The Israeli government and Israeli NGOs send aid and assistance to help people in crisis all over the world. Here is a recently published interactive map that shows the extent of this aid. Isra-Aid, Israeli Flying Aid and Tevel B’Tzedek are three PEF approved Israeli NGO amtutot engaged in providing disaster relief and ongoing social, medical and general support […]

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New York Times article showcasing efforts by Israeli Government and NGOs to train and place Israeli Arab Bedouins in high-tech industry highlights ITWorks.  ITWorks won bids to operate a program which trains and helps place Arab graduates in tech companies. According to the ministry, 225 people have been placed at leading software companies like Amdocs and […]

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an update from Emek Medical Center in Afula… which could have been written by any PEF approved hospital in Israel As horrific acts of inhumanity flood the world’s media and politicians on every side of every conflict jostle to boost their ratings, there is one small place – an island of sanity in a world gone mad […]

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Today P.E.F Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. posted its 2014 Financial Statement and Form 990.  These documents can be found at the Reports/Filings page on our web site.

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Herzog Hospital is one of many Israeli hospitals on our approved list and we are proud of Herzog Hospital’s Ethiopian nurse’s aide training program. PEF has been involved with funding this project from its inception and we are gratified that it has been recently featured in the Israeli media. In collaboration with Israel’s Ministry of Industry, Trade and […]

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There was a dramatic increase in the number of newly registered Israeli charities listed with P.E.F. Israel Endowment Funds in the past year.  In the prior year there were 81 amutot which successfully applied and were approved to receive donor advised grants from PEF.  In 2014 this number went up by over 60% to 132 new charities. […]

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The Jewish Daily Forward captures our unique position in Israel philanthropy.
The feature article – overly zealous in critiquing fundraising costs incurred by Friends organizations – get’s it right regarding PEF’s no-nonsense approach.
PEF is the choice for donors who have a pre-existing affinity and want 100% of their donation transferred to an Israeli charity of choice.
writes journalist; Josh Nathan-Kazis:

PEF, in particular, is an enigma: The organization is extraordinarily big, with $69 million in grants made in 2013 — more than all but the largest Jewish federations. Yet it has just five employees and paid its top-compensated employee just $124,000. Largely run by volunteers, PEF is a mega-“friends of” organization that also manages endowed funds for major donors. The group maintains a list of more than 1,000 Israeli charities that it has determined are eligible to receive American donors’ gifts. According to its president, Geoffrey Stern, the group covers its overhead with fees charged to its endowed funds, and doesn’t take any expenses out of regular gifts.

Read more: How To Be a ‘Friend’ and Get a Tax Break in Return The Jewish Daily Forward December 16, 2014

P.E.F. “an enigma” in Israel philanthropy – Jewish Daily Forward

Change of Address

September 22, 2014 — Leave a comment

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL BE CLOSED ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27-28 FOR THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY.   AND DON’T FORGET OUR NEW ADDRESS: P.E.F. Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. 630 THIRD AVENUE, 15TH FLOOR NEW YORK, NY 10017 our phone numbers and email addresses remain the same.

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September 2014 – Today a major charity rating organization issued it’s 2014 report on P.E.F. Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. confirming that PEF meets its 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. PEF is a tax exempt public charity, not a private foundation, under Code 501(c)(3). and has been serving US donors wishing to make recommended grants to Israeli charities since 1922. […]

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Since `Protective Edge` has started all our children are staying at the Achuzat Sara Home instead of going to their families and enjoying their summer vacation, as their families live in the South\Center of Israel and it’s not safe for them to stay there… Unfortunately our budget was not prepared for these expenses and we are in a very difficult position. It costs us $100 per child per day including food, additional psychological help, toys and all of the enrichment activities.

To learn more about Achuzat Sara Children’s Home click here.

To see full grant request click here.

Emergency grant request from Achuzat Sarah children’s home