International Fellowship of Christians and Jews of Canada named to Charity Intelligence’s ‘Top 100 Rated in Charities’ in 2021

The Fellowship  |  October 19, 2021

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JERUSALEM The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews of Canada (IFCJ Canada) has been recognized by Charity Intelligence as one of the Top 100 charities in 2021. This is the first time IFCJ Canada has been given this honor. Charities are given this award for their accountability and transparency in the world of philanthropy. IFCJ Canada earned an A on Charity Intelligence’s Results Reporting Grade as well as an overall 5-star rating.

“This is the result of quality work done with integrity by a stellar team,” said Jackie Gotwalt, Executive Director of IFCJ Canada. “I am thankful to work alongside incredible colleagues, whose unwavering commitment, dedication, and collaboration resulted in being recognized with this level of excellence. And I would be remiss to not mention the gratitude that our team has for our Board’s ongoing guidance and support of all that we do.”

“I am so proud of all that this organization has accomplished in its nearly 20 years of existence,” said Yael Eckstein, President of IFCJ Canada. “We’re so grateful to receive this honor, which reflects the hard work and dedication of all of our Canadian staff. We look forward to growing even further and helping as many people as possible along the way.”

Charity Intelligence researches Canadian charities for donors to be informed and give intelligently. Today over 360,000 Canadians use their website as a source for information on Canadian charities. Charity Intelligence aims to assist Canada’s dynamic charitable sector in being more transparent, accountable, and focused on results.

To learn more about this award and view the full list, click here.


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 helping Israel and Jews in need worldwide — and is the largest channel of Christian support for Israel. Founded by Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, The Fellowship now raises more than $120 million per year, mostly from Christians, to assist Israel and the Jewish people. Since its founding, The Fellowship has raised more than $1.8 billion for this work. The organization has offices in Jerusalem, Chicago, Toronto and Seoul. For more information, visit www.ifcj.org.

Yael Eckstein is the President and CEO of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews. In this role, Eckstein oversees all ministry programs and serves as the organization’s international spokesperson. She can be heard on The Fellowship’s daily radio program airing on 1,500 stations worldwide. Before her present duties, Yael served as global executive vice president, senior vice president, and director of program development and ministry outreach. Based in Jerusalem, Yael is a published writer, leading international advocate for persecuted religious minorities, and a respected social services professional. As President and CEO of The Fellowship, she also holds the rare distinction of being a woman leading one of America’s largest religious not-for-profit organizations.

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