Better Business Bureau Report for
Jewish Community of Louisville

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 2015

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Jewish Community of Louisville
Address: 3600 Dutchmans Lane
  Louisville, KY 40205
Phone: 502-459-0660
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Formerly known as:Jewish Community Center
Jewish Community Federation

Year, State Incorporated: 1890, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The Jewish Community of Louisville is Jewish in purpose, community-wide in scope, and a center of cultural, educational, recreational and social activities. The Jewish Community of Louisville is committed to: --maintaining and enriching Jewish identify --enhancing personal, social, and physical development --developing democratic values and leadership ability, and --developing participation in and contribution to the welfare of the total community.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Jewish Community of Louisville meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Jewish Community of Louisville offers programs, activities and facilities for every age--infant through senior adult. Programs and activities include but are not limited to: Physical facilities available are swimming pools (indoor & out), racquetball, softball and 2 gyms --Early Child Care --Pre-School --Children’s Camps --B'nai Brith Youth Organization groups for pre-teens and teens --Fitness classes, personal training and exercise equipment --Aquatics (lap-pool, swim teams, diving, swim lessons, etc…) --Cultural Arts --Teen and adult lounges with games and computers --School's Out Days --CenterStage Productions -- Jewish Film Festival, dance classes, art classes and art exhibits --Israel Independence Day celebrations --Jewish Library --Senior Adult lunches, trips, cultural and educational programs --Kosher outdoor café service

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014, Jewish Community of Louisville's program expenses were:

Program services 5,556,118
Allocations and grants 930,743
Total Program Expenses: $6,486,861
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Chief Executive : Stuart Silberman, President and CEO

Chair of the Board: Dr. Karen Abrams
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Physician

Board Size: 23

Paid Staff Size: 100

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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Methods of fund raising include direct mail, telephone, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements, and membership.

Jewish Community of Louisville is a Metro United Way member agency.

Fund raising costs were approximately 9% of total donated income. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,870,086, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Jewish Community of Louisville's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014.

Ending fund balances as reported below include $8,115,135 in unrestricted funds and $12,701,826 in restricted funds.

Total assets as reported below include $5,243,933 in property and equipment, net.

Source of Funds  
Pledge income 2,165,865
Gifts, grants, bequests 1,985,765
Program Service Income 1,919,306
Membership dues and fees 1,795,843
Gain on sale of assets 561,164
Interest and dividends 386,104
Special events 102,032
Community newspaper income 101,091
Miscellaneous income 80,310
Rental income 22,862
Total Income $9,120,342


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 81%  Fund Raising: 4%  Administrative: 9%  Other Expenses: 6%

Total income $9,120,342
Program expenses $6,486,861
Fund raising expenses 279,751
Administrative expenses 694,914
Other Expenses 482,322
Total expenses $7,943,848
Income in Excess of Expenses 1,176,494
Beginning net assets 18,296,695
Other Changes in Net Assets 1,343,772
Ending net assets 20,816,961
Total liabilities 9,435,562
Total assets $30,252,523

This report was originally issued in December 2013. Financial information was updated in March 2015.

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