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Jewish Family Service of San Diego

Moving Forward Together

aka JFS; JFSSD   |   San Diego, CA   |  www.jfssd.org
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Jewish Family Service of San Diego

EIN: 95-1644024


Mission

Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) partners with people of all backgrounds to build stable and dignified lives. Together, we create a stronger and healthier community where everyone can thrive. Founded in 1918, JFS is one of San Diego’s most trusted and comprehensive non-profit human services agencies. Our broad network of staff, volunteers, supporters, and community partners are committed to the pursuit of helping individuals and families in San Diego move forward.

Notes from the nonprofit

Jewish Family Service is a premier provider of integrated services that empower individuals and families to attain the skills, knowledge, and resources to meet their basic needs, achieve financial stability, social, and emotional well-being, community connections, and economic independence of thousands of individuals and families. JFS is committed to the delivery of high quality life-changing services that empower clients to set and achieve goals that result in long-term change. Among Jewish Family Service of San Diego's most notable achievements is its flourishing, robust volunteer base which annually enlists nearly 1,000 dedicated volunteers.

Ruling year info

1970

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Michael Hopkins

Main address

Joan & Irwin Jacobs Campus, Turk Family Center 8804 Balboa Avenue

San Diego, CA 92123 USA

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Formerly known as

Jewish Social Services Agency

EIN

95-1644024

Subject area info

Community service

Human services information

Basic and emergency aid

Housing services

Special population support

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Population served info

Adults

Ethnic and racial groups

Immigrants and migrants

Economically disadvantaged people

NTEE code info

Family Services (P40)

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) is working to address such complex and interrelated challenges as hunger, domestic violence, mental illness, unemployment, and social isolation which continue to weigh heavily on many members of our community. In addition, San Diego, like the rest of the nation, is experiencing unprecedented growth in the older adult population. These realities require a higher level of care, bolder, innovation, and greater efficiency than ever before and JFS is ready and anxious to address these problems.

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?

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JFS is on the frontlines in our community every day to meet the emerging needs of San Diego residents. The agency provides critical meals, financial assistance, and community resources. Because of the outstanding partnership of our supporters, JFS can quickly mobilize to compassionately serve those in need. San Diego residents know they can contact JFS for nutrition services, including home-delivered meals, transportation for older adults, aging care services, and assistance finding stable housing. With a commitment to fighting social and economic injustice, JFS recently launched a guaranteed income program to help create an income floor for some of San Diego’s most vulnerable families.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants
Jewish people

Our compassionate response to refugees and immigrants has been part of our actions since our founding when we helped refugees who were forced to wait at the border. We know how important it is to provide safety to asylum seekers through humanitarian services and respite shelter, and to empower our refugee community to begin a new life. Our immigration related services, including our respite Migrant Shelter, legal assistance and services, resettlement services, case management, and financial support, ensure that San Diego remains a welcome place for those in search of a safer life – free from violence and persecution.

Population(s) Served
Immigrants and migrants

JFS provides a strong community home for helping people from a Jewish place and in a Jewish context. JFS is a place where Jewish culture and values are celebrated as we serve the Jewish community and the greater San Diego community. With a vision to end Jewish poverty, we provide an array of programs to the local Jewish community, including comprehensive support services to help Holocaust Survivors maintain their health, independence, and connection to the community throughout San Diego and Orange County. Additionally, JFS Community Resource Navigators work with Jewish community members of all ages to provide financial assistance, no-interest loans, employment coaching, mental health services, resource coordination, and referrals. The Center for Jewish Care also provides culturally appropriate case management, meal assistance, transportation, and more.

