EIN 23-1500085

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia (JFGP)

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The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's mission is to mobilize financial and volunteer resources and to address the communities' most critical priorities locally, in Israel and around the world.
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Program areas at JFGP

The Jewish Federation is committed to funding services that meet the most basic needs of vulnerable community members of all ages, in Greater Philadelphia, israel, and around the world. This includes delivering nutritional support, providing grants for critical needs, enabling people with disabilities to reach their full potential, and facilitating a wide array of services helping older adults to age safely, nourish their souls, and live with dignity in their own homes.thanks to the community's support: 4,344 older adults participated in socialization programs to connect them with their peers and engage them in mentally, physically and emotionally rewarding activities such as sharing nutritious meals, discussion groups, book clubs, and Jewish holiday celebrations. Due to these programs, 1,729 individuals reported feeling less isolated. 1,182 direct grants were provided to 635 vulnerable jews with financial hardship to help them through difficult times due to unexpected life events. 58 individuals were provided employment-related services, including career counseling, job training and job placement services. 39 individuals remained in their job for 6 months after obtaining help to secure a job. 110,277 prepared meals, food packages and congregate meals were provided to 11,405 local low-income individuals. 53,012 volunteers gave their time to rescuing food and delivering food to low income israelis 1,516 at-risk children in israel received tutoring and mentoring. 1,602 holocaust survivors in israel were provided basic necessities. 1,872 pounds of food and $12,466 in gift cards were collected by 20 synagogues and agencies during the 2022 high holiday food drive.in addition, amounts are included that were distributed via donor-designated campaign support. These amounts were directly distributed to programs in addition to those amounts distributed through the annual grant process. The outcomes for the amounts distributed through the annual grant process are listed above.
Philanthropic fund and direct endowment support amounts represent distributions from our philanthropic funds which are distributed based on the non-binding recommendations of the philanthropic fund holder which further the mission of Jewish Federation. Also included are distributions from endowment funds that support agencies and/or programs which further the mission of Jewish Federation and are in addition to the annual grant process.
The Jewish Federation supports and promotes vibrant Jewish living and learning locally and abroad for children, teens, young adults and families. No matter where people are on their Jewish journey, we help provide opportunities including educational and camping resources, leadership development and family programs. This enables community members of all ages to engage in the rich tapestry of Jewish life, while securing the future of our Jewish world.thanks to the community's support: 1,690 Jewish young adults in the Greater Philadelphia area participated in targeted programming that strengthened their Jewish identity. 7,009 children received jewish-themed books and music. 2,449 scholarships were awarded for Jewish learning and camping. 1,231 teens participated in jewish-themed extracurricular social and educational programs. 357 Jewish educators were provided with professional development.the Jewish Federation truly believes we are stronger together, which is why we are continuously connecting individuals and organizations, in various communities, with one another to repair our world. We strive to show every community member no matter their interests, affiliation, donation level, geographic location or orientation we are here to help them engage more deeply in Jewish life in whatever way is most comfortable for them.in addition, amounts are included that were distributed via donor-designated campaign support. These amounts were directly distributed to programs in addition to those amounts distributed through the annual grant process. The outcomes for the amounts distributed through the annual grant process are listed above.
Program operations are primarily funds used to administer, measure and evaluate the impact of our programs on the community as well as providing certain direct services to the community. Other program support represents grants and other expenses to further the mission of Jewish Federation.

Grants made by JFGP

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Ronald O Perelman Center for the Performing Arts (PACWTC)General And/or Program Support - Donor Advised Funds$7,500,000
The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA)General And/or Program Support$5,074,011
Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater PhiladelphiaGeneral And/or Program Support$2,081,038
...and 283 more grants made totalling $33,161,347

Who funds Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia (JFGP)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Perelman Family Charitable Trust IGeneral Charitable Contribution$9,300,000
Elias Family Charitable TrustGeneral Fund Contribution for Entity's Charitable Purpose$4,605,608
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$721,702
...and 163 more grants received totalling $21,009,724

Personnel at JFGP

Michael BalabanPresident and Chief Executive Officer$263,087
Nikki DicaroSenior Chief , Finance and Operations$250,777
Steven RosenbergChief Operating Officer$317,652
Melissa GreenbergExecutive Vice President$292,664
Sarah SolomonInterim Chief Development Officer$137,850
...and 4 more key personnel

Financials for JFGP

RevenuesFYE 08/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$43,322,706
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$5,014,948
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$-326,168
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$13,069,474
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$467,743
Total revenues$61,548,703

Form 990s for JFGP

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2021-082022-07-05990View PDF
2020-082021-06-22990View PDF
2019-082020-11-19990View PDF
2018-082019-10-12990View PDF
2017-082018-10-16990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s
Data update history
August 20, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 31 new personnel
August 19, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
August 19, 2023
Received grants
Identified 129 new grant, including a grant for $9,300,000 from Perelman Family Charitable Trust I
August 17, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
May 8, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 74 new personnel
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Civic / social organizationsCharities
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ReligiousJewishPolitical advocacyOperates donor advised fundsProvides grantsLobbyingOperates internationallyState / local levelEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringProvides scholarshipsTax deductible donations
General information
2 Commerce St 2001 Market 230
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Metro area
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
Website URL
(215) 832-0500
Facebook page
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IRS details
Fiscal year end
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
X30: Jewish
NAICS code, primary
813410: Civic and Social Organizations
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