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Jewish Family Service Receives 11th Consecutive 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Jewish Family Service Receives 11th Consecutive 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator
Major San Diego Nonprofit Rated in Top One Percent of Nonprofits Nationally

SAN DIEGO (Nov. XX, 2018) – For its 11th consecutive year, Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator – America’s leading independent charity evaluator. With more than 9,000 charities evaluated across the U.S., only one percent of charities have been awarded this rating continuously for more than a decade.

“Jewish Family Service wholeheartedly thanks our donors, staff and volunteers who make our mission possible,” said Michael Hopkins, CEO of JFS. “We are committed to impacting as many individuals and families as we can and building stronger and healthier communities. This top rating from Charity Navigator demonstrates the high value we put on stewarding the contribution of our supporters to doing the work of our mission.”

Charity Navigator examines two categories – financial health, and accountability and transparency. These ratings show donors how efficiently charities use their donations, how well they sustain programs and services over time, and their level of commitment to good governance.

The 4-star rating proves JFS consistently exceeds industry standards, outperforming other charities aligned with the same vision.

“This is our highest possible rating,” said Michael Thatcher, president and CEO of Charity Navigator, “Year after year, Jewish Family Service continues to excel in its industry and commitment to financial health and accountability.”

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About Jewish Family Service of San Diego – Moving Forward Together
Founded in 1918, Jewish Family Service (JFS) is one of San Diego’s most impactful nonprofit agencies – providing resources and support to more than 20,000 San Diegans every year. Through integrated services, the organization empowers people of all ages, faiths, and backgrounds to overcome challenges, set goals, and build more stable, secure, and connected lives. JFS is committed to helping individuals and families in crisis move forward, while developing innovative strategies to break cycles of poverty and strengthen our San Diego community. To get help, volunteer, or learn how you can join us in Moving Forward Together, visit or call 858-637-3000.

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