE JEWISH VOLUNTEER NETWORK (JVN) CONNECTS VOLUNTEERS TO A WIDE RANGE OF OPPORTUNITIES IN BOTH THE JEWISH AND GENERAL COMMUNITY. IN THE PAST YEAR, JVN VOLUNTEER EFFORTS HAVE INCLUDED SERVING MEALS TO AT-RISK CHILDREN, ASSISTING THE ELDERLY, AND BEAUTIFICATION OF COMMUNITY CEMETERIES AND NEIGHBORHOODS. SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGAN, JVN VOLUNTEERS PARTICIPATED IN NEARLY 40 NEW VIRTUAL OPPORTUNITIES. TO LESSEN ISOLATION, HUNDREDS OF VOLUNTEERS, PLACED CARING CALLS TO 1800 COMMUNITY MEMBERS AGES 75+. THEMED GIFT BAGS WERE DELIVERED TO THE HOMES OF 2400 COMMUNITY MEMBERS AGES 80+ BY VOLUNTEERS. IN TOTAL, APPROXIMATELY, 1,500 VOLUNTEERS PARTICIPATED IN OVER 50 NO-CONTACT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES. 4. FEDERATION'S COMMUNITY OPTIONS AND JEWISH COMMUNITY HOUSING PROGRAMS HELP 900 SENIORS IN THE COMMUNITY LIVE LONGER INDEPENDENTLY THROUGH PROVISION OF ACTIVITIES, ON-SITE HEALTH AND WELLNESS PROGRAMS, VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES, AND SERVICE REFERRALS.5. THE OVERSEAS CONNECTIONS COMMITTEE OVERSEES AND RECOMMENDS FUNDING TO JEWISH FEDERATIONS OF NORTH AMERICA OR OTHER NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS FOR A MYRIAD OF SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO HELP DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN, YOUNG ADULTS AND FAMILIES IN ISRAEL, HUNGARY AND RUSSIA, AND TO FOSTER THE REVIVAL OF JEWISH LIFE. CLEVELANDERS ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN THESE INITIATIVES. 6. THE FEDERATION'S PJ LIBRARY PROGRAM FOR JEWISH FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN (AGES 6 MONTHS TO 7 YEARS), HAS DISTRIBUTED OVER 133,000 BOOKS TO OVER 4,300 CHILDREN (SINCE JANUARY 2009) AND ORGANIZED A LARGE RANGE OF EVENTS TO BUILD COMMUNITY AROUND THE PROGRAM. 7. ACCESS JEWISH CLEVELAND, FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE INFORMATION & REFERRAL SERVICE, IS A COMPREHENSIVE RESOURCE THAT COMMUNITY MEMBERS CAN ACCESS EITHER THROUGH PERSONALIZED, CONFIDENTIAL PHONE ASSISTANCE OR A WEBSITE. THE PROGRAM IS A SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT AND COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE FEDERATION, ITS BENEFICIARY AGENCIES, SYNAGOGUES, AND ORGANIZATIONS IN THE CLEVELAND JEWISH COMMUNITY AND PROVIDES ACCESS TO A HOST OF INFORMATION ABOUT PROGRAMS, SERVICES, AND SPECIAL EVENTS. FEDERATION'S ROUNDTABLE ON FINANCIAL DISTRESS CONVENES ALL COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS THAT WORK WITH CLIENTS FACING FINANCIAL HARDSHIP SO THEY CAN NETWORK AND COLLABORATE ON IMPORTANT ISSUES FACING THEIR CLIENTS. AS A RESULT OF THIS ROUNDTABLE, THE FRONT LINE STAFF FROM EVERY ORGANIZATION HAVE UNPRECEDENTED LEVELS OF COLLABORATION TO SERVE THE CLIENTS. THIS COLLABORATION LEVERAGES THE SPECIALTIES AND EXPERTISE OF EACH ORGANIZATION AND MAXIMIZES THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SERVICES DELIVERED TO CLIENTS BY EACH AND EVERY ORGANIZATION. THIS WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE COORDINATING EFFORTS OF ACCESS JEWISH CLEVELAND.8. THE CLEVELAND ISRAEL ARTS CONNECTION IS A PROGRAM OF THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF CLEVELAND, CONNECTING OUR COMMUNITY WITH THE MOST DYNAMIC 21ST CENTURY CULTURAL EXPERIENCES THAT ISRAEL HAS TO OFFER. WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NORTHEAST OHIO'S LEADING ARTS ORGANIZATIONS, WE STRIVE TO IDENTIFY, ENHANCE, PROMOTE, AND CREATE UNIQUE AND ENGAGING ISRAELI CULTURAL OPPORTUNITIES. THOUSANDS OF CLEVELANDERS ENJOY ATTENDING ISRAELI CULTURAL EVENTS PRESENTED BY OUR FINE ARTS PARTNERS. THE ROE GREEN GALLERY, LOCATED AT THE FEDERATION, HOSTED ART EXHIBITIONS DESIGNED TO APPEAL TO BOTH THE JEWISH AND GENERAL COMMUNITY AUDIENCES.


