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Friends of the Israel Defense Forces

Their job is to look after Israel. Ours is to look after them.

91.29

60 East 42nd Street New York, NY 10165
tel: (212) 244-3118   Web Site
EIN: 13-3156445

Board Leadership
Arthur Stark
Chairman

CEO
Meir Klifi-Amir
National Director and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.29
  Financial 88.06
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

88.06

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
77.0%
  Administrative Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.91
  Program Expenses Growth 5.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of the Israel Defense Forces on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of the Israel Defense Forces on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (NY) 91.29
Center for International Policy (DC) 93.67
Ploughshares Fund (CA) 86.88
Jamestown Foundation (DC) 87.07
Religions for Peace (NY) 86.56

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Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (NY) 91.29
Center for International Policy (DC) 93.67
American Jewish Congress (NY) 22.45 0 stars
Ploughshares Fund (CA) 86.88
Friends of Israel Disabled Veterans (NY) 87.40

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Established in 1981, Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) mission is to offer educational, cultural, recreational, social services programs, and facilities that provide hope, purpose, and life-changing support for the soldiers who protect Israel and Jews worldwide.

The strength of the IDF, which has been guarding the State of Israel since it declared independence in 1948, derives from the selfless determination and great capabilities of the young men and women who form it. At the tender age of 18, most Israelis are drafted into the IDF. They bear the difficult tasks of defending Israel's borders and guaranteeing the safety of its people.

The Israeli government is responsible for training IDF soldiers and providing them with the necessary tools for their service. FIDF is committed to providing these soldiers with love, support, and care in an effort to ease the burden they carry.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $42,687,093
   Federated Campaigns $1,724,335
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $57,446,342
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $101,857,770
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $101,857,770
   Other Revenue $515,862
TOTAL REVENUE $102,373,632
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $54,043,518
   Administrative Expenses $9,006,976
   Fundraising Expenses $8,634,686
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $71,685,180
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $30,688,452
   
Net Assets $122,840,338

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
Wellbeing and Recreational Programs $21,746,045 40.2%
Educational & Scholarship Programs $17,126,381 31.7%
Construction Programs $15,171,092 28.1%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.29
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 05/01/2015 94.81
2012-12 04/01/2014 94.95
2011-12 03/01/2013 97.48
2010-12 04/01/2012 97.47
2009-12 12/23/2011 91.53
2009-12 09/20/2011 84.91
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 83.14
2008-12 05/01/2010 90.38
2007-12 06/01/2009 95.50
2006-12 04/01/2008 90.67
2005-12 04/01/2007 90.27
2004-12 10/01/2006 90.35
2003-12 05/01/2005 89.08
2002-12 05/01/2004 86.81
2001-12 04/15/2003 89.45

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

EIN 13-3156445
Name in IRS Master File FRIENDS OF THE ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES
NTEE Code Q12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
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 July, 1983
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, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$1,231,725 1.71% Yitzhak Gershon National Director, CEO

Established in 1981, Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) mission is to offer educational, cultural, recreational, social services programs, and facilities that provide hope, purpose, and life-changing support for the soldiers who protect Israel and Jews worldwide.

The strength of the IDF, which has been guarding the State of Israel since it declared independence in 1948, derives from the selfless determination and great capabilities of the young men and women who form it. At the tender age of 18, most Israelis are drafted into the IDF. They bear the difficult tasks of defending Israel's borders and guaranteeing the safety of its people.

The Israeli government is responsible for training IDF soldiers and providing them with the necessary tools for their service. FIDF is committed to providing these soldiers with love, support, and care in an effort to ease the burden they carry.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (NY) 91.29
Religions for Peace (NY) 86.56
Givat Haviva Educational Foundation (NY) 86.70
Jamestown Foundation (DC) 87.07
The Marshall Legacy Institute (VA) 85.57

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Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (NY) 91.29
Center for International Policy (DC) 93.67
American Jewish Congress (NY) 22.45 0 stars
Ploughshares Fund (CA) 86.88
Friends of Israel Disabled Veterans (NY) 87.40

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Charity Contact Info

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces
60 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10165
tel: (212) 244-3118
fax: (212) 244-3119
EIN: 13-3156445

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Board Leadership

Arthur Stark
Chairman

CEO

Meir Klifi-Amir
National Director and CEO


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