International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Named Forbes Top 100 Charity for Third Consecutive Year
January 9, 2024
The Fellowship, Israel’s largest provider of humanitarian aid and lifesaving care, climbs to #82
CHICAGO – For the third consecutive year, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews was named to Forbes’ annual list of America’s 100 largest charities. The Fellowship climbed three spots on this year’s list, to #82. Rankings are based solely on revenue from private contributions.
“2023 was a milestone year for The Fellowship, as we celebrated our 40th anniversary and the millions of people we’ve helped along the way,” said Yael Eckstein, President and CEO of The Fellowship. “It was also a year of unprecedented tragedy for Israel, as the nation endured the devastating October 7 terror attacks by Hamas. Through it all, The Fellowship worked tirelessly to provide basic needs, security, and other emergency support and services to more people than ever. So it is incredibly meaningful to be part of this prestigious list once again.”
In total, The Fellowship helped more than 2 million people in 2023 by providing basic needs and support to more than 1 million people, providing security to 1 million people worldwide, and helping more than 4,000 Jews make aliyah (immigrate to Israel).
The organization also provided $19 million in emergency aid and assistance to hundreds of thousands of Israelis affected by the attacks of October 7. This included the distribution of prepared meals and food boxes to elderly and evacuees, installation of bomb shelters in under-protected areas, providing two fortified vehicles to local security teams, and providing thousands of flak jackets and medical equipment bags for first responders. The Fellowship also provided thousands of vouchers to first responders and families of wounded soldiers, hostages, and the missing.
“Our incredible impact – not only in 2023, but every year – is made possible thanks to the outpouring of love and support for Israel and her people from our hundreds of thousands of donors all over the world, and our amazing Fellowship staff,” Eckstein said. “We are truly blessed to have such an incredible network of supporters who give so selflessly. Their generosity is saving lives every single day.”
In addition to this honor, Eckstein was also named to The Jerusalem Post’s 50 Most Influential Jews list and was named Humanitarian of the Year by the publication.