Jewish Family Services
5801 W. 115th Street, Suite 103
Overland Park KS 66211
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (913) 327-8250
Mission Statement
Jewish Family Services supports and strengthens lives throughout Greater Kansas City. We provide essential human services for people facing challenges in everyday life or times of crisis—regardless of faith, age, culture, and lifestyle. 
From crisis to chronic challenge, mental to spiritual struggle, physical to psychic pain, birth to end of life, JFS provides a breadth of services: Food, Shelter and Employment, Older Adult Programs, Mental Health Services, Family Life Education, and Chaplaincy. Throughout its 115-year history, JFS has responded to the needs of all Kansas Citians, regardless of religion, race or economic status; more than half of the 7,000 individuals we serve each year are not Jewish.
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Don Goldman
Board Chair Mr. David Kaseff
Board Chair Company Affiliation MarksNelson
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1901
Former Names
Jewish Family & Children Services
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement
Jewish Family Services supports and strengthens lives throughout Greater Kansas City. We provide essential human services for people facing challenges in everyday life or times of crisis—regardless of faith, age, culture, and lifestyle. 
From crisis to chronic challenge, mental to spiritual struggle, physical to psychic pain, birth to end of life, JFS provides a breadth of services: Food, Shelter and Employment, Older Adult Programs, Mental Health Services, Family Life Education, and Chaplaincy. Throughout its 115-year history, JFS has responded to the needs of all Kansas Citians, regardless of religion, race or economic status; more than half of the 7,000 individuals we serve each year are not Jewish.
Background Statement
Jewish Family Services of Greater Kansas City began its history as United Jewish Charities in 1901, when five volunteer relief agencies came together to legally incorporate themselves. During its first 20 years, UJC established its responsibility to the Jewish Community.

With no other Jewish communal organization in town, UJC began a bathhouse, a Jewish education program, a summer camp called "Bittersweet Camp," basketball leagues, and resettlement services for the Jews coming to America to build a better life. In 1919, we opened the Alfred Benjamin Dispensary for two purposes: to take care of the indigent who could not afford medical care and to provide a medical setting for Jewish physicians unable to secure residency in other Kansas City hospitals. The Dispensary eventually grew into the Menorah Medical Center, which precipitated the creation of the Jewish Heritage Foundation.

JFS was also the predecessor agency of the Jewish Federation and one of the founding eight agencies of the Heart of America United Way. In 1942 United Jewish Charities became United Jewish Social Services, in 1958 Jewish Family Services, and in 1964 Jewish Family & Children Services, highlighting the increased focus on adoption. 

In 2006 we took our current name, Jewish Family Services. However, no matter what our name, our mission of helping others, regardless of race or religion, has remained unchanged throughout our 115 years.

Impact Statement

Accomplishments: In January of 2017, JFS opened a new Missouri location in Brookside East. Currently, the JFS Food Pantry distributes food, personal hygiene and home care products to more than 300 families each month. The new location, which includes a 2,000 square foot food pantry, will enable us to serve 50% more clients this year. The location was selected for its easy access to bus lines and its proximity to clients in the urban core. The open concept office space with private counseling rooms allows our counseling and care management teams to engage with clients in a more efficient, effective manner. The JFS Care Management program expanded to serve older adults. Care Management’s holistic approach assess a clients needs including health, finances, transportation, or beyond, and connects a care manager to help decide what they need, what resources are available, and works closely with them to meet their individual goals.The Greater Kansas City Mental Health Coalition, launched by JFS in 2013, expanded to 25 partner agencies and is bringing the You Be You Teen Campaign to more than 14,000 students this fall - spreading the message that mental illness and depression are real, common, and treatable and OK to talk about.

