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MAZON INC A JEWISH RESPONSE TO HUNGER

aka MAZON   |   Los Angeles, CA   |  http://mazon.org
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MAZON INC A JEWISH RESPONSE TO HUNGER

EIN: 22-2624532


Mission

MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger is a national nonprofit organization working to end hunger among people of all faiths and backgrounds in the United States and Israel.

Ruling year info

1985

President & CEO

Ms. Abby J. Leibman

Main address

10850 Wilshire Blvd Suite 400

Los Angeles, CA 90024 USA

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EIN

22-2624532

Subject area info

Philanthropy

Public affairs

Agriculture, fishing and forestry

Human services

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

LGBTQ people

Women and girls

Jewish people

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NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (K01)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

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Our programs

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Capacity Building

Throughout MAZON’s history, we have invested in system-changing efforts across the nation, recognizing that states have a great deal of import and influence in helping to ensure that all those in their communities can feed themselves and their families. MAZON makes deep, multi-year investments in emerging anti-hunger organizations across the United States, partnering with them to advance public education, community organizing, and policy proposals to eliminate hunger. This work includes:
• Emerging Advocacy Fund: MAZON’s grantmaking is focused on building capacity in areas where the population is highly vulnerable to food insecurity and the advocacy infrastructure that might support a response to that vulnerability is all too thin.
• Quick Reaction Fund (QRF): The QRF enables MAZON and its partners to respond quickly to opportunities in the public and legislative spheres, providing the anti-hunger movement with rapid access to small investments of revenue.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Seniors

MAZON is the leading Jewish voice in advancing lasting policy solutions to reverse the course of hunger in this country. MAZON’s advocacy and expertise has led to meaningful change for Americans of all faiths and backgrounds. From drafting and championing critical policies in important legislation, to testifying to Congress, to hosting meaningful conversations with our legislators – MAZON is a strong advocate speaking truth to power at every level of government.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

MAZON works closely with our synagogue, school, and community partners to educate and engage individuals and communities about the scope of hunger and how we can work together to end it. We are creating a network of food security advocates and organizers across the country who can, and do, pick up the mantle of leadership when it is clear that an issue has become central to the movement to end hunger in America. Programs include:
• This Is Hunger: a community engagement program illuminating the profound prevalence of hunger in America and igniting the community’s commitment to end hunger once and for all, available in person and digitally.

• The Hunger Museum: Set against the political, economic, and cultural influences that have led to the striking disparities that exist today, MAZON’s entirely-digital Hunger Museum provides 100 years of historical perspective, to reveal the cycles of expansion and dismantling of the American social safety net – and chart a path forward.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Financials

MAZON INC A JEWISH RESPONSE TO HUNGER
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30
Financial documents
2023 2023 Financial Statement & Auditors Report 2018 Audited-Financial-Statemenets.2017.18.pdf
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0.38

Average of 7.82 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0.5

Average of 3.3 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

20%

Average of 21% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

MAZON INC A JEWISH RESPONSE TO HUNGER

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of MAZON INC A JEWISH RESPONSE TO HUNGER’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $459,990 $978,261 $2,965,833 $217,239 -$354,030
As % of expenses 7.0% 14.5% 44.1% 2.8% -3.9%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $453,261 $971,937 $2,951,801 $188,795 -$418,347
As % of expenses 6.9% 14.4% 43.8% 2.4% -4.5%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $6,768,937 $7,523,136 $9,910,001 $8,401,435 $8,648,112
Total revenue, % change over prior year -24.4% 11.1% 31.7% -15.2% 2.9%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 1.4% 1.1% 10.0% -6.7% 7.1%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 98.6% 98.9% 90.0% 106.7% 92.0%
Other revenue 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.9%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $6,583,831 $6,763,159 $6,725,522 $7,721,233 $9,153,430
Total expenses, % change over prior year -3.7% 2.7% -0.6% 14.8% 18.5%
Personnel 35.3% 33.6% 32.2% 31.9% 31.6%
Professional fees 4.0% 1.8% 2.2% 2.4% 2.1%
Occupancy 9.3% 8.2% 9.0% 7.9% 6.7%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 30.5% 38.4% 37.1% 38.5% 40.0%
All other expenses 20.8% 18.1% 19.5% 19.3% 19.6%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $6,590,560 $6,769,483 $6,739,554 $7,749,677 $9,217,747
One month of savings $548,653 $563,597 $560,460 $643,436 $762,786
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $22,697 $19,550 $50,500 $119,860 $210,381
Total full costs (estimated) $7,161,910 $7,352,630 $7,350,514 $8,512,973 $10,190,914

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Months of cash 6.5 8.1 2.3 2.9 0.5
Months of cash and investments 11.4 12.7 18.0 15.6 12.1
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 8.4 9.9 15.2 13.4 10.5
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cash $3,580,632 $4,558,450 $1,284,297 $1,845,967 $413,404
Investments $2,692,696 $2,593,331 $8,813,902 $8,219,544 $8,833,341
Receivables $0 $228 $7,750 $86 $175
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $130,658 $148,393 $198,893 $318,753 $529,134
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 70.4% 65.1% 55.6% 43.6% 38.4%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 6.5% 8.8% 3.4% 4.7% 10.3%
Unrestricted net assets $4,664,627 $5,636,564 $8,588,365 $8,777,160 $8,358,813
Temporarily restricted net assets $511,206 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $858,400 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $1,369,606 $1,159,886 $1,378,532 $1,120,603 $1,122,632
Total net assets $6,034,233 $6,796,450 $9,966,897 $9,897,763 $9,481,445

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President & CEO

Ms. Abby J. Leibman

Abby J. Leibman has an extensive background in advocacy and a distinguished record of leadership at prominent nonprofit organizations, including Jewish World Watch, Jewish Family Service, California Women Lawyers, American Jewish Congress, the West Hollywood Human Services Commission, the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles, and the Progressive Jewish Alliance. Ms. Leibman is a member of Temple Israel of Hollywood where she chaired its Jewish World Watch Committee and served as a member of its Education Commission. Ms Leibman co-founded the California Women’s Law Center, which she directed for 12 years, and has been a leading advocate for women’s rights and social justice. She teaches courses on advocacy, justice and civil rights as adjunct faculty at UCLA and American Jewish University. Ms. Leibman has her J.D. from Hastings College of Law and is a magna cum laude graduate of UCSD with a B.A. in Political Science.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

MAZON INC A JEWISH RESPONSE TO HUNGER

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 01/25/2024
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Board chair

Rabbi Joel Pitkowsky

Congregation Beth Sholom

Term: 2014 -

Leonard Fein

Founder, MAZON

Theodore R Mann

Founding Board Member

Rabbi Joel Pitkowsky

Board member

Morgan Powell

Board member

Leonard A David

Board member

David A Lash

Board member

Carolyn Schwarz Tisdale

Board member

Randall Lewis

Secretary, Board

Sara Albert

Board member

Karen Jacobs

Board Member

Mark Kravitz

Board member

Rachel Lipschutz

Board member

Daniel Segal

Board member

Julie Chernoff

Board member

Liz Kanter Groskind

Board member

Marilyn Komessar

Board member

Daniel Ripps

Board member

Howard Tarkow

Board member

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/25/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Decline to state
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
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Disability status
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Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Transgender Identity

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Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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Contractors

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