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. The Jewish Community of Louisville was established by the merger of Louisville's Jewish Community Center and the Jewish Community Federation in May, 2009.

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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, 2013, Jewish Community of Louisville's program expenses were:

Program services 5,161,788
Allocations and grants 1,383,654
Depreciation 469,258
Other 107,355
Total Program Expenses: $7,122,055
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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, 2013.

Ending fund balances as reported below include $7,490,546 in unrestricted funds and $10,806,149 in restricted funds.

Total assets as reported below include $5,444,993 in property and equipment, net.

Source of Funds  
Pledge income 1,984,557
Membership dues and fees 1,796,773
Program Service Income 1,699,686
Gifts, grants, bequests 885,529
Interest and dividends 487,086
Gain on sale of assets 429,590
Community newspaper income 111,095
Special events 67,440
Miscellaneous income 35,806
Rental income 32,139
Total Income $7,529,701


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 90%  Fund Raising: 3%  Administrative: 7% 

Total income $7,529,701
Program expenses $7,122,055
Fund raising expenses 267,534
Administrative expenses 597,076
Total expenses $7,986,665
Expenses in Excess of Income (456,964)
Beginning net assets 18,254,915
Other Changes in Net Assets 498,744
Ending net assets 18,296,695
Total liabilities 9,348,261
Total assets $27,644,956

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