IsraAID (US) Global Humanitarian Assistance, Inc.

From Crisis to Sustainability

aka IsraAID US   |   Palo Alto, CA   |  www.israaid.org

Mission

IsraAID supports people affected by humanitarian crisis. We partner with local communities around the world to provide urgent aid, assist recovery, and reduce the risk of future disasters.

Ruling year info

2013

Executive Director

Mr. Seth Davis

Main address

PO Box 61227

Palo Alto, CA 94306 USA

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EIN

46-2118225

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (M12)

Management & Technical Assistance (F02)

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Our programs

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Refugees & Displacement

The global displacement crisis is among the world’s most pressing ongoing humanitarian emergencies. 70.8 million people are currently living through forced displacement. 25.9 million of them are refugees — people who have crossed a border seeking safety — and 3.5 million are asylum seekers.
Around the world, IsraAID creates spaces for refugees and Internally Displaced People (IDPs) of all ages and backgrounds to gain the skills and resilience to build a stable life.
In 2018, IsraAID focused on refugee and displaced communities in Germany, Greece, Kenya, South Sudan, Uganda and Colombia.

Population(s) Served

IsraAID has put disaster risk reduction (DRR) - the process of strengthening community resilience to mitigate against the risks of future disasters - at the heart of its programming.
It might seem paradoxical, but the best time to work on DRR is often right after an emergency has hit, when the possibility that it could happen again feels all too real.
In places like Dominica, Puerto Rico, and Mexico, where IsraAID launched emergency responses in 2017, the need to focus on community resilience was clear. But IsraAID’s teams also had to think strategically about the best way to work with affected communities to develop plans for the next emergency.
“The fundamental essence of resilience is community. Social cohesion is what people need in times of crisis. It’s easy to bring medical supplies and relief, but the long-term goal of staying in the country and equipping local partners and people is what IsraAID is committed to.”

Population(s) Served

Emergency response has always been the core of IsraAID’s work. Since 2001, the organization has honed its expertise, responding to disasters, epidemics and post-conflict situations in every corner of the world. IsraAID’s teams are specialists in providing emergency medical care, post-trauma mental health support, essential relief items, and water, sanitation and hygiene solutions. Each response is implemented with local partners, according to the needs of affected communities.

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Our results

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Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This includes briefings and trainings on humanitarian relief, international development and disaster response topics by our experts.

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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The Corporation has been organized to operate exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, including, but not limited to,
1. Responding to disasters resulting from war, natural disaster, acute poverty and massive displacement, and supporting affected communities as they deal with a state of emergency and the transition to sustainable living;
2. Preparing for such response efforts by identifying, recruiting and organizing volunteers, experts and resources;
3. Supporting disaster relief programs implemented by IsraAID Israel, an organization exempt from taxation under the laws of Israel;
4. Promoting and facilitating cooperation between international, Israeli, and North American organizations and individuals for international disaster relief efforts;
5. Educating the public on global humanitarian issues; and
6. Engaging in fundraising to support the above activities of the organization.

IsraAID US aligns itself with the global strategic plans of IsraAID Israel, supports its activities around the world, and maintains constant communication to ensure maximum efficiency and transparency in its operations.

IsraAID US includes a team of experienced professionals, strong board of directors, a devoted advisory board and a growing network of supporters and stakeholders across the United States.

IsraAID U.S. builds vital bridges, engaging communities, young people and professionals across the country with IsraAID’s humanitarian mission. After the first U.S. office was opened in the Bay Area in 2017, 2018 year saw incredible growth for IsraAID U.S., as the team doubled in size and new foundations were laid from coast-to-coast, including offices in Los Angeles and New York.

IsraAID Humanitarian Professionals Network (IHPN)
IHPN was first launched in Los Angeles and has since expanded to the Bay Area, with further locations planned for the future. IHPN members receive exclusive briefings and trainings on humanitarian aid, international development, and disaster relief from IsraAID’s expert practitioners. Members of this active network include medical, dental, and mental health professionals, engineers, photographers, interior designers, educators and more. This year, IHPN professionals were deployed to IsraAID’s field programs in Kenya, Mexico & Greece.

IsraAID Humanitarian Fellowship
In 2018, IsraAID launched its second ever Humanitarian Fellowship program, with 14 college students chosen for selective summer placements in IsraAID’s field programs around the world. By gaining first-hand experience of humanitarian aid work, fellows expanded their horizons, learnt about IsraAID’s global programs, and took a first step towards a future career in international development and disaster relief. Upon return to their campuses across the United States, the fellows became IsraAID Student Ambassadors, raising awareness of IsraAID’s work and global humanitarian issues at their universities.

Education Programs
IsraAID engages students with issues of social justice and humanitarian aid through innovative, participatory educational programs. First launched in middle and high schools in the Bay Area, programs include ‘Emergency Response: Addressing Global Conflicts’, where young people simulate their own disaster relief program and learn about global humanitarian issues, and a board game, ‘Refugees: Fleeing Global Conflict’, which deepens understanding of the global refugee crisis and fosters empathy for the refugee experience.
IsraAID also facilitates teen social justice projects, supporting young people as they raise funds for our humanitarian work around the world.

Outreach & Awareness
IsraAID U.S. works to strengthen IsraAID’s visibility and exposure across the country, speaking to a wide range of audiences, attending high-profile conferences, and reaching into the heart of communities through photo exhibitions that provide a unique look at IsraAID’s work. Across the country, communities are coming together to ‘Adopt-a-Program’, supporting a specific IsraAID mission, and host speakers from the IsraAID Speakers Bureau.

Financials

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IsraAID (US) Global Humanitarian Assistance, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 1/10/2020
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Board chair

Mrs. Sherry Weinman

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No