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Hebrew Free Loan of San Diego

We Provide Loans and Promise Dignity.

La Jolla, CA   |  www.hflsd.org

Mission

To aid and empower members of the San Diego Jewish community to help themselves by providing interest free loans in accordance with core Jewish values of dignity, respect, compassion, and confidentiality.

Ruling year info

2020

Executive Director

Mindi Frankel

Main address

9404 Genesee Ave Ste 200

La Jolla, CA 92037 USA

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EIN

85-2055131

IRS filing requirement

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

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Our programs

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

Interest-free loans

Hebrew Free Loan of San Diego provides interest-free loans to assist Jewish individuals in San Diego county overcome financial challenges and pursue life dreams. We provide loans for life cycle events, personal needs, education, healthcare, parents & children in crisis, recently unemployed, small business loans and emergency loans.

Population(s) Served
Jewish people
Low-income people
Working poor
Self-employed people
Unemployed people

Where we work

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Hebrew Free Loan of San Diego provides a variety of interest-free loan programs to assist Jewish individuals in San Diego county overcome financial challenges and pursue life dreams. We offer those in need a hand up, not a hand out.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), email requesting comments on process,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    HFLSD offers education loans in yearly disbursements, with a maximum term of 4 years at $5,000 per year. Each year a promissory note is issued for that disbursement. In our second year of business, we quickly realized that the HFLSD Loan and Collection Manual stated that each disbursement would carry an additional payment, but as we started issuing those disbursements it was identified that these higher payments were burdensome to our loan recipients. HFLSD responded by re-creating the loan payment schedule for all students, with a maximum repayment that remains in place while the student is in school and for 3 months following graduation.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    HFLSD has learned that loan recipients that apply for recently unemployed loans would like to work with a resume writer. We created a partnership with a resume building organization to work with this loan recipients.

  • 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 look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Hebrew Free Loan of San Diego

Board of directors
as of 08/24/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Selwyn Isakow

Ben Arnold

Lesley Davis

Mitchell Dubick

Leo Eisenberg

Graeme Gabriel

Leonard Gregory

Kay Gurtin

Hilary Isakow

Charlene Seidle

Lawrence Sherman

Tanya Hackel

Miriam Norten

Board leadership practices

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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? Yes
  • 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 performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/29/2022

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