Goals: JFS will: increase its funding goal by creating and implementing a comprehensive corporate partner plan as well as implementing best practices in donor stewardship and solicitation; will expand the diversity of our board, donors and volunteers through thoughtful engagement of corporate partners, local businesses and civic organizations; will continue to offer diverse, high quality food products through an increase in food drives, corporate partnerships and purchased product; will increase the reach of our teen mental health services by partnering with local schools and students to launch a new teen campaign; will study new and efficient ways to offer holistic client care through a financial opportunity model of service.    
Needs Statement Diversifying and growing our community of donors and corporate partners is vital as the demands on our agency’s resources continue to rise. Increasing the number of volunteers in our JET Express and Food Pantry programs will ensure that seniors aren’t turned down for vital transportation requests and that our Food Pantry will be able to meet the scheduling needs of the families of we serve. Increasing the amount of food and personal products through a concentrated food drive effort will allow us to continue to offer high quality and diverse products while keeping our purchased product costs low.
Service Categories
Family Services
Mental Health Treatment
Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County
MO - Clay County
MO - Platte County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Johnson County
MO - Eastern Jackson Co
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement As a result of the hard work of our Board, our Executive Director and our dedicated staff, JFS is now one of the most visible and effective social service organizations in the city. Heightened community awareness of our high standard of service and performance has brought us more clients and an increased base of community support. JFS is committed to people of all faiths in our community and offers a holistic approach to mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. Whether it is dealing with crisis or life's everyday nuisances, JFS has targeted programming to make life less difficult.  By helping seniors age in place with grace through the Help@Home and JET programs; or SPEAKUP, an educational program that helps to reduce the stigma around mental health while bringing suicide prevention, awareness and education to the youth, JFS is now seen as a first-tier resource and service provider.   We are building on our strength with a talented board and staff that have an excellent understanding of our mission and purpose.
JFS can help manage aging-related changes - support to maintain a home, transportation, health needs, and lifestyle transitioning. “Because of these wonderful services my stress level is lower, which is a critical component in managing my illness,” one client said. Help@Home is an innovative aging-in-place program for individuals 65-plus, modeled after a similar program in Israel. A membership-based program, Help@Home provides high-quality, dependable home repair and chore services, computer troubleshooting, and home safety assessments, allowing members to live independently. With community subsidy funds, this service is available on a sliding scale. JET Transportation programs  provide older adults and those with disabilities safe, reliable transportation to anywhere they need to go. JET Express matches volunteer drivers with older adults who need transportation, but no longer drive. These programs use volunteers in a unique way, allowing them to help when it fits their schedule.
Program Budget $617,602.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Human Services, General/Other
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens, , Adults
Short-Term Success For Help@Home:
  • 70% of participants who want to remain in their homes will be confident they will be able to do so. 
  • 85% of participants will report overall satisfaction with the program.
  • 90% of participants will engage regularly in at least one social, religious, or cultural activity.

For JET Express:

  • Over 60% of participants will be able to increase their outside activities.
  • Older adults will be provided with dependable and safe transportation, regardless of income.
  • Participants will feel their quality of life and health has improved.
Long-Term Success
  • For Help@Home, older adults will be able to remain in their homes as long as they wish.
  • For JET Express, older adults will be able to obtain the transportation they need to maintain an independent lifestyle.
Program Success Monitored By All rides and service to members are tracked.  For Help@Home, customer satisfaction surveys are completed on every call.  For JET Express, periodic satisfaction surveys are sent to members, as well as drivers.
Periodic studies of members are planned for more in-depth analysis.
Examples of Program Success
The Help@Home and JET Express Programs are making a difference in many lives.
"It's given us peace of mind," one couple said. "We don't have to worry about a stranger coming into my house."
 "JET Express and your kindness have made my senior years easier to bear," said a woman rider.
  • JET Express has provided more than 800 rides for older adults to grocery stores, medical appointments, cultural activities and other daily activities.
  • More than 3,000 Transit resource guides have been distributed in the metro area letting older adults know their options.
  • More than 50 people serve as volunteer drivers for the JET Express program.
  • 64% of JET Express clients use the service to get to medical appointment.
  • 64% of JET Express clients say they get around more with the service; 40% feel less isolated.
  • 69% of Jet Express users say they are less of a burden to family and friends.
  • More than 100 older adult homeowners have been assisted by 500 volunteers in cleaning up their yards in the spring and fall through the Extreme Yard Rakeover program, put on by JFS in partnership with two other area non-profits.

