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Jewish Family Service Receives 12th Consecutive 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

SAN DIEGO (Nov. 6, 2019) – Charity Navigator – America’s leading independent charity evaluator has awarded Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) a 4-star rating for the 12th consecutive year. More than 9,000 U.S. charities undergo rigorous evaluations, with only 1% of charities awarded this rating continuously for more than a decade.

“This rating signifies Jewish Family Service’s longstanding commitment to be a trusted resource for families and individuals in San Diego who are working hard to create better lives for themselves,” said JFS CEO Michael Hopkins. “JFS thanks our donors, staff and volunteers who support and make our mission possible.”

Charity Navigator researches two categories to determine the standards of a 4-star charity – financial health, and accountability and transparency. These ratings demonstrate how efficiently charities use donors’ donations, how well they sustain programs and services over time, their level of commitment to good governance and a willingness to share plans and progress with the public.

“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.”

The 4-star rating proves JFS continues to be one of San Diego’s most impactful nonprofit human services agencies and consistently exceeds the industry standard.

To read our rating on Charity Navigator, click here.

To learn more or get involved with JFS, visit

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 39,500 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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