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America-Israel Friendship League

Building friendship based on common values

three stars

83.93

1430 Broadway Suite 1804
New York, NY 10018
tel: (646) 892-9142   Web Site
EIN: 23-7252135

Board Leadership
Eric J. Gertler
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Wayne L. Firestone
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.93 three stars
  Financial 78.74 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The America-Israel Friendship League (AIFL) is a non-sectarian, non-political organization that strengthens ties between the people of the United States and Israel, bridging distances to reveal the beauty, the humanity, and the modern democratic values that define both nations. With a special grassroots focus, AIFL brings Americans of all creeds and ethnicities to Israel, and Israelis of all creeds to the United States. Our unique Leadership Missions and Global Education programs go beyond the headlines, revealing the human face and the heart of Israel and Her people. The AIFL experience fosters personal connections for which no words or political actions alone can substitute.

The America-Israel Friendship League (AIFL) is a non-sectarian, non-political organization that strengthens ties between the people of the United States and Israel, bridging distances to reveal the beauty, the humanity, and the modern democratic values that define both nations. With a special grassroots focus, AIFL brings Americans of all creeds and ethnicities to Israel, and Israelis of all creeds to the United States. Our unique Leadership Missions and Global Education programs go beyond the headlines, revealing the human face and the heart of Israel and Her people. The AIFL experience fosters personal connections for which no words or political actions alone can substitute.

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Financial

two stars

78.74

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
76.6%
  Administrative Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.39
  Program Expenses Growth -1.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by America-Israel Friendship League on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by America-Israel Friendship League on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
America-Israel Friendship League (NY) 83.93 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $393,704
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $642,960
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,036,664
   Program Service Revenue $585,834
Total Primary Revenue $1,622,498
   Other Revenue $-135,590
TOTAL REVENUE $1,486,908
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,071,063
   Administrative Expenses $151,278
   Fundraising Expenses $145,657
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,367,998
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $118,910
   
Net Assets $561,901

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
Leadership Delegation $557,757 52.1%
Youth Ambassador (YASE) $391,664 36.6%
Public Information/Education $121,642 11.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 07/01/2020 83.93 three stars
2018-12 02/01/2020 83.07 three stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 82.23 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 82.75 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 83.94 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 83.01 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 86.76 three stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 82.81 three stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 76.72 two stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 79.56 two stars
2010-12 12/23/2011 75.95 two stars
2008-12 09/20/2011 71.37 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2008-12 04/01/2010 66.63 one star
2007-12 10/01/2008 80.04 three stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 76.63 two stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 79.93 two stars
2004-12 03/01/2006 83.27 three stars
2003-12 11/01/2004 72.62 two stars
2002-12 01/01/2004 55.90 one star
2001-12 10/15/2002 59.18 one star

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

EIN 23-7252135
Name in IRS Master File AMERICA-ISRAEL FRIENDSHIP LEAGUE INC
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 (59) Other school related 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 August, 1973
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$81,330 5.94% William H. Behrer III Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
America-Israel Friendship League (NY) 83.93 three stars
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Netherland-America Foundation (NY) 97.17 four stars
Ashoka (VA) 88.13 three stars
Global Minnesota (MN) 92.06 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

America-Israel Friendship League
1430 Broadway
Suite 1804
New York, NY 10018
tel: (646) 892-9142
fax: (212) 683-3475
EIN: 23-7252135

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Board Leadership

Eric J. Gertler
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Wayne L. Firestone
Executive Director

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