Mission: Migdal Ohr was established in 1972 by Israel Prize Laureate Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid Grossman to ensure that each of Israel's orphaned, abused and neglected children would have a bright future regardless of where they came from. Rabbi Grossman is known around the world for loving every Jew and caring for children who have lost their way and been abandoned by the communities they come from. Today, we serve over 12,000 children every year and raise them to become thriving, successful adults. Migdal Ohr's network of services and programs provide everything from a child's most basic needs - clothing, medical care, family structure, and emotional support - to education, vocational training, mentorship, and more.
Decades later, we remain fervently committed to giving children the support and education they need to overcome socio-economic barriers and realize their full potential. Migdal Ohr is dedicated to strengthening Israel's next generation from the ground up.

American Friends of Migdal Ohr is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 1987, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  http://migdalohr.gives

 1325 Avenue of the Americas
28th Floor
New York NY 10019 

  212-397-3700


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Exceptional

This charity's score is 90.09, earning it a 4-Star rating. Donors can "Give with Confidence" to this charity. 

This score is calculated from two sub-scores:

This score represents Form 990 data from 2019, the latest year published by the IRS.

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

81.8%


The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s).


This measure reflects the percent of its total expenses a charity spends on the programs and services it exists to deliver. Dividing a charity's average program expenses by its average total functional expenses yields this percentage. We calculate the charity's average expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Administrative Expenses

8.0%


As reported by charities on their IRS Form 990, this measure reflects what percent of its total budget a charity spends on overhead, administrative staff and associated costs, and organizational meetings. Dividing a charity's average administrative expenses by its average total functional expenses yields this percentage. We calculate the charity's average expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Fundraising Expenses

10.1%


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Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

2.3%


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990).


Part of our goal in rating the financial performance of charities is to help donors assess the financial capacity and sustainability of a charity. As do organizations in other sectors, charities must be mindful of their management of total liabilites in relation to their total assets. This ratio is an indicator of an organization’s solvency and or long term sustainability. Dividing a charity's total liabilities by its total assets yields this percentage.


Source: IRS Form 990

Fundraising Efficiency

$0.10


The amount spent to raise $1 in charitable contributions. To calculate a charity's fundraising efficiency, we divide its average fundraising expenses by the average total contributions it receives. We calculate the charity's average expenses and average contributions over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Working Capital Ratio

0.28 years


Determines how long a charity could sustain its level of spending using its net available assets, or working capital, as reported on its most recently filed Form 990. We include in a charity's working capital unrestricted and temporarily restricted net assets, and exclude permanently restricted net assets. Dividing these net available assets in the most recent year by a charity's average total expenses, yields the working capital ratio. We calculate the charity's average total expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Program Expense Growth

11.10%


We compute the average annual growth of program expenses using the following formula: [(Yn/Y0)(1/n)]-1, where Y0 is a charity's program expenses in the first year of the interval analyzed, Yn is the charity's program expenses in the most recent year, and n is the interval of years passed between Y0 and Yn.


Source: IRS Form 990

Governance


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990 that the organization has these governance practices in place.


Sources Include: IRS Form 990

Governance:
Independent Voting Board Members  ... (More)
No Material Diversion of Assets ... (More)

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  • Full Credit: There has been no diversion of assets within the last two years.

  • Partial Credit: There has been a diversion of assets within the last two years and the charity has used Schedule O on the Form 990 to explain: the nature of the diversion, the amount of money or property involved and the corrective action taken to address the matter. In this situation, we deduct 7 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
  • No Credit: There has been a diversion of assets within the last two years and the charity's explanation on Schedule O is either non-existent or not sufficient. In this case, we deduct 15 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
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Audited financial statements provide important information about financial accountability and accuracy. They should be prepared by an independent accountant with oversight from an audit committee. (It is not necessary that the audit committee be a separate committee. Often at smaller charities, it falls within the responsibilities of the finance committee or the executive committee.) The committee provides an important oversight layer between the management of the organization, which is responsible for the financial information reported, and the independent accountant, who reviews the financials and issues an opinion based on its findings. We check the charity's Form 990 reporting to see if it meets this criteria.

  • Full Credit: The charity's audited financials were prepared by an independent accountant with an audit oversight committee.

  • Partial Credit: The charity's audited financials were prepared by an independent accountant, but it did not have an audit oversight committee. In this case, we deduct 7 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
  • No Credit: The charity did not have its audited financials prepared by an independent accountant. In this case, we deduct 15 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
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Does Not Provide Loan(s) to or Receive Loan(s) From Related Parties ... (More)
Documents Board Meeting Minutes ... (More)
Distributes 990 to Board Before Filing ... (More)
Compensates Board ... (More)

Policies


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Policies:
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  • Yes: This charity has a written donor privacy policy published on its website, which states unambiguously that (1) it will not share or sell a donor's personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations or (2) it will only share or sell personal information once the donor has given the charity specific permission to do so.

