Human Services

Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington, Inc.

Helping All Seniors Thrive

aka JCA

Rockville, MD

Mission

The Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA) provides essential services that help older adults in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area maintain independence, dignity and vitality, and build bridges between generations.

Notes from the Nonprofit

JCA provides access, answers and opportunities for older adults and family caregivers throughout the Greater Washington, D.C. region.

Our award-winning programs enable older men and women to maintain their independence, dignity, vitality and self-respect despite physical, financial and emotional challenges. They connect the generations. And they shatter stereotypes about growing up and growing older as they help make the National Capital Area a great place to age.

Our Jewish heritage and values guide and inspire our vision and work, and we are proud to serve men and women of all faiths, ethnicities and income levels. Since our founding in 1973, JCA has helped all seniors thrive.

Ruling Year

1973

Principal Officer

Mr. David Gamse

Main Address

The JCA Ann L. Bronfman Center 12320 Parklawn Dr

Rockville, MD 20852 USA

Keywords

aging, seniors, Jewish, transportation, employment, training, education, volunteers, computers, intergenerational, adult day care

EIN

52-0983740

 Number

1484056312

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Senior Centers/Services (P81)

Transportation (Free or Subsidized) (P52)

Adult, Child Matching Programs (O30)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Social Media

Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Older adults and family caregivers throughout Greater Washington need an advocate, friend and guide. JCA is all of those and more. To the isolated senior with no means of getting around, we are a smiling ElderBus driver who cheerfully helps with canes, walkers and wheelchairs and even carries packages with a smile. To the concerned family member, we are the confident voice of an information specialist who can find needed resources close to home. For the senior who is frail or suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other challenges, we are a safe and caring place that provides dignified assistance at adult day centers that are second to none. And we are so much more! We are vibrant intergenerational programs that build bridges and shatter stereotypes. We are the older job seeker’s mentor and trainer. We are different faces in various places, but united in our mission to help local seniors experience the positive side of aging while making the National Capital Area a great place to age.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

ElderBus Transportation and Mobility Management Services

Senior Employment

Adult Day Programs and Caregiver Support

Information, Education and Outreach

Intergenerational Programs

Where we workNew!

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of participants engaged in programs

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Context notes

We track the number of persons served. Most are older adults or family caregivers, although we also serve children through intergenerational programs that build bridges between young and old

Number of Facebook followers

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Context notes

We use Facebook to inform older adults and family caregivers about important age-related issues and resources, including those of JCA. We also use it to inspire people to live long and age well.

Percent of board members that serve on board committees or otherwise volunteer for the organization apart from attending board meetings

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Context notes

We expect our officers and directors to actively support JCA in many ways, including as roll-up-the-shirtsleeves volunteers. The Board-approved Board Member Job Description makes that clear.

Percent of board members that make annual gifts to the organization

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Context notes

We require all board members to make annual gifts to JCA. We regularly track and report board giving.

Number of volunteers

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

From 2016 through 2018, we will:
* serve as a leading nonprofit provider of services and opportunities for older adults and their family caregivers.
* expand our intergenerational programs and our services in support of older adults.
* increase our reach into northern Montgomery County, MD; Northern Virginia; and elsewhere in the Greater Washington area.
* expand fee-based services and make programs self-sustaining whenever possible.

JCA will aggressively search for new foundation and corporate funders, build our endowment and expand our individual donor base to reflect a more diverse and younger population. We will maintain sufficient staff to support increased programming, a greater geographical reach, and more aggressive fundraising and marketing. We will continue to support our staff with fair compensation and benefits as well as career opportunities. To better promote the good work of JCA, we will review all aspects of our branding, and we will enhance our efforts to market our services and expertise through social media, public appearances, our website and other communications channels. We will enhance our efforts to enlist and train our community volunteers, who are the backbone of JCA. They help deliver services, and they become enthusiastic advocates and sup-porters. Our lay and professional leaders will benchmark operating decisions against this Plan.

We celebrate our strengths, which include: * A passionate board. Every member makes a generous annual gift to us. * A clear and compelling mission and strategic plan. * Clear operating principles. * A portfolio of essential community service programs, most of which have won multiple awards. * A trained, dedicated and motivated staff. (Many staff persons have worked at JCA for 15 years or more!) * A respectful, dynamic relationship between Board members and staff. * More than 900 dedicated volunteers. * Enduring partnerships with diverse public and private organizations, many of which have supported JCA programs for more than three decades. * Thousands of loyal donors. * Careful fiscal management. Every JCA audit has been clean and clear. * Partner status with The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. * Membership in the United Way and the Combined Federal Campaign.

Key indicators vary by program/activity. They include:
* The number and location of clients;
* The nature of client needs;
* The satisfaction of clients, funders, community partners and volunteers;
* Audits by committees of the Board as well as independent auditors;
* The number of annual, campaign, endowment and legacy donors;
* The amount of operating funds raised;
* The accuracy of service and fiscal projections;
* Our capacity to deliver programs on time and on budget;
* Overall fiscal performance;
* The transparency of operations to donors and other key publics;
* The compensation of staff within benchmarked parameters;
* The number and nature of volunteers by program/activity; and
* The number and nature of community partners.

JCA is proud that Great Nonprofits (www.greatnonprofits.org) named us a Top-Rated Nonprofit of 2014 and every year since.

The Annual Report details our progress on many fronts. Top needs include
* The expansion of JCA programs in Northern Virginia and other high-priority locales within the Greater Washington, D.C. region; and
* The growth of operating revenue, which is necessary not only to cover inflationary costs but also because the populations of older adults and family caregivers are growing so fast.

Committees and Task Forces of the Board, which are composed of Board members and other local volunteers, monitor progress on many fronts. Those committees include the following:
* Budget, Audit & Finance;
* Development;
* Leadership;
* Transportation;
* Adult day programs; and
* Advocacy.

JCA also convenes an Employer Advisory Committee to assess and guide our Career Gateway program and other senior employment services, and a Transportation Providers Roundtable.

External Reviews

Awards & Accreditations

Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) - Accreditation

Affiliations & Memberships

Alliance for Information and Referral Systems

United Way Member Agency

Combined Federal Campaign

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Financials

Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington, Inc.

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

In order to support nonprofits and gain valuable insight for the sector, GuideStar worked with D5—a five-year initiative to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in philanthropy—in creating a questionnaire. This section is a voluntary questionnaire that empowers organizations to share information on the demographics of who works in and leads organizations. To protect the identity of individuals, we do not display sexual orientation or disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff. Any values displayed in this section are percentages of the total number of individuals in each category (e.g. 20% of all Board members for X organization are female).

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Gender

Race & Ethnicity

Sexual Orientation

This organization reports that it does not collect this information.

Disability

This organization reports that it does not collect this information.

Diversity Strategies

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We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
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We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
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We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
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We have a diversity committee in place
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We have a diversity manager in place
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We have a diversity plan
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We use other methods to support diversity