Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metro Chicago

Location: Chicago , IL

Category: Federation

Steven Nasatir


One of the largest not-for-profit social welfare institutions in Illinois, the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago was founded in 1900. It funds a network of nearly 70 programs and agencies, helping to bring a wide spectrum of services from health care to educational programming to emergency assistance to both Jewish and non-Jewish Chicago residents and millions of Jews internationally. Through its work with the Jewish Community Relations Council, the JUF helps coordinate the policies of 46 Jewish organizations in Chicago to advocate for Jewish interests and foster engagement with a variety of social issues.

Steven Nasatir has served as the president of the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago for over 25 years. Prior to joining the Federation, he worked in academia and received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University. Nasatir serves on the board of Michael Reese Heath Trust, the board of directors of the Jewish People Policy Planning Institute in Jerusalem and the board of the Covenant Foundation. He has received numerous awards acknowledging his work in Jewish community organizing.


Institution Total Expenses: $157,276,215

Employees: 485

Salary: $496,01420

Underpaid by: 3%


Institution Total Expenses: $91,543,185

Employees: 485

Salary: $496,01420


Institution Total Expenses: $93,913,906

Salary: $477,7832


Salary: $477,7834


Salary: $441,000

  • 1Interim head of organization
  • 2Data from 2012
  • 3Data from 2011
  • 4Data from 2010
  • 5Data from 2009
  • 6Data from 2008
  • 7Data from 2007
  • 8Includes payment from SWC Museum Corp.
  • 9Predecessor's salary
  • 10Partial year
  • 11Not a 501(c)3
  • 12Annualized
  • 13Position currently vacant
  • 14As per Form 990, JNF declined to comment
  • 15Base salary
  • 16Data from president-elect period
  • 172010 Employees
  • 18Legally exempt from public disclosure of salary
  • 19Highest paid professional, not CEO
  • 20Paid from two related organizations
  • 21Data from 2013
  • 22Data from 2014
  • 23Data from 2015
  • 24Includes a one-time honorarium of $55,000
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