International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Ranked Among Top Nonprofits Nationwide
The Chronicle of Philanthropy includes the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews among top 400 nonprofits nationwide
Chicago, October 31, 2016
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.
About The Fellowship:
The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) was founded in 1983 to promote better understanding and cooperation between Christians and Jews, and build broad support for Israel. Today it is one of the leading forces in helping Israel and Jews in need worldwide – and is the largest channel of Christian support for Israel. Led by its founder and president, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, The Fellowship now raises more than $140 million per year, mostly from Christians, to assist Israel and the Jewish people. Since its founding, The Fellowship has raised more than $1.3 billion for this work. The organization has offices in Jerusalem, Chicago, Miami, Toronto, Seoul, and Sao Paulo. For more information, visit www.ifcj.org.
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