In recognition of its sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency, Jewish Family Service of Metrowest (JFS) has once again earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. Receiving an increased Overall Score and Rating of 96.74, this is the second consecutive time that JFS has received this top distinction. This highest level designation demonstrates JFS’ superior performance.

“JFS’ exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” according to Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “This adds JFS to a preeminent group of charities working to overcome our world’s most pressing challenges. Based on its 4-star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support JFS.”

“It’s important our donors trust that we’re using our funding wisely to accomplish our Mission,” said Marc Jacobs, JFS CEO. “Every day, individuals and families turn to JFS when they are in crisis. We hear their heartbreaking, emotional stories. We also see the pride as their problems get solved, and dignity and self-sufficiency restored. The extraordinary high Charity Navigator rating has direct outcomes—-more people are served, and the impacts are deeper.”

JFS’ full rating is available

About Jewish Family Service of Metrowest (JFS)
JFS is a non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to standing up for those left behind. JFS provides services to over 5,000 people in need within the Metrowest and Greater Boston regions each year, including extended day academic tutoring for at-risk children, comprehensive birth parent and adoption services, nutrition assistance for low-income families and crisis management and elder care planning for families struggling with the complex needs of aging parents. To learn more about JFS visit


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