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International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs (Grantmaking)

American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam

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

94.58

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

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

CEO
Abir Elzowidi
National Office Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.58
  Financial 96.90
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00
This rating was published 10/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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.

Financial

96.90

Accountability & Transparency

93.00

This rating was published 10/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
82.9%
  Administrative Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.13
  Program Expenses Growth 10.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.9%
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) 94.58
German Marshall Fund of the US (DC) 92.73
Abraham Initiatives (NY) 94.06
The Ireland Funds America (MA) 86.12
Armenian Assembly of America (DC) 92.56

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $578,853
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,000
Total Contributions $580,853
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $580,853
   Other Revenue $27,063
TOTAL REVENUE $607,916
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $500,005
   Administrative Expenses $35,774
   Fundraising Expenses $52,518
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $588,297
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $19,619
   
Net Assets $1,011,560

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 $377,903 75.6%
Public Education $122,102 24.4%

Ratings History
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-08 10/01/2021 94.58
2019-08 07/01/2020 93.55
2019-08 06/01/2020 91.87
2018-08 08/01/2019 88.19
2017-08 12/01/2018 83.89
2017-08 07/01/2018 79.34
2016-08 09/01/2017 79.73
2016-08 08/01/2017 79.53
2015-08 06/01/2016 82.53
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 09/01/2015 75.10
2014-08 08/01/2015 74.94
2013-08 09/01/2014 88.31
2012-08 11/01/2013 81.27
2011-08 05/01/2012 86.27
2010-08 09/20/2011 78.72
 
CN 1.0
2010-08 07/01/2011 69.90
2009-08 06/01/2010 70.34
2008-08 09/01/2009 82.37
2007-08 08/01/2008 85.21
2006-08 05/01/2007 96.61

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
$80,000 13.59% Abir Elzowidi National Office Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam (CA) 94.58
National Council on US-Arab Relations (DC) 91.06
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy (DC) 89.07
Zionist Organization of America (NY) 88.92
National Committee on United States-China Relations (NY) 87.28

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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

Gordon Webster & Joan C. Waller
Co-Presidents

CEO

Abir Elzowidi
National Office Director

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