INDIRECT SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE FEDERATION THROUGH ITS STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS INCLUDE:1) HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT, WHICH CULTIVATES AND DEVELOPS LEADERSHIP FROM WITHIN THE COMMUNITY.2) THE PLANNING AND ALLOCATIONS DEPARTMENT, WHICH WORKS WITH A NETWORK OF 15 LOCAL BENEFICIARIES AND PROGRAMS TO MEET COMMUNITY NEEDS, ENGAGE IN LONG-TERM AND STRATEGIC PLANNING, AND ALLOCATE FUNDS TO PRIORITY PROGRAMS. THE COMMUNITY PLANNING COMMITTEE ESTABLISHED A TASK FORCE TO EVALUATE SERVICES FOR FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER'S AND OTHER DEMENTIAS. THE TASK FORCE'S RESEARCH HAS BEEN SUMMARIZED INTO A FINAL REPORT, AND THE STAFF, IN COORDINATION WITH APPROPRIATE BENEFICIARY AGENCIES, ARE BEGINNING TO IMPLEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS AROUND CARE NAVIGATION AND BECOMING A "DEMENTIA FRIENDLY" COMMUNITY. 3) THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE (CRC) SERVES AS THE CENTRAL COORDINATING AND RESOURCE BODY FOR THE JEWISH COMMUNITY IN THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS FIELD AND IS AN ACTIVE FORCE IN CLEVELAND'S CIVIC AND COMMUNAL LIFE. THE CRC: PROMOTES EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY AND FULL CIVIL RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES FOR JEWISH AND ALL OTHER RACIAL, RELIGIOUS, AND ETHNIC GROUPS IN CLEVELAND; ENCOURAGES AMICABLE RELATIONSHIPS, MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING, AND RESPECT AMONG THE VARIOUS GROUPS IN CLEVELAND; HELPS CREATE AND MAINTAIN CONDITIONS THAT ARE CONDUCIVE TO ENCOURAGING THE CONTINUITY AND VITALITY OF JEWISH LIVING IN A PLURALISTIC SOCIETY; PROTECTS AND STRENGTHENS THE RIGHTS AND INTERESTS OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITY IN CLEVELAND; COMBATS ANTI-SEMITISM AND EVERY OTHER FORM OF RACISM OR GROUP PREJUDICE, PROBLEMS, CONCERNS, AND COMMITMENTS; AND PROVIDES FORUMS FOR JEWISH COMMUNAL LEADERSHIP TO EXCHANGE VIEWS WITH KEY LOCAL, NATIONAL, AND GLOBAL PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND INFLUENCERS.4) CENTRAL SERVICES PROVIDE BENEFIT PROGRAMS, SECURITY ADVICE, RISK MANAGEMENT ADVICE, INVESTMENT ASSISTANCE, FUNDS FOR CAPITAL REPAIRS AND REPLACEMENTS, AND TRAINING AND INFORMATION ON TOPICS SUCH AS SECURITY, RETIREMENT PLANNING, AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TO THE FEDERATION'S 15 LOCAL BENEFICIARIES AND PROGRAMS.5) THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMMITTEE ADVOCATES ON ISSUES SUCH AS SECURITY, MEDICAID, MEDICARE, TRANSPORTATION, AND CHILDREN'S HEALTH AND NUTRITION, HELPING CLEVELAND CITIZENS RECEIVE NEEDED SERVICES AND SUPPORT.6) THE ENDOWMENTS AND FOUNDATIONS PROGRAM PROVIDES SUPPORT TO HIGH PRIORITY FEDERATION INITIATIVES AND PROGRAMS AND OFFERS DONORS OPPORTUNITIES TO FUND INNOVATIVE AND PRIORITY CHARITABLE, EDUCATIONAL AND RELIGIOUS PROGRAMS, AND PROMOTES COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE FEDERATION AND OTHER FUNDERS IN CLEVELAND.7) THE FEDERATION PROVIDES FUNDING AND ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT FOR SECURITY SERVICES TO LOCAL JEWISH BENEFICIARY AGENCIES, SYNAGOGUES, JEWISH PRESCHOOLS, AND OTHER JEWISH ORGANIZATIONS. THE FEDERATION ENGAGES JFC SECURITY, LLC (A SINGLE-MEMBER LLC WITH THE FEDERATION AS ITS MEMBER) AS ITS PRIMARY PROVIDER OF SUCH SERVICES.


