The Fellowship continues its mission of not only providing for Israel and Jewish people worldwide, but of building bridges between Christians and Jews. These goals are only possible with the help of our faithful friends. Jewocity reports on the success of this mission of care and giving - so successful that The Chronicle of Philanthropy has placed The Fellowship in its top 400 nonprofit organizations in the United States:
The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) is ranked among the top 400 charitable organizations of more than 1.5 million nonprofits in the United States, according to a just-released annual survey by the leading publication covering philanthropy.
The Washington, D.C.-based Chronicle of Philanthropy last week issued its annual “Philanthropy 400” survey, which included The Fellowship for the 15th consecutive year. The Fellowship, which raised $132.8 million in 2015, was ranked 207th among the top 400 charities nationwide. The annual survey measures the top nonprofits based on money they raise from individuals, foundations, and corporations.
“We are incredibly proud to be included among the world’s top charitable organizations that are making a huge difference in people’s lives,” said Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, The Fellowship’s founder and president. “This inspires us to do even more to build bridges between Christians and Jews worldwide in support of Israel and the Jewish people.”
The Fellowship’s ranking in the Chronicle survey has climbed dramatically since the organization was first listed at 367 in 2001. Over this period, The Fellowship’s donations have more than tripled, from $39.7 million in its first year on the list to nearly $133 million last year. At the same time, The Fellowship’s fundraising expenses have remained steady at 17 cents per dollar.
This is the second time in recent weeks that The Fellowship has been recognized by a media outlet. The Jerusalem Post issued its annual list of “50 Most Influential Jews” before the Jewish New Year in October, placing Eckstein at 23 among the world’s most important Jewish leaders.
“The social assistance Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein and the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews provide can be seen in all sectors of Israeli society and in Jewish communities around the world,” the Post said.