Jewish Family Service Receives Tenth Consecutive 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Agency Top One Percent of Rated Nonprofits Nationally

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2017 Charity NavigatorSAN DIEGO (August 14, 2017) – Every year in the last decade, Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. The rating places the nonprofit among the top one percent of nonprofits nationwide for its high standards of sound fiscal management, accountability and transparency.

“JFS would like to thank our donors – their trust propels our success,” said Michael Hopkins, CEO of Jewish Family Service. “We are committed to financial integrity and the fulfillment of our mission – moving families and individuals toward self-sufficiency. This top rating from Charity Navigator ensures to our donors, as well as our clients, the high value we put on stewarding the community’s investment in our work.”

Charity Navigator’s ratings show donors how efficiently a charity will use their support, how well it has sustained its programs and services over time, and its level of commitment to accountability and transparency – giving donors greater confidence in both the charitable decisions that they make and the nonprofit sector.

“This 4-star rating is our highest possible rating,” said Michael Thatcher, president and CEO of Charity Navigator, “indicating that an organization adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way. Year after year, Jewish Family Service continues to exceed industry standards and outperforms most charities in these areas.”

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About Jewish Family Service
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. JFS was named a 2016 California Nonprofit of the Year, and earned its tenth consecutive 4-star rating in 2017 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 the community, visit


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