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Birthright Israel Foundation
33 East 33rd Street
New York, NY 10016
tel: (212) 457-0036
EIN: 13-4092050

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Board Leadership

Joshua Nash
Chair

CEO

David Fisher
President


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Birthright Israel Foundation

Providing a gift of first time, peer group, educational trips to Israel for Jewish young adults.

 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall 93.77 4 stars
  Financial 91.19 4 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 4 stars
This rating was published 03/01/2015 using data for FY2013, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics (Data from FY2013 990)
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
89.9%
  Administrative Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Primary Revenue Growth 12.7%
  Program Expenses Growth 16.9%
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.17
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Birthright Israel Foundation on the FY2013 990 they filed with the IRS

Income Statement     (FYE 12/2013)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $66,315,750
   Federated Campaigns $7,905,988
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $74,221,738
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $74,221,738
   Other Revenue $35,618
TOTAL REVENUE $74,257,356
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $79,175,388
   Administrative Expenses $2,679,614
   Fundraising Expenses $6,171,791
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $88,026,793
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-13,769,437
   
Net Assets $15,010,529

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Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 12/2013)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$505,205 0.57% David Fisher President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$400,000 0.45% Robert P. Aronson Former President

Mission

Taglit-Birthright Israel provides the gift of first time, peer group, educational trips to Israel for Jewish young adults ages 18 to 26. Taglit-Birthright Israel's founders created this program to send thousands of young Jewish adults from all over the world to Israel as a gift in order to diminish the growing division between Israel and Jewish communities around the world; to strengthen the sense of solidarity among world Jewry; and to strengthen participants' personal Jewish identity and connection to the Jewish people.

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