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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Jewish Family Service of the Desert

If it touches the heart of the valley, it touches the heart of JFS.

three stars

85.90

490 S FARRELL DR STE C208 PALM SPRINGS, CA 92262
tel: (760) 325-4088   Web Site
EIN: 33-0613083

Board Leadership
Sandy Seplow
President

CEO
Maureen Forman
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.90 three stars
  Financial 80.07 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Mission of JFS Desert is to provide for the social service needs of the Jewish and general community throughout the greater Coachella Valley with a commitment to promote the well-being of people of all ages, incomes and lifestyles. Since its inception as part of the Jewish Federation of Palm Springs and Desert Area in 1982, JFS has grown—not just in size, but in its ability to serve the people of the Coachella Valley. Beginning as a small group of volunteers who checked in on seniors and disabled people who lived alone, JFS Desert has evolved into an organization of professionals and volunteers that provide a broad range of support and services to thousands of Southern California residents each year.

The Mission of JFS Desert is to provide for the social service needs of the Jewish and general community throughout the greater Coachella Valley with a commitment to promote the well-being of people of all ages, incomes and lifestyles. Since its inception as part of the Jewish Federation of Palm Springs and Desert Area in 1982, JFS has grown—not just in size, but in its ability to serve the people of the Coachella Valley. Beginning as a small group of volunteers who checked in on seniors and disabled people who lived alone, JFS Desert has evolved into an organization of professionals and volunteers that provide a broad range of support and services to thousands of Southern California residents each year.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Average number of service recipients per month
3,711
This impact information is current as of October 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

80.07

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
74.4%
  Administrative Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.85
  Program Expenses Growth 3.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jewish Family Service of the Desert on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jewish Family Service of the Desert on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jewish Family Service of the Desert (CA) 85.90 three stars
OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center (CA) 90.85 four stars
Center for Child & Family Services (VA) 89.74 three stars
Jewish Family Service Agency (NV) 89.48 three stars
Jewish Family Service of San Diego (CA) 91.13 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $673,352
   Federated Campaigns $18,300
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $463,722
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $328,958
Total Contributions $1,484,332
   Program Service Revenue $618,748
Total Primary Revenue $2,103,080
   Other Revenue $-129,919
TOTAL REVENUE $1,973,161
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,401,086
   Administrative Expenses $179,365
   Fundraising Expenses $190,380
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,770,831
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $202,330
   
Net Assets $1,434,009

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 12/01/2019 85.90 three stars
2018-06 10/01/2019 83.90 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2019 82.53 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 33-0613083
Name in IRS Master File JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF THE DESERT
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(166) Mental health care
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, 1995
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$114,550 6.46% Maureen Forman Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jewish Family Service of the Desert (CA) 85.90 three stars
Sheridan House Family Ministries (FL) 90.19 four stars
Benevilla (AZ) 89.35 three stars
Mary's Center (DC) 91.16 four stars
Port Chester Carver Center (NY) 94.88 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Jewish Family Service of the Desert
490 S FARRELL DR STE C208
PALM SPRINGS, CA 92262
tel: (760) 325-4088
fax: (760) 778-3781
EIN: 33-0613083

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Board Leadership

Sandy Seplow
President

CEO

Maureen Forman
Executive Director

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