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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
UJA-Federation of New York

A BBB Accredited charity


  • Meets all standards

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UJA-Federation of New York
Formerly known as:
United Jewish Appeal-Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York
130 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
Year, State Incorporated:
1975, New York
Stated Purpose:
" UJA-Federation, cares for people in need, inspires a passion for Jewish life and learning, and strengthens Jewish communities in New York, in Israel, and around the world. "

Evaluation Conclusions

UJA-Federation of New York meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


UJA-Federation pursues its mission by providing grants, capacity-building support, and advocacy services to close to 100 network agencies - major health and human service agencies; community centers and camps; agencies that support Jewish education; and a dozen national and international agencies - as well as numerous other not-for-profit institutions in New York and Israel. UJA-Federation also serves an important communal planning function by identifying new issues facing the Jewish community and mobilizing institutions and resources to address those issues. Many of UJA-Federation's network institutions provide services to the wider general community as well as to the Jewish community.


Chief Executive Officer:
Dr. John S. Ruskay, Executive Vice President & CEO
Chair of the Board:
Ms. Alisa R. Doctoroff
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Chair of the Board
Board Size:
Paid Staff Size:

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:

Direct mail appeals, telephone appeals, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements (newspapers, magazines, etc.), grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements, endowment contributions, amounts raised on behalf of others, split interest agreements and change in value of split interest agreements.
Fund raising costs were 13.8% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $202,550,000, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)

Tax Status

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.


The following information is based on UJA Federataion of New York`s Audited Financial Statement for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Source of Funds  

Net Contributions - Annual/Special Giving


Legacies and bequests


Rental income


Split interest agreements


Net investment income


Service income


Endowment Contribution


Other income


Donated Servcies


Change in value of Split interest agreements


Net (depreciation) appreciation in fair value of investment


Total Income


Program Expenses  



Other program services

Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Expenses in Excess of Income




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 78%  Fund Raising: 13%  Administrative 9% 
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Beginning net assets $1,019,192,000
Ending net assets 1,001,134,000
Total liabilities 200,161,000

Total assets


*Total assets includes total liabilities.


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