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American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam

Peace is a Place! The "Oasis of Peace" inspires hope. It demonstrates people can live together.

four stars

93.55

229 North Central Avenue #401
Glendale, CA 91203
tel: (818) 662-8883   Web Site
EIN: 13-3441742

Board Leadership
Rev. Gordon Webster & Joan C. Waller
Co-Presidents

CEO
Abir Elzowidi
Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.55 four stars
  Financial 90.89 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam (American Friends of NSWAS) encourages, supports and publicizes the projects of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam, the Oasis of Peace. For more than thirty years, Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam has been dedicated to dialogue, cooperation and a genuine and durable peace between Arabs and Jews, Palestinians and Israelis. Jewish and Palestinian citizens of Israel have chosen to live and work together as equals in this community to promote trust, understanding and mutual respect well beyond its own borders. At Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam, the bilingual, binational, multicultural Primary School, the School for Peace, the Pluralistic Spiritual Center, and other projects, serve the village and beyond reaching thousands of Jewish and Palestinian youth and adults.

The American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam (American Friends of NSWAS) encourages, supports and publicizes the projects of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam, the Oasis of Peace. For more than thirty years, Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam has been dedicated to dialogue, cooperation and a genuine and durable peace between Arabs and Jews, Palestinians and Israelis. Jewish and Palestinian citizens of Israel have chosen to live and work together as equals in this community to promote trust, understanding and mutual respect well beyond its own borders. At Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam, the bilingual, binational, multicultural Primary School, the School for Peace, the Pluralistic Spiritual Center, and other projects, serve the village and beyond reaching thousands of Jewish and Palestinian youth and adults.

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Financial

four stars

90.89

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
79.8%
  Administrative Expenses 11.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.09
  Program Expenses Growth 2.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam (CA) 93.55 four stars
Zionist Organization of America (NY) 89.39 three stars
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs (IL) 91.64 four stars
National Council on US-Arab Relations (DC) 91.27 four stars
StandWithUs (CA) 91.07 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $634,885
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $634,885
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $634,885
   Other Revenue $35,127
TOTAL REVENUE $670,012
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $496,424
   Administrative Expenses $46,205
   Fundraising Expenses $48,506
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $591,135
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $78,877
   
Net Assets $955,899

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
Funding Grants for Projects $373,900 75.3%
Public Education $122,524 24.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-08 07/01/2020 93.55 four stars
2019-08 06/01/2020 91.87 four stars
2018-08 08/01/2019 88.19 three stars
2017-08 12/01/2018 83.89 three stars
2017-08 07/01/2018 79.34 two stars
2016-08 09/01/2017 79.73 two stars
2016-08 08/01/2017 79.53 two stars
2015-08 06/01/2016 82.53 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 09/01/2015 75.10 two stars
2014-08 08/01/2015 74.94 two stars
2013-08 09/01/2014 88.31 three stars
2012-08 11/01/2013 81.27 three stars
2011-08 05/01/2012 86.27 three stars
2010-08 09/20/2011 78.72 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-08 07/01/2011 69.90 one star
2009-08 06/01/2010 70.34 two stars
2008-08 09/01/2009 82.37 three stars
2007-08 08/01/2008 85.21 three stars
2006-08 05/01/2007 96.61 four stars
2005-08 06/01/2006 85.67 three 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 13-3441742
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN FRIENDS OF NEVE SHALOM-WAHAT AL-SALAM
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (41) Student loans
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 January, 1988
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • August, 2018
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$76,000 12.85% Abir Elzowidi National Office Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam (CA) 93.55 four stars
Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (MA) 92.33 four stars
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs (IL) 91.64 four stars
StandWithUs (CA) 91.07 four stars
Los Angeles World Affairs Council (CA) 85.72 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam
229 North Central Avenue
#401
Glendale, CA 91203
tel: (818) 662-8883
fax: (818) 465-9498
EIN: 13-3441742

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Board Leadership

Rev. Gordon Webster & Joan C. Waller
Co-Presidents

CEO

Abir Elzowidi
Director

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