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Education : Scholarship and Financial Support (Grantmaking)

American Friends of Yeshivot Bnei Akiva

Collecting and distributing funds to educational institutions in Israel

one star

69.87

350 5th Avenue 59th Floor
New York, NY 10118
tel: (212) 248-0471   Web Site
EIN: 52-6080692

Board Leadership
Alan Wildes
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 69.87 one star
  Financial 73.05 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 67.00 one star
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

American Friends of Yeshivot Bnei Akiva (AFYBA) is the American fund raising arm of Yeshivot Bnei Akiva (YBA) in Israel. YBA, the premier religious Zionist educational movement in Israel, was founded in 1939 by Rav Moshe Zvi Neriah, zt"l, when he opened Israel's first yeshiva high school with 13 students on a hilltop in Kfar Haroeh. Today, YBA has grown into a national movement encompassing 68 schools from the Golan to Eilat, serving more than 23,000 students of all backgrounds. This includes children from low-income homes, new immigrants, and the learning disabled. All of these students graduate from YBA with a profound love of Torah, the Jewish People and the Land of Israel, which they carry with them for the rest of their lives.

American Friends of Yeshivot Bnei Akiva (AFYBA) is the American fund raising arm of Yeshivot Bnei Akiva (YBA) in Israel. YBA, the premier religious Zionist educational movement in Israel, was founded in 1939 by Rav Moshe Zvi Neriah, zt"l, when he opened Israel's first yeshiva high school with 13 students on a hilltop in Kfar Haroeh. Today, YBA has grown into a national movement encompassing 68 schools from the Golan to Eilat, serving more than 23,000 students of all backgrounds. This includes children from low-income homes, new immigrants, and the learning disabled. All of these students graduate from YBA with a profound love of Torah, the Jewish People and the Land of Israel, which they carry with them for the rest of their lives.

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Financial

two stars

73.05

Accountability & Transparency

one star

67.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
78.2%
  Administrative Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.05
  Program Expenses Growth -24.0%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Friends of Yeshivot Bnei Akiva on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Friends of Yeshivot Bnei Akiva on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Friends of Yeshivot Bnei Akiva (NY) 69.87 one star
Fund for Public Schools (NY) 89.86 three stars
Nashville Public Education Foundation (TN) 91.15 four stars
South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Math Foundation (SC) 86.01 three stars
American Friends of The Tel Aviv University (NY) 93.25 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $591,930
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $591,930
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $591,930
   Other Revenue $49
TOTAL REVENUE $591,979
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $446,969
   Administrative Expenses $149,828
   Fundraising Expenses $91,943
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $688,740
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-96,761
   
Net Assets $96,340

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
Funds for Educational Institutions $446,969 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 02/01/2019 69.87 one star
2016-06 02/01/2018 72.03 two stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 78.75 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 76.73 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 80.46 three stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 75.85 two stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 71.74 two stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 72.70 two stars
2010-06 06/01/2012 70.39 two stars
2010-06 12/23/2011 65.17 one star
2009-06 09/20/2011 74.50 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/22/2010 88.01 three stars
2008-06 11/01/2009 73.86 two stars
2007-06 12/01/2008 79.39 two stars
2006-06 10/01/2007 57.82 one star
2005-06 10/01/2006 62.64 one star
2004-06 01/01/2006 80.32 three stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 96.31 four stars
2002-06 10/01/2003 94.10 four stars
2001-06 02/05/2003 93.43 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 52-6080692
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN FRIENDS OF BNEI AKIVA YESHIVAS IN ISRAEL INC
NTEE Code Q99
NTEE Classification International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security 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
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
(911) Foreign organization
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, 1968
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Arthur Alexander President

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American Friends of Yeshivot Bnei Akiva (NY) 69.87 one star
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American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (NY) 95.94 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

American Friends of Yeshivot Bnei Akiva
350 5th Avenue
59th Floor
New York, NY 10118
tel: (212) 248-0471
fax: (212) 248-0473
EIN: 52-6080692

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Board Leadership

Alan Wildes
President

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