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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Jewish Social Service Agency

For the best in child, family and senior services . . .think JSSA

95.20

200 Wood Hill Road Rockville, MD 20850
tel: (301) 610-8370   Web Site
EIN: 53-0196598

Board Leadership
Ruth Z. Ruskin
President

CEO
Todd Schenk
Chief Executive Officer

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.20
  Financial 94.52
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 02/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) is a nonsectarian provider with a more than a 120 year history of serving and supporting people of all faiths throughout the Washington, DC metro area. JSSA's mission is to be the first place for the Jewish community, as well as the community at large, to turn for clinical and social services of the highest quality that sustain and nurture all who seek assistance. JSSA helps more than 30,000 individuals and families a year meet emotional, social, and physical challenges through a broad range of counseling, educational and specialized employment services, in-home support, hospice and nursing care and social services provided by a highly skilled and caring staff of mental health, nursing, employment and other professionals. In all that it does, JSSA is guided by a set of deep-seated values, including excellence, individuality, dignity, independence, responsibility and a sense of belonging.

The Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) is a nonsectarian provider with a more than a 120 year history of serving and supporting people of all faiths throughout the Washington, DC metro area. JSSA's mission is to be the first place for the Jewish community, as well as the community at large, to turn for clinical and social services of the highest quality that sustain and nurture all who seek assistance. JSSA helps more than 30,000 individuals and families a year meet emotional, social, and physical challenges through a broad range of counseling, educational and specialized employment services, in-home support, hospice and nursing care and social services provided by a highly skilled and caring staff of mental health, nursing, employment and other professionals. In all that it does, JSSA is guided by a set of deep-seated values, including excellence, individuality, dignity, independence, responsibility and a sense of belonging.

Financial

94.52

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
87.2%
  Administrative Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.85
  Program Expenses Growth 9.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jewish Social Service Agency on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jewish Social Service Agency on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jewish Social Service Agency (MD) 95.20
The Family Tree (MD) 91.74
Jewish Family Service of the Desert (CA) 88.21
Jewish Family Service Agency (NV) 92.38
Jewish Family Service of San Diego (CA) 97.74

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,503,374
   Federated Campaigns $29,778
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $7,803,882
Total Contributions $12,337,034
   Program Service Revenue $17,073,408
Total Primary Revenue $29,410,442
   Other Revenue $1,546,349
TOTAL REVENUE $30,956,791
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $28,499,484
   Administrative Expenses $2,959,737
   Fundraising Expenses $1,094,249
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $32,553,470
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,596,679
   
Net Assets $54,891,978

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
Hospice and End of Life Support Services $11,395,478 40.0%
Senior and Holocaust Survivor Services $7,752,513 27.2%
Comprehensive Mental Health Services $7,304,786 25.6%

Ratings History
Jewish Social Service Agency has received 13 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 02/01/2022 95.20
2019-06 04/01/2021 94.17
2018-06 09/03/2019 94.74
2017-06 08/01/2018 96.66
2016-06 11/01/2017 94.74
2015-06 08/01/2016 98.23
2014-06 06/01/2016 96.09
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 90.14
2013-06 10/01/2014 94.22
2012-06 08/01/2013 94.32
2011-06 07/01/2012 97.64
2010-06 05/01/2012 95.18
2010-06 09/20/2011 91.71
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 09/01/2010 98.78
2008-06 10/01/2009 98.17
2007-06 08/01/2008 85.41
2006-06 07/01/2007 84.54
2005-06 05/01/2006 82.00
2004-06 05/01/2005 86.76
2003-06 07/01/2004 88.38

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

EIN 53-0196598
Name in IRS Master File JEWISH SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCY
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 (154) Health clinic
(328) Combat juvenile delinquency
(575) Services for the aged (see also 153 ad 382)
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 October, 1942
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$367,604 1.12% Todd Schenk Chief Executive Officer

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jewish Social Service Agency (MD) 95.20
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PRISM (MN) 90.72
Kidworks (CA) 90.65
Metropolitan Family Services (IL) 94.69

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Charity Contact Info

Jewish Social Service Agency
200 Wood Hill Road
Rockville, MD 20850
tel: (301) 610-8370
fax: (301) 610-8403
EIN: 53-0196598

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 392492
Pittsburgh, PA 15251

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Board Leadership

Ruth Z. Ruskin
President

CEO

Todd Schenk
Chief Executive Officer

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