EIN 04-2104356

Jewish Family and Childrens Service (JFCS)

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Jewish Family & Children’s Service cares for individuals and families by providing exceptional human service and health care programs, guided by Jewish traditions of social responsibility, compassion, and respect for all members of the community.
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Program areas at JFCS

Chai services:chai services promotes community, housing, access, and independence for people of all abilities. We support people with developmental disabilities, mental health challenges, and autism spectrum disorder, plus those with a wide range of strengths and needs. Services include consultation, planning and advocacy, along with community based day programs, residential programming, social groups, and supports for families caring for individuals with disabilities or medical conditions. We also provide a full range of coaching for life skills, independent employment, and socialization. While all of jf&cs's divisions offer specialized mental health services, chai services offers services across the lifespan and coordinates mental health innovation across jf&cs.
Center for early relationship support: the center for early relationship support (cers) promotes the earliest parent-child relationships through a range of services to new parents, along with training for early childhood mental health professionals. Cers services include support groups and workshops, home visiting programs, parent-child therapy, adoption services, consultation, and training. By focusing on the earliest years, cers helps parents build responsive relationships with their child as a foundation for lifelong familial relationships.
Services for older adults: services for older adults helps aging individuals and their families navigate life transitions and changing circumstances, find support and connections, and live well as they grow older. Services include expert guidance and care management, logistical and emotional supports, resources for caregivers, and community education and training. Specialty areas include older adult mental health, alzheimer's and parkinson's disease, spirituality and aging resources, and support for holocaust survivors.
The center for basic needs assistance:the center for basic needs assistance (cbna) offers an integrated response to address economic insecurity in the Jewish community and beyond. By integrating many core services under one roof, we help our clients meet their basic needs for food, housing, fuel, utilities, safety, resettlement supports, and more. Services include comprehensive case management and an acclaimed kosher food pantry, along with emergency financial assistance, benefits advocacy, legal Service, and supports for survivors of domestic violence.

Who funds Jewish Family and Childrens Service (JFCS)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater BostonSocial Services$2,865,994
Claims ConferenceAssistance To Jewish Victims of Nazi Persecution$2,330,892
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$709,152
...and 88 more grants received totalling $9,097,039

Personnel at JFCS

Gail SchulmanChief Executive Officer$387,665
Betsy KelderChief People and Operations Officer
Elayne WeinsteinChief Financial Officer$169,783
Karen SilvermanChief Advancement Officer
James CohenChief Philanthropy Officer
...and 20 more key personnel

Financials for JFCS

RevenuesFYE 09/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$10,397,702
Program services$18,896,915
Investment income and dividends$108,357
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$21,371
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-15,590
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$217
Total revenues$29,408,972

Form 990s for JFCS

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-092023-08-15990View PDF
2021-092022-08-15990View PDF
2020-092021-08-13990View PDF
2019-092020-10-08990View PDF
2018-092019-10-19990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s
Data update history
May 18, 2024
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $2,500 from The Bay State Federal Savings Charitable Foundation
January 2, 2024
Received grants
Identified 18 new grant, including a grant for $2,330,892 from Claims Conference
October 25, 2023
Received grants
Identified 10 new grant, including a grant for $50,100 from James M Rabb and Melinda A Rabb Charitable Trust
October 7, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 7 new personnel
October 6, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
Nonprofit Types
Human service organizationsYouth service charitiesFamily service centersHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
Human servicesChildrenHunger
JewishReligiousPolitical advocacyLobbyingReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
1430 Main St
Waltham, MA 02451
Metro area
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
Middlesex County, MA
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
P40: Family Services
NAICS code, primary
624110: Child and Youth Services
Parent/child status
Central organization
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