  • Opt-out: The charity has a written privacy policy published on its website which enables donors to tell the charity to remove their names and contact information from lists the charity shares or sells. How a donor can have themselves removed from a list differs from one charity to the next, but any and all opt-out policies require donors to take specific action to protect their privacy.
  • No: This charity either does not have a written donor privacy policy in place to protect their contributors' personal information, or the existing policy does not meet our criteria.

The privacy policy must be specific to donor information. A general website policy which references "visitor" or "user" personal information will not suffice. A policy that refers to donor information collected on the website is also not sufficient as the policy must be comprehensive and applicable to both online and offline donors. The existence of a privacy policy of any type does not prohibit the charity itself from contacting the donor for informational, educational, or solicitation purposes.

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Transparency


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Transparency:
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Audited Financial Statements on Website ... (More)
Form 990 Available on Website ... (More)

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Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

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Salary of Key Persons

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BETH NUSSBAUM, DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

$129,240


PENI LANDISI, FINANCE & OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

$103,240


TONY FROMER, PRESIDENT

$0


MICHAEL KRONENBERG, TREASURER

$0


BRYNA LANDES, SECRETARY

$0


Source: IRS Form 990 (page 7), filing year 2019

Business Master File Data

Below are some key data points from the Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) for this organization. Learn more about the BMF on the IRS website


Activities:

Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations (BMF activity code: 602)


Foundation Status:

Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (BMF foundation code: 15)


Affiliation:

Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations). (BMF affiliation code: 3)

Data Sources: IRS Forms 990

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Pandemic Response

Due to the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, we give charities such as this one the opportunity to share the story of COVID's impact on them. Charities may submit their own pandemic responses through their nonprofit portal.


American Friends of Migdal Ohr reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Revenue

  • Staffing


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's operations financially:

Due to the pandemic, the needs of the populations we serve are greater than ever. To comply with social distancing and other government regulations at our programs in Israel, we have had to increase services proportionately. We do so to remain open for the children who have nowhere else to go and call Migdal Ohr home. As a result, program costs in Israel have grown exponentially driving the need for increased fundraising by the American Friends of Migdal Ohr. We have adapted our fundraising strategy to continue to provide essentials, education, and empowerment to the children in our care. Our focus shifted from large in-person events to virtually executed and socially distanced (where permitted) fundraising events. We expanded our online presence and increased regular donor communications. This approach generated a positive response from our donors. We thank our community for not giving up hope and extending their support when the children of Israel need it most.


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's delivery of programs:

Migdal Ohr is one of the few institutions in Israel that remained open throughout lockdowns and the pandemic. We have always played a critical role in each student’s life – providing all the essentials and support needed to ensure their safety. Our children consider us their home and family. Our programs remain a strong foundation for the children in our care as we continue to deliver essential services. Migdal Ohr works in conjunction with government representatives to constantly re-evaluate and adapt our programs based on the ever-changing conditions in Israel. At Migdal Ohr, ensuring our children’s safety is our #1 priority. During the pandemic, to address critical national need in Israel, Migdal Ohr took responsibility for packaging and supplying tens of thousands of emergency kits including food and hygiene products for the needy and isolated.


How this organization adapted to changing conditions caused by COVID-19:

During the pandemic, Migdal Ohr expanded our current offerings to provide additional services that address the emotional, social and physical needs of the at-risk populations we serve. Migdal Ohr has experienced an unprecedented level of requests from case workers and families in turmoil to provide for children in need. In response, we welcomed 200 additional students who joined the over 12,600 children already in our programs. We are happy to report that all are thriving in their new home. Additionally, our new alumni homes offered a safe, loving environment to Migdal Ohr graduates during the pandemic. When the state of Israel enforced lockdowns, our graduates came “home” because Migdal Ohr is their family. In order to comply with government safety regulations our programs instituted social distancing - creating space within classes by utilizing outdoor and recreational areas - created capsule cohorts and pivoted to remote learning from our residential facilities when needed.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

American Friends of Migdal Ohr’s mission is to connect donors to our programs and constituents in Israel. During the pandemic, we innovated by providing opportunities for virtual connection to Israel and our mission. In a time when travel was non-existent and the end of restrictions was unknown, we connected donors and supporters to the children of Migdal Ohr through virtual access to our campus and programs. We livestreamed from our facilities and encouraged supporters to join the children in celebration of milestones and holidays, and in their everyday activities. We intend to continue to offer these opportunities for connection permanently and to share new developments on our campuses virtually.


