The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is a 501 (c) (3) (AJJDC) based in New York City that describes itself as the “world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization.” Staffed with 169 employees who were compensated nearly $66 million (an average compensation of $391,000, which appears very high), the AJJDC reports 36 employees received more than $100,000 in compensation. The 15 most highly compensated individuals were reported to be: Read more
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a network of 22 hospitals that provide specialized pediatric care (orthopaedic, burn, spinal cord, and palate) for children under the age of 18. According to the Shriners website, 20 out of the 22 hospitals are located in the United States and file IRS Form 990’s under two corporations:
- The Shriners Hospitals for Children (for 18 of the hospitals in the US) – a Colorado corporation based in Tampa, Florida; and
- The Shriners Hospitals for Children (for 2 of the hospitals in Massachusetts) – a Massachusetts corporation based in Tampa, Florida.
Shriners Hospitals for Children have 22 hospitals within the hospital network, 20 of which are in the United States. For reporting purposes, Shriners Hospitals for Children are actually two 501 (c) (3)’s that report the revenue and expenses of these 20 hospitals:
- Shriners Hospitals for Children – Colorado (SHC – Colorado): 18 hospitals
- Shriners Hospitals for Children – Massachusetts (SHC – Mass): 2 hospitals
SHC – Colorado has 5,547 employees who were compensated $418 million in 2017, which equates to an average compensation of $75,400. 667 employees received more than $100,000 in compensation with the most highly compensated individuals listed below: Read more
United Israel Appeal (UIA) – a 501 (c) 3 based in New York (and an affiliate of the Jewish Federation of North America) is responsible for the allocation and oversight of funds raised by the Jewish Federation of North America and expended in Israeli by its operating agent, The Jewish Agency for Israel (a 501 (c) (3) based in Jerusalem. Read more
The Jewish Federation of North American (JFNA) is a New York City-based 501 (c) (3) that represents 148 federations, more than 300 network communities and 30 Jewish community foundations (that are separately incorporated). With 178 employees, JFNA is primarily engaged in fundraising and awarding grants (primarily to United Israel Appeal – a wholly owned subsidiary organization that files a separate Form 990, and the Joint Distribution Committee). Read more
The Jewish Federation of North America (JFNA) “represents and serves 148 Jewish Federations, 300 independent network Jewish communities across North America and 30 separately incorporated Jewish community foundations.” In more simplistic terms, JFNA raises funds, organizes assistance, training, and leadership to the Jewish Federations and communities in North America.
Of the $261 million raised in 2017, JFNA awarded $214 million (82% of revenue) in grants, most of which went to domestic organizations (primarily to two organizations: $155 million to United Israel Appeal, a subsidiary of JFNA who awarded all the funds to foreign organizations, foreign governments, and foreign individuals, and $50 million to Joint Distribution Committee, a Jewish Humanitarian 501 (c) (3).
JFNA is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) based in New York City with 178 employees who were compensated nearly $24 million, which equates to an average compensation of $135,000. However, only 47 individuals received more than $100,000 in compensation. The 13 most highly compensated individuals were reported to be: Read more
UNICEF (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund) was established by the United Nations more than 70 years ago and is headquartered in New York City although there are UNICEF offices throughout the world.
In the most simple terms, the United States Fund for UNICEF (USF UNICEF) raised $474 million, of which $370 million ($78 out of every $100) was used for grants and other assistance to foreign organizations, foreign governments, and foreign individuals. The remaining revenue ($104 million) was spent on employee compensation ($31.5 million), payments to affiliates ($29 million), printing, postage, shipping, advertising, promotion, and mailing lists ($23 million), fees for services – fundraising, management, and program – ($13 million), and office-related expenses ($7.5 million).
In 2017, the USF UNICEF employed 320 individuals and spent $31.5 million on compensation which equates to about $98,500 per individual. However, 51 individuals received more than $100,000 in compensation with the 13 most highly compensated listed as follows: Read more
The American Red Cross (ARC) is one of the most recognized charities in the world. Based in Washington, DC, ARC works to “prevent and alleviate human suffering” by mobilizing employees and volunteers in emergencies and through the collection and sale of blood (ARC collects, tests, and distributes 40% of the nation’s blood). To do this, ARC relies on it’s 20,602 employees who were compensated $1.5 billion (an average of $74,500 each). 1,249 employees received more than $100,000 in compensation with the 17 most highly compensated employees listed below: Read more
Unless you’re a dairy farmer or work in the dairy industry, you may never have heard of Dairy Management, Inc. – a 501 (c) (6) – whose tax-exempt status as a “business league” is one of the most powerful dairy organizations in the country.
Funded by America’s 41,000-plus farmers and dairy importers, Dairy Management’s purpose is to increase demand and sales for dairy products. To do this, dairy farmers pay 15 cents (and dairy importers pay 7.5 cents) for every 100 pounds of milk (a gallon of milk weighs 8.6-11.6 pounds so 100 pounds of milk is roughly 10 gallons, meaning US dairy farmers pay Dairy Management about 1.5 cents per gallon for their services). These funds are used to “fund programs and aimed at promoting dairy consumption and protecting the good image of dairy farmer, dairy products, and the dairy industry.” Read more
Georgetown University (Georgetown) is one of the top private universities on the east coast and in the USA. At $76,490 a year for tuition, room, and board (an estimate for the undergraduate school year 2019-2020), Georgetown’s fees are right in line with other top private colleges and, yet people may still wonder why a 4-year education at Georgetown costs more than $300,000?
The answer: tuition dollars are supporting a huge education machine where, in the case of Georgetown, more than half of the total expenses ($662 million out of $1.3 billion, not including depreciation) are compensation-related costs for the 14,465 employees in 2016 (an average of $46,000 per employee – compare this to $75,000 at Yale, $68,000 at Penn, $64,000 at Princeton, and $17,000 at Vanderbilt – which is similar in many ways). Read more