The JFS counseling program is aimed at helping individuals and families cope with life's challenges, big or small, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or ability to pay. Our highly-trained clinicians approach each person with compassion, care, and concern. By offering a wide array of outpatient treatment approaches, our diverse staff of social workers and professional counselors provide high-quality individual, family, and couples counseling. We provide services across the life span, from childhood through older adulthood, to address issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, parenting issues, life transitions, and grief and loss. In-home services are available.

Program Budget $410,437.00
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other
Population Served General/Unspecified, Adults,
Short-Term Success

  • Program participants will experience improvement in self-reported levels functioning and satisfaction with life domains.
  • Program participants will demonstrate progress toward achieving treatment goals as established in their written treatment plans.
  • Program participants will be very satisfied with services received.

Long-Term Success Long-term success will be defined by client surveys that indicate progress in meeting their mental health goals and overall satisfaction with services.
Program Success Monitored By

  • Improvements in self-reported levels of functioning is measured by the Outcome Rating Scale (ORS). The ORS is a validated counseling progress measure which is administered at admission, at regular treatment intervals, and at discharge.
  • Utilizing goal achievement scaling, the clinician rates the extent to which each treatment goal the client has identified has been met.
  • Program participants a surveyed twice annually for satisfaction with program services.

Examples of Program Success

More than three fourths of clients served show significant improvement in functioning, life satisfaction, and achievement of treatment goals. 98% of those surveyed report being very satisfied with services.

Recent Client comments:

“My JFS counselor is the best counselor I’ve had, by far! I have recommended JFS to many of my friends and colleagues.”

“My JFS counselor has been doing great helping me with my problems and making suggestions. I thank her for that.”

“I am so glad to have my JFS counselor helping us through our situation. She has helped us grow and develop in leaps and bounds. Thank you!”

Crises can happen to anyone, sometimes undermining our ability to afford even basic needs like housing, utilities, or food. JFS social workers help families get back on their feet by providing confidential assessment, development of an individualized assistance plan, and links to needed resources and support. These may include case management, referral, employment services, budgeting assistance, financial planning or direct assistance with rent, utilities, medical, or other expenses. We also offer food pantry services in two Kansas City area locations.


Program Budget $421,284.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Emergency Assistance
Population Served General/Unspecified, Adults,
Short-Term Success
  • Potential clients will receive an initial assessment appointment within one business day and a full assessment within five days.
  • Clients will report they received helpful information and services during their initial appointment.
  • Clients will report an improvement in their quality of life after services are provided.
  • Clients will be able to remain in their homes for at least 30 days.
Long-Term Success Long-term success will be defined by clients that we help with emergency assistance can become self-sufficient.
Program Success Monitored By Program success is monitored by outcomes measurement and the administration of follow-up surveys and satisfaction surveys.
Examples of Program Success

More than 1200 families access Food and Shelter services each year, primarily assisted with rent or mortgage to prevent eviction or foreclosure, utility, and food assistance. Other services include referral, entitlement application assistance, financial advising and budgeting assistance, pro bono legal services, and employment services. All eligible clients received assistance consistent with their assessed needs. In order to maximize our ability to assist, JFS provides ongoing case management services to program participants who elect to participate. More than 95% of case management clients achieved one or more of the economic security indicators as measured by: achieving at least one financial goal on their plan, enrollment in a public benefit plan for which they are eligible, opening a bank account, or earned income increases.

98% of clients served report being “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with services.

Recent Food and Shelter client comments:

  • “I came in feeling guilty and left feeling supported and respected”
  • “Very helpful. Thank you so much! You saved my life.”
  • “Life can be hard at times and we are very grateful for JFS.”
  • “Very good, professional experience Maintained my dignity and treated me like a person. Very respectful, kind and generous. Thanks a million.”