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Jewish Federation Of Cleveland Vendors

Vendor Name (Service)Compensation
Crewcial Partners Llc
Investment Consulting
$509,796
Bdo Usa Llp
Audit And Tax Services
$421,145
Iridian Asset Management Llc
Investment Management
$271,413
Cambridge Associates Llc
Investment Consulting Fees
$261,644
Cji Inc
Building Renovations
$424,376
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Financial Statements

Statement of Revenue
Federated campaigns$1,327,710
Membership dues$0
Fundraising events$0
Related organizations$10,819,462
Government grants $0
All other contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts not included above$51,459,267
Noncash contributions included in lines 1a–1f $15,303,024
Total Revenue from Contributions, Gifts, Grants & Similar$63,606,439
Total Program Service Revenue$0
Investment income $6,504,035
Tax Exempt Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Net Rental Income $100,891
Net Gain/Loss on Asset Sales $5,067,357
Net Income from Fundraising Events $0
Net Income from Gaming Activities $0
Net Income from Sales of Inventory $0
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Total Revenue $76,588,151

Jewish Federation Of Cleveland Grants Awarded

Over the last fiscal year, Jewish Federation Of Cleveland has awarded $59,848,046 in support to 354 organizations.

Grant RecipientAmount

JEWISH FEDERATIONS OF NORTH AMERICA INC

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New York, NY

PURPOSE: RECOMMENDATION: KVUTZAT REUT, YEZREEL VALLEY COLLEGE, JEWISH PEOPLE PLANNING INSTITUTE; GENERAL SUPPORT

$11,207,701

JEWISH EDUCATION CENTER OF CLEVELAND

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Cleveland Hts, OH

PURPOSE: ANNUAL ALLOCATION, ICNEXT, JHUB, JEWISH EDUCATION, SEGULA, SCHOLARSHIPS, GENERAL SUPPORT

$5,617,401

JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE ASSOCIATION OF CLEVELAND OHIO

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Pepper Pike, OH

PURPOSE: ANNUAL ALLOCATION, YOUTHABILITIES, HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS, HOME DELIVERED MEALS, FORWARD FOCUS, CORONAVIRUS RELIEF, RESPONSE TO DEMENTIA, SCHOLARSHIPS, CAPITAL CAMPAIGN, ANNUAL CAMPAIGN, GENERAL SUPPORT

$4,497,777

Beachwood, OH

PURPOSE: ANNUAL ALLOCATION, DEMENTIA EDUCATION

$2,962,575

HEBREW ACADEMY OF CLEVELAND

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Cleveland Heights, OH

PURPOSE: ANNUAL ALLOCATION, DAY SCHOOL TUITION REDUCTION GRANT, MAOT CHITIM, KOLLEL PESACH, SCHOLARSHIPS, CAPITAL CAMPAIGN, GENERAL SUPPORT

$2,954,841

CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY

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Cleveland, OH

PURPOSE: PROFESSORSHIP IN MODERN HEBREW, ANNUAL CAMPAIGN, MEDICAL SCHOOL: SCIENCE ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM, SUMMER STUDENT PROGRAM; MALTZ PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, CLEVELAND HILLEL CAPITAL CAMPAIGN, GENERAL SUPPORT

$2,080,110
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Jewish Federation Of Cleveland Grants Recieved

Over the last fiscal year, we have identified 19 grants that Jewish Federation Of Cleveland has recieved totaling $1,228,393.

Awarding OrganizationAmount
Lerner Foundation

Highland Heights, OH

PURPOSE: GENERAL OPERATIONS

$600,000
Jan R Lewis Philanthropic Fund Inc

Cleveland, OH

PURPOSE: GENERAL SUPPORT

$150,000
Krause Family Foundation

Beachwood, OH

PURPOSE: GENERAL

$112,000
David And Ruth Moskowitz Family Charitable Foundation

Cleveland, OH

PURPOSE: 2020/2021 CAMPAIGN, WELFARE FOR ELDERLY IN ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA, ICNEXT, PHILANTHROPIC FUND, COVID EMERGENCY RESPONSE, COMMUNITY SECURITY INITIATIVE

$85,450
The Kangesser Foundation

Newton, MA

PURPOSE: CHARITABLE CAMPAIGN FOR JEWISH NEEDS

$82,500
Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund

St Petersburg, FL

PURPOSE: GENERAL USE AND/OR SPECIAL FUND/PROJECT

$52,750
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Endowment Analysis

Beg. Balance$164,390,009
Earnings$768,437
Admin Expense$621,348
Net Contributions$3,289,698
Other Expense$7,113,181
Grants$1,825,540
Ending Balance$158,888,075

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