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    Israel Scholarship Education Foundation

    Israel Scholarship Education Foundation


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    501(c)(3) organization

    Donations are tax-deductible

    520 Eighth Avenue
    4th floor
    New York NY 10018


    New York NY | IRS ruling year: 1978 | EIN: 13-2909403  


    Organization Mission

    The mission of the Israel Scholarship Education Foundation is to empower extraordinary young Israelis of top academic merit from underserved backgrounds to reach their highest leadership potential, igniting positive change in Israeli society.

    ISEF believes investing in human capital development and expanding access to higher education are vital for Israel's security and prosperity.

    ISEF adopts a transformative, holistic approach that nurtures each student's potential and produces the highest return on investment for Israeli society.

    Over 400 students are pursuing degrees from BA to PhD at 19 Israeli universities and colleges, and over 20 ISEF International Fellows are performing cutting-edge PhD and postdoctoral research at top international research universities.

    ISEF's 400 scholars are role models and mentors for over 3,000 at-risk Israeli youngsters, whom they mentor and tutor for four hours a week - even during COVID-19.


    Rating Information

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    This charity's score is 93%, earning it a Four-Star rating. If this organization aligns with your passions and values, you can give with confidence.

    This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores, weighted as follows: 85% Accountability & Finance, 10% Leadership & Adaptability, 5% Culture & Community. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

    Beacon Weights  
    Historical Ratings  

    Rating Report

    • Impact & Results
    • Accountability & Finance
    • Culture & Community
    • Leadership & Adaptability
    Accountability & Finance
    Impact & ResultsAccountability & FinanceCulture & CommunityLeadership & Adaptability


    Accountability & Finance




    Most Recent Fiscal Year:
    FY 2022

    This beacon provides an assessment of a charity's financial health (financial efficiency, sustainability, and trustworthiness) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.

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    Key Accountability Metrics

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    Majority Independent Board Members - 100% independent members10 out of 10 points  
    Independent Board Size - 24 independent members10 out of 10 points  
    Financial Statements - Audit and Oversight Committee20 out of 20 points  
    Material Diversion of Assets - None20 out of 20 points  

    Tax Form Disclosures and Policies

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    Website Listed on Tax Form - Listed5 out of 5 points  
    Conflict of Interest Policy - Listed5 out of 5 points  
    Whistleblower Policy - Listed5 out of 5 points  
    Document Retention and Destruction - Listed5 out of 5 points  
    Documents Board Meeting Minutes - Yes5 out of 5 points  
    Tax Form Distributed to Board Before Filing - Listed5 out of 5 points  
    Loans to/from Officers - Missing5 out of 5 points  

    Website Disclosures

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    No Credit
    Tax Form Posted on Nonprofit's Website - Listed5 out of 5 points  

    Financial Metrics

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    Liabilities to Assets: Ratio - 1.12%25 out of 25 points  
    Program Expense: Ratio - 75.18%18 out of 25 points  
    Fundraising Efficiency: Ratio - $0.1217 out of 25 points  
    Working Capital: Ratio - 3.86 years25 out of 25 points  

    Additional Information

    Total Revenue and Expenses - Data Available  
    Salary of Key Persons - Data Available  
    IRS Published Data (Business Master File) - Data Available  
    Data Sources (IRS Forms 990) - Data Available  

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