The Budget Committee was formed in 1934 based on a recommendation by the Executive Committee and was adopted by the FJPT Board of Trustees in January 1934. It appears to have been created to deal with the ongoing financial crisis of the FJPT caused by the expanded service demands and vastly reduced collections resulting from the economic collapse caused by the Great Depression. Its mandate was to examine in detail the proposed budgets of its affiliated organizations in order to identify whether adequate value was received in relation to the funds expended and, furthermore, to evaluate the relative importance of the benefits each affiliate delivered.
Although the FJPT was absorbed into the UJWF in 1938, memos specifying details of internal organization and pay scales continued until January 1939, when separate FJPT bank accounts and bookkeeping were eliminated, and all such responsibilities came under the Budget and Finance Committee of the UJWF.
Scope and Content
Series consists of meeting minutes of, and annual budgets prepared by, the Budget Committee. Included within are the budgets of member agencies financed by the FJPT.
For records created by this committee's successor organization, see Fonds 67, Series 7, the records of the Budget and Finance Committee of the United Jewish Welfare Fund.