Jewish Family Service
Receives Ninth Consecutive 4-Star Rating
from Charity Navigator
Agency Joins Top One Percent of Rated Nonprofits
SAN DIEGO (July 11, 2016) – For the ninth consecutive year, Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS)
has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest
independent charity evaluator which highlights the work of efficient, ethical,
and open charities.
Only one percent of nonprofits nationwide have achieved such
high standards of sound fiscal management, accountability, and transparency
year after year.
“This accomplishment,” said Michael Hopkins, CEO of Jewish
Family Service, “is a testament to our dedication to fulfilling our mission and
responsibly managing our resources so we can help move clients along the
continuum toward self-sufficiency. It addresses perhaps the greatest donor
concern – that their investment is stewarded wisely and put to good use.”
JFS’s strong financial health and embrace of good governance
and other best practices are key to its ongoing achievement of Charity
Navigator’s highest designation. This latest rating signals the agency’s firm
commitment to moving forward with the highest level of financial responsibility.
a 4-star rating verifies that Jewish Family Service of San Diego exceeds
industry standards, setting the agency apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its
trustworthiness,” said Charity Navigator President and CEO Michael Thatcher.
In addition to the new Charity Navigator rating, JFS was also
named “Nonprofit of the Year” for the 39th district by Sen. Marty Block, and
was honored in June at the first inaugural California Nonprofits Day on in
Sacramento at the State Capitol.
To learn more or get involved with Jewish Family Service of
San Diego, visit www.jfssd.org.
About Jewish Family
Since 1918, Jewish Family Service of San Diego has
been a trusted community resource for individuals and families working to build
better lives. Operating throughout San Diego County and the Coachella Valley,
the agency’s integrated services are focused around three goals: Empower
Individuals & Families to Move Toward Self-Sufficiency, Support Aging With
Dignity, and Foster Community Connection & Engagement. Many people first
turn to Jewish Family Service with a specific need, such as job coaching or
transportation, and that first contact often leads to a wide range of services,
including counseling, education, nutritious meals, social connection, and more.
For the ninth consecutive year, JFS has earned a coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s
largest independent charity evaluator that highlights the work of efficient,
ethical and open charities. To get help, volunteer, or to learn how JFS
empowers change in our community, visit www.jfssd.org.