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Birthright Israel Foundation

A gift to Birthright Israel Foundation is a gift to the Jewish people for our present and our future.

four stars

90.95

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

Board Leadership
Thomas D. Stern
Chair

CEO
Israel ("Izzy") Tapoohi
President & CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.95 four stars
  Financial 87.56 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Birthright Israel Foundation raises funds in the United States to support Birthright Israel, a program which currently provides 48,000 young Jewish adults annually the gift of a 10-day trip to Israel. It is our goal to ensure the gift of Birthright Israel continues to strengthen Jewish continuity and provide even more young Jewish adults with a connection to Israel for years to come.

Birthright Israel Foundation raises funds in the United States to support Birthright Israel, a program which currently provides 48,000 young Jewish adults annually the gift of a 10-day trip to Israel. It is our goal to ensure the gift of Birthright Israel continues to strengthen Jewish continuity and provide even more young Jewish adults with a connection to Israel for years to come.

Results Information

Reported Results
Total in 2016
Number of new donors
12,885
Number of free participants on field trips
45,447
Total dollars received in contributions
94,141,000
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This results data is current as of November 2017, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. Results information published on this organization's rating page has no effect on its rating at this time. data iconLearn More

Financial

three stars

87.56

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
88.8%
  Administrative Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.33
  Program Expenses Growth 2.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Birthright Israel Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Birthright Israel Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Birthright Israel Foundation (NY) 90.95 four stars
Higher Achievement (DC) 88.12 three stars
Pratham USA (TX) 96.46 four stars
New Jersey SEEDS (NJ) 93.55 four stars
AIM for Seva (PA) 95.47 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $76,439,847
   Federated Campaigns $7,423,169
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $25,764
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $83,888,780
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $83,888,780
   Other Revenue $43,510
TOTAL REVENUE $83,932,290
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $83,972,344
   Administrative Expenses $2,773,793
   Fundraising Expenses $8,908,623
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $95,654,760
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-11,722,470
   
Net Assets $31,032,005

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
Fund Taglit Birthright Israel $83,073,144 98.9%
NEXT $899,200 1.1%

Ratings History
Birthright Israel Foundation has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 05/01/2017 90.95 four stars
2014-12 03/01/2017 94.28 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.74 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 03/01/2015 93.77 four stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 94.94 four stars
2011-12 12/21/2012 83.31 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 95.75 four stars
2009-12 10/01/2011 97.80 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 84.29 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 96.90 four stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 97.07 four stars
2007-12 04/01/2009 99.61 four stars

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

EIN 13-4092050
Name in IRS Master File BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL FOUNDATION
NTEE Code Q23
NTEE Classification International Exchanges, N.E.C.
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 June, 2001
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$679,777 0.71% David Fisher President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Birthright Israel Foundation (NY) 90.95 four stars
Legal Outreach (NY) 89.92 three stars
REACH Prep (CT) 87.97 three stars
Horizons National (CT) 93.62 four stars
Communities In Schools of the Dallas Region (TX) 85.84 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

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

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 5892
Hicksville, NY 11802

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Board Leadership

Thomas D. Stern
Chair

CEO

Israel ("Izzy") Tapoohi
President & CEO

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