Tightly Focused, Deeply Experienced

Jacobson Jarvis was founded in 1991 as the only certified public accounting firm in the Northwest to focus its nonprofit audit, tax, and consulting capacity on the not-for-profit community. And we have remained true to that charter. In 2020, Jacobson Jarvis joined a like-minded CPA firm in Southern California that appreciated our successful business model and amazing client relationships. Jacobson Jarvis is now bringing our expertise to a new market to serve not-for-profits.

We have specific not-for-profit experience with:

  • 501(c)3 organizations
  • Foundations & charities
  • Private schools & colleges
  • Church & religious organizations
  • Labor & agricultural organizations
  • Social clubs
  • Social welfare organizations
  • California Local Education Agencies (LEAs) – School Districts
  • Special Districts including Fire, Water, Public Utilities, Cemetery, and Recreational
  • Museums

Jacobson Jarvis’ senior leadership team is widely viewed as a leading authority on issues impacting not-for-profits. They are frequent speakers at not-for-profit conferences, and actively participate in state and national committees regarding not-for-profit accounting, tax, and other tax-related matters. They also routinely provide in-depth board training in the areas of governance, financial reporting and other tax-related issues.

Because Jacobson Jarvis is focused on the not-for-profit community, the firm attracts professionals with a deep passion for community service, and retains them longer than most firms. Many of our committed team members have served, or continue to serve, not-for-profits as consultants, board members, and volunteers. This serves to reinforce their sharp insight into the complex needs of the sector, which drives more solid and informed recommendations for their clients. Low staff turnover and strong client satisfaction have resulted in strong client retention rates and high rates of referrals from existing clients.

At Jacobson Jarvis, our mission is to help nonprofits work better, not harder, enabling them to have more time to accomplish their mission.

Working with y’all is an absolute joy, and I could talk until I’m blue in the face telling people why.

– Jimbo Worm, Director of Finance & Operations, Pride Foundation

Our Team

With over 100 years of combined experience in the non-profit world, and distinct areas of expertise, each member of the Jacobson Jarvis team is an important player, making our team an invaluable resource for non-profits.

Meet the Team

Our Clients

Jacobson Jarvis assists a broad range of clients, from small not-for-profits and family foundations, to large organizations headquartered on the West Coast. They include not-for-profits with focuses on everything from the environment to human services, arts to education.

Meet our Clients


Our clients are extremely important to us. We love to help nonprofits achieve their missions. Read what some of the nonprofits we’ve worked with have to say about the exceptional service they’ve received, and the benefits of working with Jacobson Jarvis & Co.

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