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Jewish Community Center of the East Bay

aka JCC East Bay   |   Berkeley, CA   |  www.jcceastbay.org
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Jewish Community Center of the East Bay

EIN: 71-0995500


Mission

Mission The JCC East Bay creates healthy communities inspired by Jewish values, culture, and tradition. Vision Our vision is to be a geographically accessible home that provides high-quality programs and gathering spaces throughout the East Bay to advance, nurture, and evolve Jewish communal life and contribute to the vitality of the broader community.

Ruling year info

2006

CEO

Melissa Chapman

Main address

1414 Walnut St

Berkeley, CA 94709 USA

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Formerly known as

Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center

JCCEB

EIN

71-0995500

Subject area info

Arts and culture

Community service

Judaism

Human services

Youth services

Population served info

Children and youth

Infants and toddlers

Adolescents

Adults

Seniors

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NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Youth Centers, Clubs, (includes Boys/Girls Clubs)- Multipurpose (O20)

Community Service Clubs (Kiwanis, Lions, Jaycees, etc.) (S80)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

Communication

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The JCC East Bay creates healthy communities inspired by Jewish values, culture, and tradition.

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?

JCC Afterschool Berkeley

The Berkeley Afterschool Program is located at our historic Berkeley facility at 1414 Walnut Street. We offer a diverse array of organized activities as well as opportunities for kids to relax and spend time with friends. Our staff is here to serve your child’s needs whether it be helping with homework, reading a story, working in the garden, or playing an energetic game of soccer out in our yard. In addition to our core activities, group programming, celebrations, and free play time, there is also a wide range of enrichment classes to choose from.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The JCC provides a range of programs for Older Adults, including mah jongg, Yiddish conversation, and multiple virtual offerings.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Adults

Our school-based afterschool program, Kids' Club, is an extension of the formal Joaquin Miller Elementary school day; it serves to complement and enhance learning in the classroom through educational, physical, artistic, and social experiences in a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere. Kids' Club provides children an opportunity to expand their learning through enrichment classes, develop meaningful relationships with their teachers, and build community with their peers.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

JCC Camp is an inclusive summer day camp, serving children ages 5-15, with activities designed for each age group. JCC Camp offers traditional camp experiences with an emphasis on Fun and Discovery!

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adolescents

Through visual arts, music, film, and literary events, we offer a multitude of ways to explore Jewish culture, identity, and history.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents
Older adults

Events and volunteer opportunities grounded in Jewish values and action.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

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.

Number of afterschool participants

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

Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Due to Covid, we are still gradually increasing enrollment numbers.

Number of campers enrolled

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

Children and youth

Related Program

JCC Camp - Summer

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of organizational partners

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Financial aid given

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

Children and youth

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Total dollars raised

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

Children and youth, Adults

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of older adults served

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

Seniors

Related Program

Older Adult Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of preschool participants

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

Infants and toddlers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Due to Covid, we had to dramatically reduce capacity, and are steadily increasing.

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.

Our vision is to be a geographically accessible home that provides high-quality programs and gathering spaces throughout the East Bay to advance, nurture, and evolve Jewish communal life and contribute to the vitality of the broader community.

Explore Jewish Culture & Tradition
Foster Learning & Inspiration
Build Interpersonal Relationships
Provide Gathering Spaces for Community Needs
Inspire Civic Engagement & Leadership
Nurture Physical Health & Wellness

The Jewish Community Center of the East Bay serves a diverse community and people with various points of view. We provide space for civic discourse, offering opportunities to talk across differences, discover shared values, and establish respectful engagement.

The JCC East Bay stands for equal rights and safety for people of all backgrounds and faiths. We view this as a moral obligation. We welcome and support our diverse Jewish community, people of all religions, nationalities, and socioeconomic backgrounds, communities of color, people with disabilities, and the LGBTQ+ community.

