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Friends of the Israel Defense Forces
60 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10165
tel: (212) 244-3118
fax: (212) 244-3119
EIN: 13-3156445

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Board Leadership

Arthur Stark


Meir Klifi-Amir
National Director and CEO

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Friends of the Israel Defense Forces

Their job is to look after Israel. Ours is to look after them.

(out of 100)
Overall 97.37 4 stars
  Financial 97.81 4 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 4 stars
This rating was published 09/01/2015 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)
  Administrative Expenses 11.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Primary Revenue Growth 8.4%
  Program Expenses Growth 6.0%
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.55
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of the Israel Defense Forces on the FY2013 990 they filed with the IRS

Income Statement     (FYE 12/2013)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $31,842,909
   Federated Campaigns $1,365,386
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $39,169,271
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $72,377,566
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $72,377,566
   Other Revenue $972,048
TOTAL REVENUE $73,349,614
   Program Expenses $47,311,462
   Administrative Expenses $7,247,298
   Fundraising Expenses $5,949,234
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $12,841,620
Net Assets $96,164,025


Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 12/2013)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$654,990 1.08% Yitzhak Gershon National Director, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$224,999 0.37% Miri Nash Executive Director


Established in 1981, Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) mission is to offer educational, cultural, recreational, social services programs, and facilities that provide hope, purpose, and life-changing support for the soldiers who protect Israel and Jews worldwide.

The strength of the IDF, which has been guarding the State of Israel since it declared independence in 1948, derives from the selfless determination and great capabilities of the young men and women who form it. At the tender age of 18, most Israelis are drafted into the IDF. They bear the difficult tasks of defending Israel's borders and guaranteeing the safety of its people.

The Israeli government is responsible for training IDF soldiers and providing them with the necessary tools for their service. FIDF is committed to providing these soldiers with love, support, and care in an effort to ease the burden they carry.

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