Mission:

JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE AND CHILDREN'S CENTER OF CLIFTON/PASSAIC, INC. (THE ORGANIZATION), A CORPORATION OPERATED NOT-FOR-PROFIT, IS DEDICATED TO PROVIDING COUNSELING, SOCIAL SE ... (More)


 www.jfsclifton.org
 |  110 MAIN AVE Passaic NJ 07055-4427

Jewish Family Service & Childrens Center of Clifton-Passaic Inc. is headquartered in Passaic, NJ, and is a 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 20-5928151.  Donations are tax-deductible. The IRS' NTEE classification is Family Counseling within the Human Services - Multipurpose and Other category. The IRS ruling year for tax exemption was 2007.

(Source: IRS Business Master File and Form 990)


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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


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Overall Score
BETA

100

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score.

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...   Finance & Accountability


Charity Navigator evaluates a nonprofit organization’s financial health including measures of stability, efficiency and sustainability. We also track accountability and transparency policies to ensure the good governance and integrity of the organization.


Finance & Accountability Score
BETA

100

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score

This Beta V1 of Finance Score provides a baseline measure of an organization’s health including the indicators listed in the report below.

This score represents Form 990 data from latest filing year 2018.



Finance & Accountability Rating Highlights

Higher Effect on Score

Board Composition

19/21 Independent

We look for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of members identified as independent.

Lower Effect on Score

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

43.28%

Charity Navigator looks for a ratio less than 50%.

No Effect on Score

Total Revenue

$3,805,365

Charity Navigator doesn’t evaluate revenue amounts or sources in Beta V1. An organization’s size can affect whether and how we evaluate other indicators.

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Finance & Accountability Report

100

of 100 points (BETA)

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Overview

Overview

The Finance and Accountability Score provides a basic measure for organizational health. At this time, it comprises 100% of a charity's Overall Score.

Program Expense Ratio

84.34%

Higher effect on score

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The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s).


For a passing score, Charity Navigator looks for a ratio of 70% or higher. Charities in the 50%-70% range receive zero points for their Program Expense Ratio score. Charities that fall below 50% will receive zero points for both of their financial metric scores, Program Expense Ratio AND Liabilities to Assets Ratio.


Source: IRS Form 990

Board Composition

19/21 Independent

Higher effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of those members identified as independent.


Source: IRS Form 990

Independent Review/Financial Audit

Audited

Higher effect on score


For organizations larger than $1million in total revenue we expect to see that the charity completed an audit.


This indicator is not part of the score for organizations less than $250k in total revenue and is removed from the scoring methodology.


For charities under $1 million but over $250K in total revenue we expect to see that the charity completed an Audit, Review or Compilation.


Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

43.28%

Lower effect on score


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990).


Charity Navigator looks for a ratio less than 50%.


Source: IRS Form 990

Website Listed

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for a website on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


Nonprofits act in the public trust and reporting publicly on activities is an important component


Source: IRS Form 990

Data Sources

IRS Forms 990 are provided courtesy of Foundation Center.

...   Impact & Results


Charity Navigator assesses how well a nonprofit delivers on its mission. To issue an Impact & Results score, we estimate the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determine whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.


No Score

We have not issued this nonprofit an Impact & Results score. This does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, only that we have not reached a conclusion for one of the following reasons:

  • The nonprofit is eligible for a score, but we have not yet gotten to scoring it.

  • The nonprofit is eligible for a score, but we have not yet developed the specific algorithms to estimate the impact of the type of service it delivers and so cannot issue a score yet.

  • The nonprofit does not primarily deliver services directly to beneficiaries or it is not reasonable to expect the nonprofit to measure impact for its primary activity. The impact analysis framework that we use is not well suited to these nonprofits.

  • The nonprofit is not heavily reliant on individual donors because beneficiaries fund a majority of its costs or it does not receive any private charitable contributions.

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Additional Information

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Jewish Family Service & Childrens Center of Clifton-Passaic Inc. reported its three largest programs on its FY 2018 Form 990 as:


$922,282

Spent in most recent FY

34%

Percent of program expenses


CLINICAL SERVICES: JFS OPERATES A NEW JERSEY STATE LICENSED OUTPATIENT MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE NJ COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ACT. THERAPISTS PROVIDE MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELIN ... (More)


$900,452

Spent in most recent FY

33%

Percent of program expenses


PROJECTS S.A.R.A.H AND PALS - DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ABUSE SERVICES. THE PROGRAM PROVIDES EDUCATION, PUBLIC AWARENESS, VICTIM IDENTIFICATION, TREATMENT OF VICTIMS AND CHILDREN EXPOSED TO DOMESTI ... (More)


$303,764

Spent in most recent FY

11%

Percent of program expenses


SOMAICH ACHIM FAMILY SERVICES IS AN OUTPATIENT MENTAL HEALTH COUSELING AND CASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM FOR HIGH RISK FAMILIES. IT PROVIDES PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES, GROUP, FAMILY AND INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING FOR ... (More)


GuideStar Seal of Transparency

Gold


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Note: GuideStar Seals do not effect the nonprofit’s Impact & Results Score.


What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

financial: Realistic financial plan that ensures maintenance of core servcies, support for staff compensation and training, and backup for cyclical revenue shortfalls. Move toward higher level of economic self-suffciency, while recognizing the importance of donor support. client: Provide every applicant for service with a timely and respectful assessment of our capacity to meet his/her needs. Develop new product lines that are responsive to market demands and which present opportunities for higher revenue. internal: Engage in ongoing processes of examining work from dimensions of effectiveness impact and cost. board: Train board in ambassadorial and oversight responsibilities.


What are your strategies for making this happen?

financial: Improve collections from clients; increased applications to funders; better support of donors client: Increase use of social media to reach out to clients and share information; improve speed of response to client requests; routinely ask clients about financial needs and refer to economic supports internal: Develop internal quality assurance processes, including QA meetings and peer reviews of work board: Provide training to the board in oversight responsibilities and understanding of agency mission.


What are your organization's capabilities for doing this?

Agency has commitment to all of the above goals and methods of achieving success. Time has been allocated to ongoing assessment of procedures. Staff is engaged in continuous training and discussion at weekly staff meetings.


How will your organization know if you are making progress?

1) Financial plan with provisions for training, salary increments, cash flow variances and development of reserves to be reviewed regularly by board finance committee. (2) Formalize intake process with specific program criteria clear to all intake staff. Acknowledge all requests for service within 48 hours on regular working days. Track wait time via shared google document. (3) Discuss new markets on a regular basis with executive team and board. Develop one new product line with revenue potential (4) Refer economically disadvantaged clients for vocational assessments, food pantry access, income support programs and budget counseling. Client records to reflect services and change in economic function. Collect reports every 6 months in January and June. Target is improvement in 30% of clients. (5) Conduct regular client satisfaction surveys, staff evaluations, and quality assurance chart reviews. (6) Hold two board training sessions that are reflected in the minutes.


What have and haven't you accomplished so far?

JFS is recognized in the community as a high quality provider of mental health and case management services. As requests for service increase and service offerings have diversified, more accountability and clarity about program distinctiveness is required. Agency has added to its mental health portfolio with services to aging populations, individuals with disabilities, and increased attention to those who are economically disadvantaged. Fiscally responsible planning requires developing more consistent funding streams, building on the agency’s base of strong community support and utilizing the opportunities presented by social media and technology to expand and extend our messages.



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...   Leadership & Adaptability


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...   Culture & Community


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Culture & Community Score (BETA)

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