Study Examines American Philanthropic Support for Israel

from Market Watch:

A landmark report released today, “Philanthropic Support for Israel’s Nonprofit Organizations by U.S. Donors,” shows that American philanthropic support to nonprofits in Israel continues to rise and that more American philanthropic dollars directed to Israel are being targeted by donors to specific organizations.

The EHL Consulting Group examined the patterns of charitable giving for a representative group of eighty Israel-based nonprofits during the period of 2001-2006 in four discrete sectors: Arts & Culture; Education; Health, Hospitals & Diseases; and Human Services. The sectors are included as several of the ten “traditional” categories established by the Giving USA Foundation and the Center for Philanthropy at Indiana University.

Philanthropic support by Americans for Israel-based nonprofits has represented a significant effort since the founding of the modern State of Israel. Many Israeli nonprofits have created “American Friends” entities that collect and direct dollars to Israeli causes.

Read more here from the Wall Street Journal Digital Network.

The complete report is available for purchase from the EHL Consulting Group.