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American Friends of the Open University of Israel

Raising US awareness of the Open University of Israel

three stars

84.69

120 East 56th Street Suite 900
New York, NY 10022
tel: (212) 712-1800   Web Site
EIN: 13-3091674

Board Leadership
Elaine Wolfensohn
Interim Chairman

CEO
Jason Kuschner
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.69 three stars
  Financial 78.35 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

American Friends of the Open University of Israel (AFOUI) is the dynamic arm of the Open University of Israel (OUI), Israel's largest university. AFOUI is dedicated to raising US awareness of OUI and the vital role that an educated Israeli society plays in keeping Israel and Jews of all economic backgrounds safe and strong. We are committed to helping OUI achieve its educational and research goals. OUI opens the gates of learning to limitless numbers of students through leading-edge educational technologies and globally recognized Distance Learning methods. A 21st century University, OUI offers 600 online, internet courses to students located all over the world, every day, every hour. The University's 70 Study Centers are scattered throughout Israel.

American Friends of the Open University of Israel (AFOUI) is the dynamic arm of the Open University of Israel (OUI), Israel's largest university. AFOUI is dedicated to raising US awareness of OUI and the vital role that an educated Israeli society plays in keeping Israel and Jews of all economic backgrounds safe and strong. We are committed to helping OUI achieve its educational and research goals. OUI opens the gates of learning to limitless numbers of students through leading-edge educational technologies and globally recognized Distance Learning methods. A 21st century University, OUI offers 600 online, internet courses to students located all over the world, every day, every hour. The University's 70 Study Centers are scattered throughout Israel.

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Financial

two stars

78.35

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
70.5%
  Administrative Expenses 17.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.14
  Program Expenses Growth -0.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Friends of the Open University of Israel on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Friends of the Open University of Israel on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Friends of the Open University of Israel (NY) 84.69 three stars
Youth, I.N.C. (NY) 88.05 three stars
Manhattan Beach Education Foundation (CA) 94.20 four stars
Speedway Children's Charities (NC) 90.40 four stars
Schoolseed Foundation (TN) 91.20 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,107,235
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $857,923
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,965,158
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,965,158
   Other Revenue $-114,631
TOTAL REVENUE $1,850,527
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $807,200
   Administrative Expenses $171,665
   Fundraising Expenses $132,217
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,111,082
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $739,445
   
Net Assets $2,664,918

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Scholarship Grants $807,200 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 03/01/2019 84.69 three stars
2016-12 07/01/2018 83.31 three stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 82.60 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 87.67 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.06 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 86.73 three stars
2013-12 12/22/2014 91.29 four stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 73.60 two stars
2011-12 11/06/2012 66.22 one star
2011-12 10/01/2012 66.61 one star
2010-12 04/01/2012 61.08 one star
2009-12 09/20/2011 67.98 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 60.99 one star
2008-12 06/01/2010 87.14 three stars
2007-12 12/15/2009 67.28 one star
2006-12 05/01/2008 90.92 four stars
2005-12 04/01/2007 75.11 two stars
2004-12 07/01/2006 65.02 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 13-3091674
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN FRIENDS OF THE OPEN UNIVERSITY OF ISRAEL INC
NTEE Code Q30
NTEE Classification International Development, Relief Services
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
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).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date September, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$150,000 13.50% Jason Kuschner Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Friends of the Open University of Israel (NY) 84.69 three stars
Speedway Children's Charities (NC) 90.40 four stars
Uncommon Schools (NY) 88.40 three stars
Palo Alto Partners in Education (CA) 88.98 three stars
Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation (MA) 89.48 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Friends of the Open University of Israel
120 East 56th Street
Suite 900
New York, NY 10022
tel: (212) 712-1800
fax: (212) 980-3296
EIN: 13-3091674

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Board Leadership

Elaine Wolfensohn
Interim Chairman

CEO

Jason Kuschner
Executive Director

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