JFS offers a variety of programs, events and workshops across all age groups on important family issues.
Our programs, offered for children through older adults, are geared toward helping people acquire the social, coping, problem-solving, and decision-making skills they need to make healthy adjustments to life's ever-changing demands. Some programs are offered through community wide events; others are targeted to specific populations. The C.H.A.I. program (Channeling Healthy Adolescent Interaction) for teens, parents, and youth workers providing preventive education, peer support, and referral services. 
Family Life Education offers programs such as Parenting the Preschooler, STAR (Self-Confidence Training Awareness & Respect) for 3rd and 4th graders, Family to Family for caregivers of individuals with mental illness, Resilience Workshops, and Sacred Aging addressing needs and concerns of older adults and their families.
Program Budget $90,728.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Parenting Education
Population Served Adults, ,
Short-Term Success
  • More than 90% of those participating in the Parenting the Preschooler program reported gaining information and skills to help them raise their children.
  • Participants will gain helpful skills and strategies for personal growth.
  • The majority of participants will gain useful information, resources, and support to help improve and strengthen the quality of life for themselves and their family.
  • Participants will have opportunities to network with others of like interests.
  • Programming will provide opportunities to collaborate with other community agencies, congregations, and organizations.
Long-Term Success

Individuals and families will enhance and strengthen their quality of life by applying  skills and information gained to the ever-changing needs, challenges and stresses of their everyday lives. 

Program Success Monitored By

Program success will be measured by the use of evaluation tools such as surveys, pre-post tests, observation, and documentation of activity recording and tracking. Data analysis will include percentage of respondents, pre-post test comparison and Summative evaluation.

Examples of Program Success
A parent of a three-year-old preschooler was at her wits' end trying to get her daughter and older school-age child to get along. The constant bickering was taking a toll on the entire family. After taking part in JFS's Parenting the Preschooler program, the parent implemented several strategies she learned which made a big difference in 'keeping the peace' between her children.
Out Family Life Education program works to provide families with the tools to succeed. Recent successes include:
  • More than 1,300 adolescents, parents, youth, and educators participated in the C.H.A.I. program which helps adolescents improve their relationships. 
  • More than 180 adolescent girls participated in the B.L.I.N.G. program learning self-empowerment. The program helps build self esteem in girls helping to thwart the onset of eating disorders.  In 2008 the program expanded to the Shawnee Mission, and Blue Valley school districts.
  • 200 parents of preschoolers received expert advice through JFS  programs.
  • 20 educational programs reaching almost 550 people were presented by JFS counseling staff on a variety of topics.
  • Over 40 older adults attended the first JFS Sacred Aging series, which provided helpful information on issues facing this population.

The JFS Chaplaincy Program places an emphasis on ministering to unaffiliated Jews dealing with illness, bereavement, or health and healing challenges. When faced with a life crisis, many feel isolated and disconnected from the Jewish community and tradition. Of particular significance are Jewish older adults who make up the majority of Jewish people in hospitals and eldercare centers and are often isolated from the organized Jewish community.

JFS has implemented a Spiritual Care Volunteer Program made up of lay persons trained to visit Jews who are sick and isolated. A total of 17 active volunteers are supervised by Rabbi Rudnick and have been placed at 7 area hospitals and 6 eldercare centers.

In the last year, the Jewish community chaplain and volunteers provided nearly 2,500 visits to individuals throughout the Kansas City community: the JFS Chaplain made total of 834 visits, and SCV’s made 1,650 total visits. 1,073 visits were made to 20 hospital/hospice facilities.
Program Budget $141,439.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Companionship
Population Served Adults, ,
Short-Term Success
In the last year, the Jewish community chaplain and volunteers provided more than 2,500 visits to individuals throughout the Kansas City community.
  •  JFS Chaplain made total of 834 visits (204 initial and 630 follow-up)
  • 445 Chaplain visits to unaffiliated Jews; 389 to those with affiliations
  • SCV's made 1,650 total visits: 341 initial and 1,309 follow-up
  • 1,092 SCV visits to unaffiliated Jews; 558 to those with affiliations
  • 1,073 visits were made to 20 hospital/hospice facilities
Long-Term Success In the Kansas City community, unaffiliated Jews, those who are ill and isolated, older adults or in hospitals and eldercare facilities will receive high quality, meaningful spiritual care in the location where they reside or are receiving health care or other life assistance. The JFS Chaplaincy program will relieve the burden of access to those who would otherwise face life challenges without spiritual support. 
Program Success Monitored By Each call recorded in weekly log of visitations/consultations. Development of lay training program, with records tracking placement and activity of volunteers.
Examples of Program Success
Clients shared the following feedback:

“I cannot thank you enough for your visit today. To you, this is probably something you do quite often. To me, it was above and beyond. Your compassionate presence brought into this house a sense of inner peace, calm and serenity I haven’t felt in too long. From my son and myself, we were so blessed to have met you.