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults
Jewish people

Where we work

Accreditations

Board of Immigration Appeals - Accreditation 2012

Charity Navigator 2017

Awards

Certified Partner 2014

LiveWell San Diego

Certified Service Enterprise 2014

Points of Light

2016 California Nonprofit of the Year 2016

California Assembly

2019 Nonprofit of the Year Award 2019

78th Assembly District

Distinguished Organization Award 2020

San Diego County Bar Association

Kaleidoscope Award for Good Governance 2022

University of San Diego

Affiliations & memberships

San Diego Association of Nonprofits 2010

Association of Volunteer Administrators 2010

Alliance for Children and Families - Member 2011

AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) 2011

San Diego Association of Nonprofits 2011

Association of Jewish Family & Children's Agencies (AJFCA) 2011

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2014 - best estimate (outcome database implementation year)

Number of meals served or provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of clients connected to stable housing or services to help them remain housed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Percentage of clients indicating that JFS services increased their connection to community and decreased isolation

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Jewish Family Service holds an unwavering belief that its clients are able to improve their lives. JFS's goal is to deliver high quality, interconnected services across San Diego County and in the Coachella Valley of Riverside County, that empower clients to set and achieve goals that result in long-term change and that contribute to measurable improvements in the quality of life, standard of living, community connections, and economic independence of thousands of individuals and families. JFS strives to provide seamless integration of its client-centered community‑based, and in-home services.
In the Aging with Dignity Impact Area, JFS's goal is to provide comprehensive aging and wellness services that offer a seamless integration of community based and in-home services that ensure that older adults lead safe and independent lives — and remain engaged, contributing members of their communities.
In the Community Engagement impact area, JFS's goals are to be a leader in the field of volunteer engagement, serve as an active and collaborative partner in the community, and collaborate with community partners to advocate for public policies at the local, state, and federal levels to ensure that clients' needs continue to be met over the long‑term.

JFS's strategies to achieve its goals are to:
• deliver high quality services that empower clients to set and achieve goals that result in long‑term change
• measure outcomes to support program improvement and to ensure progress toward goals, and
• partner for impact with other human service agencies, universities, government agencies and generous funding partners to advocate for legislative policies that increase client access to community services, promote self-sufficiency, and facilitate aging in community

JFS is recognized across California and the nation for its commitment to best practices, programmatic acumen, and innovative and collaborative efforts. JFS received the following accolades and awards last fiscal year:
• JFS was named 2016 Nonprofit of the Year by the California State Assembly in recognition of its exceptional delivery of high quality self‑sufficiency services
• JFS earned Charity Navigator's 4-star rating for the ninth consecutive year. Nationally, only 1% of all charities rated have achieved this “exceptional" rating year after year, distinguishing JFS as a responsible steward of the public trust
• JFS Positive Parenting Program was awarded the 2016 Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council's Program of the Year “STARS" Award
• JFS was named 2016 San Diego County Behavioral Health System's “Community Education Program of the Year"

JFS is recognized across California and the nation for its commitment to best practices, programmatic acumen, and innovative and collaborative efforts. JFS serves 20,000 San Diegans every year with Aging & Wellness or Self-sufficiency services that make their lives better.
With one in three local families not earning enough to live self-sufficiently, there is significant work to be done to ensure all San Diego families are thriving. While JFS has been able to deliver impactful services that measurably improve the lives of tens of thousands of people, increased funding, volunteer support, and strategic partnerships are needed to keep up with the ongoing need for comprehensive support services for children and families struggling to make ends meet.
As the nation faces a surge in the older adult population, San Diego is insufficiently prepared to meet the comprehensive needs of this expanding demographic. While JFS is committed to delivering services that maximize the independence, dignity, and quality of life for older adults and their families, additional funding is required to address the complex challenges of an increasing number of older adults turning to the agency for assistance. Currently JFS serves over 40,000 individuals in our community each year.

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.

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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 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0.97

Average of 0.60 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

2.6

Average of 2.3 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

25%

Average of 23% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Jewish Family Service of San Diego

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Jewish Family Service of San Diego

