Strategic Plan 2017-2019

JFCS Mission
Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis provides essential services to people of all ages and backgrounds to sustain healthy relationships, ease suffering and offer support in times of need.

JFCS Values
Based on the Jewish concept of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), JFCS believes everyone is entitled to equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities. As a human service organization, we value:

  • Compassion – providing highest quality care and support through all stages of life
  • Inclusion – treating people of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, races, religions and abilities with dignity and respect
  • Innovation – anticipating community needs and responding with excellence, effectiveness and creativity
  • Integrity – working in a manner that is consistently ethical and accountable
  • Collaboration – establishing lasting partnerships in the community to broaden our impact and inform our work


Goal 1:  Align JFCS programs and services with current and emerging needs in the Jewish and broader communities.

Goal 2: Foster an internal environment that strengthens the organization’s capacity to deliver on its strategic vision and priorities. 

Goal 3:  Focus on strategic growth and long-term sustainability.

Goal 4:  Maintain a data-driven culture that ensures high-quality services, supports continuous improvement and optimizes public and private funding opportunities.

Goal 5:  Optimize the use of JFCS’ new building to support community partnerships, provide critical services and sustain our work for the future.