As the nonprofit sector continues to grow, knowledgeable donors are demanding more accountability, transparency and quantifiable results from the charities they choose to support.

The Jewish Community of Louisville (JCL) strives to remain honest and forthright about where your money goes. In fact, in recognition of our sound fiscal management and ability to efficiently manage and grow our finances, JCL (then Jewish Community Federation of Louisville) has received a coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator.

“This designation differentiates the Jewish Community Federation of Louisville from its peers and demonstrates to the public that it is worthy of their trust,” announced Charity Navigator.

Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator, researches the financial health of over 5,300 of America’s largest charities in an effort to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace. Only 25 percent of the charities surveyed receive a 4-star rating, Charity Navigator’s highest ranking. The JCL is one of just 11 charitable organizations in the commonwealth – and one of five in the Louisville area – to achieve this classification.

“As stewards of our communal funds, it is important for donors to know that we are acting responsibly and equitably on their behalf; they can trust us to help them carry out their philanthropic goals,” said then JCL Executive Director for Philanthropy Alan Engel.

In the continued spirit of transparency and honesty this section is dedicated to providing you with the tools and information relevant to JCL’s programs and allocations.  You can visit our online 990 form or download our latest Annual Report. For a more detailed overview peruse our Allocations pdf. Learn more about JCL’s 4-star rating by visiting

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