IsraAID (US) Global Humanitarian Assistance, Inc.

Future First

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

Mission

IsraAID (Global) is a non-governmental, international humanitarian aid organization based in Tel Aviv, Israel. Its mission is to support people affected by humanitarian crisis including natural disasters, post-conflict situations, and health epidemics. IsraAID partners with local communities around the world to provide urgent aid, assist in recovery, and build a more resilient future. Since its founding in 2001, IsraAID has worked in emergency and long-term development settings in 55 countries. IsraAID (US) Global Humanitarian Assistance, Inc. is an independent US 501(c)3 non-profit that works closely with IsraAID to raise awareness and resources for IsraAID’s global missions and engages US communities with IsraAID’s vital humanitarian efforts around the world.

Ruling year info

2013

Interim Executive Director

Ms. Sarith Honigstein

Main address

PO Box 61227

Palo Alto, CA 94306 USA

Show more contact info

EIN

46-2118225

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (M12)

Management & Technical Assistance (F02)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2020, 2019 and 2018.
Register now

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

This profile needs more info.

If it is your nonprofit, add a problem overview.

Login and update

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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
Immigrants and migrants
Children and youth

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
Adults

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.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of training workshops

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

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

Number of public events held to further mission

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

IsraAID’s mission is to support people affected by humanitarian crises such as natural disasters, post-conflict situations, and health epidemics. IsraAID partners with local communities around the world to provide urgent aid, assist recovery, and build a more resilient future.
Since commencing operations in 2017, IsraAID (US) Global Humanitarian Assistance, Inc. has raised resources to sustain IsraAID’s expanding and urgent export of technologies, resources, and long-developed professional expertise to peoples struck by global disaster in every corner of the world.

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 Global, 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 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

IsraAID (US) Global Humanitarian Assistance, Inc.
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

IsraAID (US) Global Humanitarian Assistance, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 01/09/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Sherry A. Weinman

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/13/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data