The organizational budget has dramatically increased over the past few years, which has allowed us to increase staff and capacity, and add new signature programs than not only serve the JCC, but the larger East Bay community. We have secured significant relationships with top donors in the Bay Area, some of whom have not traditionally funded organizations outside of their catchment area. We've expanded our offerings to a Teen Program to fill gaps where there is still significant community need.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
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

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback

Financials

Jewish Community Center of the East Bay
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30
Financial documents
2022 2021 JCC East Bay 2020 2019 Jewish Community Center of the East Bay 2018
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 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

3.68

Average of 0.99 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

3.3

Average of 2.1 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

19%

Average of 22% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Jewish Community Center of the East Bay

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Jewish Community Center of the East Bay

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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Jewish Community Center of the East Bay

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Jewish Community Center of the East Bay’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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Business model indicators

Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $60,524 $39,193 $302,566 $193,791 $1,684,590
As % of expenses 1.1% 0.7% 5.6% 5.4% 36.0%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $11,263 -$15,369 $240,596 $121,695 $1,634,234
As % of expenses 0.2% -0.3% 4.4% 3.3% 34.6%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $5,756,767 $5,793,221 $5,791,381 $3,749,014 $6,350,555
Total revenue, % change over prior year 9.9% 0.6% 0.0% -35.3% 69.4%
Program services revenue 78.9% 80.0% 69.0% 50.9% 46.8%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.1% 0.2% 0.8% -0.7%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 1.8% 7.2% 32.3%
All other grants and contributions 20.4% 19.6% 28.6% 40.9% 21.3%
Other revenue 0.6% 0.4% 0.4% 0.3% 0.3%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $5,693,923 $5,724,751 $5,421,749 $3,611,276 $4,674,387
Total expenses, % change over prior year 9.6% 0.5% -5.3% -33.4% 29.4%
Personnel 66.5% 67.2% 73.4% 77.5% 77.9%
Professional fees 12.5% 12.4% 8.2% 5.2% 5.6%
Occupancy 6.0% 4.8% 5.3% 7.2% 4.1%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 1.7% 2.1% 1.4% 2.9% 2.2%
All other expenses 13.2% 13.6% 11.6% 7.2% 10.3%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $5,743,184 $5,779,313 $5,483,719 $3,683,372 $4,724,743
One month of savings $474,494 $477,063 $451,812 $300,940 $389,532
Debt principal payment $50,240 $0 $0 $400,000 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $83,723 $116,211 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $6,267,918 $6,340,099 $6,051,742 $4,384,312 $5,114,275

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 1.0 1.0 3.6 5.1 3.3
Months of cash and investments 1.0 1.0 3.6 5.1 3.3
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets -0.2 -0.3 1.0 1.0 5.0
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $481,588 $463,776 $1,634,904 $1,539,633 $1,275,755
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $325,739 $176,541 $186,193 $371,680 $859,017
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $2,176,613 $2,217,066 $2,322,007 $2,090,630 $2,124,106
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 21.4% 21.5% 22.7% 15.6% 17.7%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 38.1% 33.9% 47.1% 47.8% 12.7%
Unrestricted net assets $1,619,371 $1,604,002 $1,844,598 $2,055,050 $3,689,284
Temporarily restricted net assets $7,917 $37,194 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $7,917 $37,194 $104,260 $117,696 $109,274
Total net assets $1,627,288 $1,641,196 $1,948,858 $2,172,746 $3,798,558

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

CEO

Melissa Chapman

A nonprofit leader for 22 years, Melissa has served as Chief Development Officer for the Jewish Federation of San Diego County; CEO for the Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region; and Assistant Vice President, Campaign for the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. As Chief Development Officer at the San Diego County Jewish Federation, she helped shift a highly traditional fundraising model into a donor-centric approach and paradigm. She also brought synergy to the organization by overseeing all fundraising, marketing and event functions and staff. As Chief Executive Officer of the Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region, she eliminated a significant deficit, purchased a permanent home for the organization, and reinstated Jewish Family Service to the Sacramento region in just a few years. Melissa has also served on multiple non-profit boards – as Development Chair for Susan G. Komen San Diego and as Secretary for the Trust Fund for the Jewish Elderly.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Jewish Community Center of the East Bay

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 Community Center of the East Bay

Board of directors
as of 01/24/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Aaron Fischer

Aaron J. Fischer Law Offices

Term: 2022 - 2024

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/30/2023

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:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/17/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

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 seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • 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.