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JEWISHcolorado

Building Community. Together.

Denver, CO   |  https://www.jewishcolorado.org

Mission

JEWISHcolorado builds community by providing pathways for Coloradans to connect with the Jewish people, both locally and globally, and creates opportunities guided by our shared values. We envision a thriving, diverse and dependable Jewish community, one in which people feel connected to one another, to the people of Israel, and to Jews around the world. We are a part of the Jewish Federations of North America system.

Ruling year info

2006

President & CEO

Renée Rockford

Main address

300 S Dahlia St

Denver, CO 80246 USA

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Formerly known as

Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado

EIN

01-0831698

NTEE code info

(Community Foundations) (T31)

Jewish (X30)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Connecting Coloradans to the Jewish community & the people of Israel. JEWISHcolorado is the result of a merger of three historic Colorado organizations: Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado, the Colorado Agency for Jewish Education (CAJE), and the Jewish Community Foundation of Colorado. Their legacies live on in JEWISHcolorado’s three primary areas of work. Our programs transmit timeless knowledge, education, and values. Our grants infuse significant resources into the local, national, and global Jewish communities. And our Philanthropy Department stewards the community’s financial resources for today and tomorrow.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Jewish Community Relations Council

Central government and relations group of the Colorado Jewish community, the JCRC advocates for Jewish institutions and values, educates the community about key issues of concern and reaches out to our neighbors so that we can build a better world for all of us. Rooted in shared Jewish values and enduring commitment to Israel, the JCRC is a coalition of 39 organizations and 15 at-large members that advocates for the Colorado Jewish community. Together, these members educate on issues of importance to the global Jewish community, and cultivates and sustains relationships with public officials and faith, ethnic, and other stakeholder groups.

Population(s) Served
Jewish people
Interfaith groups

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

JEWISHcolorado envisions a thriving, diverse, and dependable Jewish community, one in which people feel connected to one another, to the people of Israel, and to Jews around the world. We build that community, guided by our Jewish values, through our programs, by mobilizing and disbursing resources, and by enabling opportunities to gather together in shared purpose.

JEWISHcolorado actively creates and sustains the Jewish community through the essential and urgent work at the core of our mission. We mobilize resources to support Jewish life and learning in many diverse forms for Jewish heritage to remain vibrant, secure, and accessible for all Jews whether they are in Colorado or around the world. We act on issues of concern to the local community, stewarding resources and maintaining living links with the people of Israel and Jews worldwide. Through our own programming and through support of the programs and services of schools, synagogues, and other local, national, and international agencies, we offer numerous ways for our Jewish community to come together and flourish.

JEWISHcolorado engages in philanthropic foundation stewardship for multi-generational giving, conducts dozens of different programs reaching thousands of participants, and engages in grantmaking to support other non-profit organizations.

JEWISHcolorado is a Jewish Federation, and a member of the Jewish Federations of North America, which is part of an international network of Jewish organizations. We steward ~$100,000,000 of assets to meet our goals.

This year: $350,000 in grants to Colorado non-profits, $800,000 in grants to international non-profits, $500,000 granted to Ukraine relief, $1,000,000 granted to Boulder fire victims, 600 high school teens mentored, 4,500 books per month shipped for education, 150 grants to camp for kids, 20,000 engagements with programs. Similar future activities.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

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

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JEWISHcolorado

Board of directors
as of 01/25/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Rob Kaufmann

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/18/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/18/2023

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.