(Mother of patient who died at home)

Thank you so much for tending to this family. Our social worker just wrote me saying how grateful she was that we have developed this relationship with you and how very much it meant to our patient and her family.

(VITAS Hospice)

CEO Comments
Jewish Family Services is dedicated to providing the highest quality social services to the Kansas City community, delivered with respect for the dignity of each individual regardless of race, religion, or culture. 

JFS is continually challenged to find the funding and resources to address the growing challenges facing those in need in our community. Over the last 5 years, JFS has launched new services for older adults, a mental health awareness campaign specifically targeting adolescent communities, an eating disorder resource center, and an integrated food, shelter and employment program for people most in need. We have designed a pilot program supporting the needs of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We are always engaged in developing new funding sources, partnerships and relationships to help grow these programs. With an eye toward sustainability in the future, we have successfully grown our endowment to help sustain these programs, and will fulfill the $7.0 million goal in the near future.

Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Don Goldman
Term Start July 2007

Don Goldman is the Executive Director & CEO of Jewish Family Services of Greater Kansas City (JFS) which he joined in 2007. Don spent much of his career in the private sector. Most recently, he was chief operating officer at Birch Telecom where he helped grow revenue to over $200 Million and the staff from 200 to 2,000 employees. During his 10 years at Sprint, he launched a number of new products and led the team that launched Sprint PCS. He was also a co-founder of BizSpace, an online site launched in 1996 during the early years of the Internet.

Don holds a BA with honors from Johns Hopkins University in Political Economy and an MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is married to Martha Gershun, an executive who also has focused her efforts in the non-profit sector. He has two grown children, Nathan and Sarah. He and Martha remain home with their two cats, Raja and Emma.

Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Senior Staff
Title Chief Program Officer
Title Director of Volunteer Engagement
Title Director of Marketing
Title Community Chaplain
Title Director of Food Pantry
Title Mental Health Coalition Coordinator
Title Development Director
Paid Full-Time Staff 30
Paid Part-Time Staff 6
Volunteers 532
Paid Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
  • The Greater Kansas City Mental Health Coalition is a collaboration between 25 community agencies with the goal to help reduce the stigma of mental illness. A metro-wide campaign focusing on teens will be launched in 2016.
  • The JFS Life Crisis program is a collaboration among United Way, the Jewish Federation, the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, the Jewish Community Foundation, the Menorah Heritage Foundation, the Sosland Foundation, the Hall Family Foundation, the Bernstein Fund, Harvesters, VCA animal hospitals and HappyBottoms.
  • Our Children's counseling program includes collaborations with the Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy, B'nai Jehudah Preschool, Beth Shalom Preschool and the Child Development Center at the Jewish Community Center.
  • Our Help @ Home program includes collaborations with John Knox Village, the Johnson County Library, St. Lukes Health System and the Johnson County Community College.
  • Our Chaplaincy program is supported through the health care community, including: Saint Luke's Health System, HCA Midwest Health System, Children's Mercy Hopsitals and Clinics, Carondelet Health, and Shawnee Mission Medical Center.
  • Career Skills & Connections is a partnership between Jewish Family Services and Jewish Vocational Service.
Alliance of Greater Kansas City United Ways Agency Certification2008
Association of Jewish Family & Children's Agencies - Member1973
United Way Member Agency2007
CEO Comments

JFS continues to adapt to the changing needs of our community. Recently, JFS spearheaded the creation of the Greater Kansas City Mental Health Coalition to combat the stigma of mental illness. The coalition has 25 partners and will launch a metro-wide campaign aimed at adolescent communities in 2016. JFS continues to focus on services to older adults, offering one of the most comprehensive package of services available in our community. As the baby boomers retire and older adults will grow to represent 20% of the population of Kansas City, we want to be prepared with wrap-around services dealing with aging-in-place, transportation, care management, and counseling. JFS is also leading an effort to create a community-wide older adult access network to help older adults find the services they need, regardless of what agency offers the appropriate services they need. In late 2016, our expansion to East Brookside in Kansas City, Missouri, will increase our presence and improve client access to our full range of services, while preserving our existing offices and food pantry on the Jewish Community Campus.

Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. David Kaseff
Company Affiliation MarksNelson
Term Oct 2015 to Nov 2017
Board Members
Ms. Diane Azorsky Retired
Ms. Fay Balk Hallmark Cards
Mr. Jeff Bell Polsinelli PC
Ms. Erin Berger Community Volunteer
Ms. McClain Bryant Mayor's Office, City of Kansas City Director of Policy
Ms. Sandi Fried Community Volunteer
Mr. David Garrett
Mr. Sam Goller GEHA
Ms. Evie Grant Olathe Medical Center & Mid-America Rehab Hospital
Ms. Jenny Isenberg Eclectics
Mr. David Kaseff Marks Nelson Vohland Campbell Radetic LLC
Dr. Brad Koffman Therapeutic Radiologists, Inc
Ms. Beth Liss Berkley Child & Family Development Center
Mr. Lon Lowenstein Lowenstein Brothers Foundation
Mr. Adam Matsil CLARCOR Industrial Air
Ms. Gail McCann Beatty State of Missouri, State Representative District 26
Ms. Lara Pabst Krigel & Krigel
Mrs. Rochelle Pelofsky Retired
Mr. Ken Schifman Sprint
Ms. Jill Shapiro Annabelle's Fine Linens
Mr. Noah Slabotsky Castlight Health
Ms. Kelly Somberg Jewish Community Center
Mr. Jeff Stolper Creative Planning, Inc.
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 20
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 10
Female 13
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 70%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Board Development / Board Orientation
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
CEO Comments The JFS Board is active and engaged. Many members are also program volunteers, providing rides through JET Express, volunteering in the JFS Food Pantry, and supporting holiday projects to provide outreach to people in need.   JFS faces the funding challenges common to non-profit agencies; but the organization continues to establish financial tethers and relationships that ensure it will continue to have the financial resources to serve people of the Kansas City community.
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $3,649,023
Projected Expenses $3,830,702
Endowment Value $6,346,814
Spending Policy Income Only
Form 990s
2016 JFS 990
2015 JFS 990
2014 JFS 990
2013 JFS 990
2012 JFS 990
2011 JFS 990
2010 JFS 990
2009 JFS 990
2008 JFS 990
Audit Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2015, 2014: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990.
  • FY 2013: Financial data reported using the organization's audited financial statements. 
  • Foundations/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions----$0
Investment Income, Net of Losses$102,734$123,384$84,162
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$0$0$0
Revenue In-Kind$240,373$175,934$155,654
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$2,484,216$2,269,200$2,287,841
Administration Expense$294,602$299,867$288,848
Fundraising Expense$359,630$252,658$236,968
Payments to Affiliates----$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.191.141.02
Program Expense/Total Expenses79%80%81%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue12%10%11%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$3,261,390$2,871,237$2,550,679
Current Assets$1,495,320$1,179,730$2,345,130
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$138,740$188,997$151,068
Total Net Assets$3,122,650$2,682,240$2,399,611
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities10.786.2415.52
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $1,815,184Anonymous $1,292,597Jewish Heritage Foundation of Greater Kansas City $359,000
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $498,558Anonymous $336,000Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City $304,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $331,000Anonymous $313,600Menorah Legacy Foundation $227,532
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Goal $0.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments JFS is fortunate to have a significant pool of unrestricted long-term investments to help us continue to serve the community during these difficult financial times.  JFS is actively building funding to grow our programs in 2016 and beyond. 

Our agency is fortunate to have generous funders who have continued to support the core programs of the agency for many years. With their continued support, supplemented by fee-for-service programs, we are able to maintain strong financials. We will continue to seek funding from a variety of sources to grow the quality and scope of services we provide to the community.
Organization Name Jewish Family Services
Address 5801 W. 115th Street, Suite 103
Overland Park, KS 66211
Primary Phone (913) 327-8250
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Don Goldman
Board Chair Mr. David Kaseff
Board Chair Company Affiliation MarksNelson
Year of Incorporation 1901
Former Names
Jewish Family & Children Services