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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Jewish Family Service of Colorado

The Power of Potential. The Promise of Hope.

three stars

86.83

3201 South Tamarac Drive Denver, CO 80231
tel: (303) 597-5000   Web Site
EIN: 84-0402701

Board Leadership
Leanna Harris
Chair

CEO
Linda Foster
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.83 three stars
  Financial 81.38 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Jewish Family Service (JFS) is to enhance well-being to those in need throughout Colorado by delivering services based on Jewish values.
JFS strives to fulfill one of the most important of these values: that of Tikkun Olam, the obligation to make the world a better place.
JFS is a 148-year-old human services organization with a strong reputation for quality, high-impact services that each year benefit nearly 25,000 people of all faiths, races, ages, incomes, and abilities. JFS works to reduce hunger and prevent homelessness, provides quality mental health services to children and families, offers job training and placement for people with significant barriers to employment, and provides support to help older adults maintain a high quality of life.

The mission of Jewish Family Service (JFS) is to enhance well-being to those in need throughout Colorado by delivering services based on Jewish values.
JFS strives to fulfill one of the most important of these values: that of Tikkun Olam, the obligation to make the world a better place.
JFS is a 148-year-old human services organization with a strong reputation for quality, high-impact services that each year benefit nearly 25,000 people of all faiths, races, ages, incomes, and abilities. JFS works to reduce hunger and prevent homelessness, provides quality mental health services to children and families, offers job training and placement for people with significant barriers to employment, and provides support to help older adults maintain a high quality of life.

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Financial

three stars

81.38

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
78.7%
  Administrative Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.95
  Program Expenses Growth 3.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jewish Family Service of Colorado on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jewish Family Service of Colorado on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Feedback

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Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, 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
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, 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
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
Past client now serves on the Board of Directors
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jewish Family Service of Colorado (CO) 86.83 three stars
Port Chester Carver Center (NY) 94.16 four stars
Christian Family Care (AZ) 92.58 four stars
National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County Section (NJ) 90.93 four stars
Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley (CA) 89.44 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,016,365
   Federated Campaigns $82,000
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $930,083
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,050,210
Total Contributions $9,078,658
   Program Service Revenue $2,049,854
Total Primary Revenue $11,128,512
   Other Revenue $225,520
TOTAL REVENUE $11,354,032
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,949,234
   Administrative Expenses $1,664,368
   Fundraising Expenses $1,176,299
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,789,901
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,435,869
   
Net Assets $15,627,354

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Disability & Employment Services $2,975,832 29.9%
Mental Health Services $2,427,066 24.4%
Senior Solutions $2,112,782 21.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 12/23/2020 86.83 three stars
2018-06 10/01/2020 86.53 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2020 88.17 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 87.17 three stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 89.93 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 93.79 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 93.45 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 94.88 four stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 88.12 three stars
2012-06 04/01/2014 86.58 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 84-0402701
Name in IRS Master File JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF COLORADO INC
NTEE Code P40
NTEE Classification Family Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (566) Job training, counseling, or assistance
(328) Combat juvenile delinquency
(905) Testing products for public safety
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date January, 1956
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$157,712 1.23% Debra J. Zimmerman Interim CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$320,976 2.50% Yana Vishnitsky Former President, CEO
$299,195 2.33% Nevel Shepard Former President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jewish Family Service of Colorado (CO) 86.83 three stars
Family & Children's Place (KY) 85.15 three stars
Jewish Family Service of Metrowest (MA) 97.16 four stars
Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery (WA) 88.78 three stars
Shepherd's Gate (CA) 90.65 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Jewish Family Service of Colorado
3201 South Tamarac Drive
Denver, CO 80231
tel: (303) 597-5000
fax: (303) 597-7700
EIN: 84-0402701

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Board Leadership

Leanna Harris
Chair

CEO

Linda Foster
President and CEO

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