Historical Ratings

Date PublishedForm 990 FYEOverall ScoreOverall Rating
Rating Version: 2.1
8/3/20212019 90.09
8/1/20202018 87.99
5/1/20202018 86.43

This organization received multiple star ratings within this fiscal year, due to an update to it's Accountability and Transparency data and/or the receipt of an amended Form 990.

6/1/20192017 87.28
2/1/20192016 94.44
4/1/20182016 94.05
7/1/20172015 93.67
7/1/20162014 89.04
6/1/20162014 87.98
Rating Version: 2.0
4/1/20162014 85.56
2/1/20152013 85.18
4/1/20142012 78.08
12/20/20132012 76.91
12/20/20122011 85.24
12/1/20122011 84.19
10/1/20122011 83.31
12/23/20112010 83.81
9/20/20112010 69.61
Rating Version: 1.0
7/1/20112010 79.92
6/1/20102009 90.71
8/1/20092008 93.79
8/1/20082007 93.36
4/1/20072006 93.17
11/1/20062005 61.80
12/1/20052004 59.05

...   Impact & Results


This score estimates the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.


Impact & Results Score

Not Currently Scored

American Friends of Migdal Ohr cannot currently be evaluated by our Encompass Rating Impact & Results methodology because either (A) it is eligible, but we have not yet received data; (B) we have not yet developed an algorithm to estimate its programmatic impact; (C) its programs are not direct services; or (D) it is not heavily reliant on contributions from individual donors.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated the organization.

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



American Friends of Migdal Ohr reported its largest program on its FY 2019 Form 990 as:


$5,271,086

Spent in most recent FY

100%

Percent of program expenses


THE AMERICAN FRIENDS OF MIGDAL OHR (AFMO) RAISES ESSENTIAL FUNDS TO SUPPORT MIGDAL OHR (MO) INSTITUTIONS IN ISRAEL. MO SERVES APPROXIMATELY 10,000 ORPHANED, ABANDONED, IMPOVERISHED AND NEWLY IMMIGRANT ... (More)


...   Leadership & Adaptability


This score provides an assessment of the organization's leadership capacity, strategic thinking and planning, and ability to innovate or respond to changes in constituent demand/need or other relevant social and economic conditions to achieve the organization's mission.


Leadership & Adaptability Score

Not Currently Scored

American Friends of Migdal Ohr is currently not eligible for a Leadership & Adaptability score because we have not received its L&A survey responses.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that the organization has not yet submitted data for evaluation.


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...   Culture & Community


This score provides an assessment of the organization's engagement with the constituents it serves, a practice we term Constituent Feedback. When organizations listen to constituents, they are able to better deliver on programs and meet the needs of stakeholders. A future version of this Beacon will also assess an organization's people operations and its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) metrics.


Culture & Community Score

Not Currently Scored

American Friends of Migdal Ohr is currently not eligible for a Culture & Community score because we have not received its Constituent Feedback data. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile. This data will provide the basis for the initial evaluation of Culture & Community.

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Constituent Feedback

Constituent Feedback


Constituent Feedback and Listening Practice data are not available for this organization. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile. This data will provide the basis for the initial evaluation of Culture & Community.


Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations that engage in inclusive practices, such as collecting feedback from the people and communities they serve, may be more effective. We award every nonprofit that completes the Candid survey full credit for this Beacon, in recognition of their willingness to publicly share this information with the nonprofit and philanthropic communities. Although the data is not evaluated for quality at this time, future iterations of this Beacon will include third party or other data that will serve to validate the information provided by the nonprofit.

Analysis and Research


Like the overall Encompass Rating System, the Culture & Community Beacon is designed to evolve as metrics are developed and ready for integration. Our partnership with Feedback Labs and Guidestar by Candid, and other partners including Fund for Shared Insight, GlobalGiving, and Keystone Accountability, enables us to launch the first version of this beacon with Constituent Feedback information collected on Candid's site.


Feedback practices have been shown to support better Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion outcomes, an essential area of assessment that we intend to further expand and develop in the future. Feedback Labs has documented several studies which indicate that beyond achieving organizational goals, nonprofits that are attentive and responsive to concerns and ideas raised by beneficiaries establish stronger relationships with the people they serve, promote greater equity, and empower constituents in ways that can help to ensure better long-term outcomes. You can find resources to help nonprofits improve their feedback practices here.

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