The New Philanthropy: American Jewish Giving to Israeli Organizations

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Show simple item record Fleisch, Eric Sasson, Theodore 2012-04-27T18:59:42Z 2012-04-27T18:59:42Z 2012-04-27
dc.description.abstract The first of its kind, this report draws on Internal Revenue Service documents to describe trends in American Jewish giving to Israeli organizations. Contrary to widespread belief, the authors find that American Jewish giving increased substantially during the past two decades, roughly doubling to just over $2 billion before the great recession. The authors attribute increased giving to improved fundraising practices and growth in the number and variety of organizations fundraising in the United States, from 265 in the late 1980s to 667 in 2010. The largest sums were raised by organizations in the Zionist, welfare, and general education categories, followed by organizations in the medical, religious education, and arts & culture categories. The smallest sums were raised by organizations that support politically charged causes on the left (e.g., democracy, human rights) and right (e.g., West Bank settlements). The authors conclude that trends point to a rapidly diversifying philanthropic field and to ongoing engagement of American Jews with Israel. en_US
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dc.rights (c) 2012 Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies en_US
dc.subject Israel en_US
dc.title The New Philanthropy: American Jewish Giving to Israeli Organizations en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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