Better Business Bureau Report for
Jewish Community of Louisville

Better Business Bureau Report issued February 2018
Better Business Bureau Report expires February 2020

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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

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: 1) Maintaining and enriching Jewish identify 2) Enhancing personal, social, and physical development 3) Developing democratic values and leadership ability 4) 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: 1) Physical facilities available are swimming pools (indoor & out), workout facilities racquetball, softball and 2 gyms 2) Early Child Care 3) Pre-School 4) Children’s Camps 5) B'nai Brith Youth Organization groups for pre-teens and teens 6) Fitness classes, personal training and exercise equipment 7) Aquatics (lap-pool, swim teams, diving, swim lessons, etc.) 8) Cultural Arts 9) Teen and adult lounges with games and computers 10) School's Out Days 11) CenterStage Productions 12) Jewish Film Festival, dance classes, art classes and art exhibits 13) Israel Independence Day celebrations 14) Jewish Library 15) Senior Adult lunches, trips, cultural and educational programs 6) Kosher outdoor café service

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017, Jewish Community of Louisville's program expenses were:

Program Services 5,757,284
Allocations and Grants 889,514
Total Program Expenses: $6,646,798
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Chief Executive : Sara Wagner, President/CFO

Chair of the Board: Jon Fleischaker
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Attorney

Board Size: 22

Paid Staff Size: 207

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Methods of fund raising include direct mail, telephone, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, planned giving arrangements, and memberships.

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

Fund raising costs were 4% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $5,994,041, 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, 2017.

Ending fund balances as reported below include $7,767,236 in unrestricted funds and $15,562,952 in restricted funds.

Total assets as reported below include $4,814,242 in property and equipment, net.

Source of Funds  
Gifts, Grants and Bequests 4,012,404
Program Service Income 2,282,560
Membership Dues & Fees 1,993,307
Pledge Income 1,894,779
Gain On Sale of Assets 1,832,411
Interests & Dividends 505,324
Special Events 86,858
Community Newspaper 68,249
Miscellaneous 57,924
Rental Income 40,766
Total Income $12,774,582


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 81%  Fund Raising: 3%  Administrative: 7%  Other Expenses: 9%

Total income $12,774,582
Program expenses $6,646,798
Fund raising expenses 268,320
Administrative expenses 610,427
Other Expenses 746,484
Total expenses $8,272,029
Income in Excess of Expenses 4,502,553
Beginning net assets 18,964,702
Other Changes in Net Assets (137,067)
Ending net assets 23,330,188
Total liabilities 7,767,207
Total assets $31,097,395

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