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 Jewish Family Service of San Diego’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 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $2,033,561 $5,764,055 $3,793,073 $9,463,689 $9,806,008
As % of expenses 11.0% 24.0% 12.1% 25.0% 16.2%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $1,203,069 $4,891,131 $2,816,458 $8,422,445 $8,761,702
As % of expenses 6.2% 19.6% 8.7% 21.6% 14.2%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $19,918,613 $32,383,342 $34,024,073 $44,946,146 $81,992,764
Total revenue, % change over prior year 1.3% 62.6% 5.1% 32.1% 82.4%
Program services revenue 7.3% 4.7% 6.0% 5.3% 5.5%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 3.0% 1.9% 1.3% 0.7% 0.5%
Government grants 35.5% 36.2% 49.0% 47.2% 49.0%
All other grants and contributions 53.3% 56.8% 43.4% 46.2% 44.7%
Other revenue 1.0% 0.3% 0.4% 0.6% 0.3%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $18,474,716 $24,023,176 $31,464,375 $37,898,203 $60,530,387
Total expenses, % change over prior year 3.8% 30.0% 31.0% 20.4% 59.7%
Personnel 64.4% 58.3% 55.0% 51.0% 44.7%
Professional fees 9.1% 12.1% 18.9% 8.9% 2.9%
Occupancy 3.2% 4.4% 3.7% 3.7% 2.4%
Interest 0.2% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 7.8% 8.5% 10.3% 25.1% 22.6%
All other expenses 15.3% 16.6% 12.0% 11.3% 27.4%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $19,305,208 $24,896,100 $32,440,990 $38,939,447 $61,574,693
One month of savings $1,539,560 $2,001,931 $2,622,031 $3,158,184 $5,044,199
Debt principal payment $1,165,000 $500,000 $285,000 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $22,009,768 $27,398,031 $35,348,021 $42,097,631 $66,618,892

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 1.2 1.4 3.0 4.5 2.6
Months of cash and investments 13.1 11.1 10.6 11.0 7.7
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 8.4 8.9 7.8 9.3 9.9
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $1,848,383 $2,885,281 $7,896,193 $14,149,601 $12,895,247
Investments $18,273,458 $19,366,576 $19,897,774 $20,693,476 $25,752,799
Receivables $4,362,228 $10,744,958 $10,649,263 $12,242,177 $18,682,269
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $20,087,521 $20,519,732 $21,311,415 $21,876,085 $6,407,805
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 22.2% 25.7% 29.3% 33.3% 56.5%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 8.2% 14.3% 19.6% 23.0% 16.2%
Unrestricted net assets $27,743,169 $32,634,300 $35,450,758 $43,873,203 $52,634,905
Temporarily restricted net assets $6,027,012 $9,672,506 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $4,694,370 $4,556,603 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $10,721,382 $14,229,109 $13,350,673 $12,841,365 $17,253,113
Total net assets $38,464,551 $46,863,409 $48,801,431 $56,714,568 $69,888,018

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
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

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Michael Hopkins

Michael Hopkins has been the CEO of Jewish Family Service of San Diego since January 2012. During his tenure, JFS continues to be a leading human service agency annually assisting over 20,000 San Diegan’s of all ages experiencing the challenges of poverty. Michael Hopkins has devoted over 30 years to building and strengthening community. He earned his MSW from the Yeshiva University Wurzweiler School of Social Work, and spent the majority of his professional career directing and growing Jewish Community Centers across the country. Michael was for 11 years the CEO of JCC Metrowest in Essex and Morris County NJ. JCC Metrowest is the 5th largest JCC in the country. In the past, Michael was the Executive Director of Nehirim, a national Jewish LGBT organization. Michael brings extensive background in helping nonprofits reach their full potential and compassionately serving the needs of a diverse, inclusive community.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Jewish Family Service of San Diego

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Highest paid employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Jewish Family Service of San Diego

Board of directors
as of 05/26/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Ms. Emily Jennewein

Emily Jennewein

Deborah Bucksbaum

Bucksbaum Law Group

Sean Joseph

Calibr at Scripps Research

Sheldon Derezin

CPA,CFP

Jenny Meiselman, PHD

Adam Welland

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Jan Adler

Judicate West

Sarah Bakhiet

Dr. Li-Rong Lilly Cheng

San Diego State University

Theresa Dupuis

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Susanna Flaster

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Gary Frost

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Marie G. Raftery

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Brad Slavin

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Joel Smith

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Karin Toranto

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Sid Voorakkara

Strategies 360

Congresswoman Susan Davis

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Rockette Ewell

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Ryan Goldenhar

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Rabbi Jason Nevarez

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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? 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 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/26/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Contractors

Fiscal year ending

Professional fundraisers

Fiscal year ending

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

Solicitation activities
Gross receipts from fundraising
Retained by organization
Paid to fundraiser