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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.

three stars

87.62

711 Third Avenue New York, NY 10017
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 87.62 three stars
  Financial 82.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of new donors
18,972
Number of free participants on field trips
48,100
Total dollars received in contributions
97,710,000
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

82.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
85.1%
  Administrative Expenses 3.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.58
  Program Expenses Growth -1.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.4%
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) 87.62 three stars
Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center (TIOBEC) (MA) 90.56 four stars
Ocean Discovery Institute (CA) 88.29 three stars
Shake-A-Leg Miami (FL) 85.12 three stars
NYC Outward Bound Schools (NY) 92.77 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $74,414,482
   Federated Campaigns $22,312,173
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $24,233,462
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $120,960,117
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $120,960,117
   Other Revenue $142,829
TOTAL REVENUE $121,102,946
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $80,353,114
   Administrative Expenses $3,477,772
   Fundraising Expenses $12,390,989
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $96,221,875
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $24,881,071
   
Net Assets $57,192,960

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 Birthright Israel $80,000,597 99.6%
Development of Smartphone App for Alumni $352,517 0.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 87.62 three stars
2017-12 12/01/2019 87.30 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 90.74 four stars
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$705,182 0.73% Israel Tapoohi President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Birthright Israel Foundation (NY) 87.62 three stars
Four Corners School of Outdoor Education (UT) 86.82 three stars
Shake-A-Leg Miami (FL) 85.12 three stars
Ocean Discovery Institute (CA) 88.29 three stars
Sea Education Association (MA) 87.47 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Birthright Israel Foundation
711 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 457-0036
EIN: 13-4092050

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 21615
New York, NY 10087

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Board Leadership

Thomas D. Stern
Chair

CEO

Israel "Izzy" Tapoohi
President & CEO

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