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WIZO USA - Women's International Zionist Organization

Doing What Matters

aka WIZO USA   |   New York, NY   |  http://www.wizousa.org
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WIZO USA - Women's International Zionist Organization

EIN: 13-3041381


Mission

WIZO, founded in 1920, is an international organization of volunteers working to improve the lives of women, children, and the elderly living in Israel. WIZO's members work to support over 800 WIZO programs in Israel, including child care centers, schools, shelters for battered women and girls in distress, and services for the elderly. Since 1959, WIZO is recognized by the United Nations as a non-governmental organization with consultative status at the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF). WIZO USA, established in 1982, is dedicated to the advancement of the status of women, the education and welfare of children, the care of the elderly, and the protection of the most vulnerable members of Israeli society.

Ruling year info

1980

WIZO USA Co-President

Ms. Ruth Benoliel

WIZO USA Co-President

Mireille Manocherian

Main address

950 Third Avenue #2803

New York, NY 10022 USA

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EIN

13-3041381

Subject area info

Education services

Judaism

Child care

Youth services

International development

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

NTEE code info

Child Day Care (P33)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

WIZO strives to changes the lives of women, children and youth in Israel every day. Through WIZO’s extensive network of projects and programs in Israel, WIZO embraces, educates and empowers the citizens of Israel. WIZO champion's women’s rights through social efforts targeting target women living with violence, single mothers and teenage girls at risk all while developing young vibrant social women leaders. WIZO remains dedicated to Israel’s next generation and their parents by providing excellent childcare and top education to babies and toddlers with a special emphasis on changing the difficult circumstances of children at risk. WIZO’s educational frameworks provide the very best education, individual attention, and full support of WIZO for every child and teen in our care.

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?

WIZO

WIZO seeks to react to the challenges of every period of life, to reach out and respond to social needs, to take care of those in distress, to focus on children and adults, to lend a hand to new immigrants and to protect those at risk--thereby ensuring a better society for all.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations 2022

Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations 2023

American Zionist Movement 2022

American Zionist Movment 2023

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People of Middle Eastern descent, Jewish people, Women and girls, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

WIZO

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Grants sent to WIZO Israel for programs providing education and social services for Israels most vulnerable citizens, and promoting an equal society for all.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

The Women's International Zionist Organization (WIZO) is a non-party/ apolitical international movement dedicated to the advancement of the status of women, welfare for all sectors of Israeli society, and encouragement of Jewish education in Israel and in the Diaspora.

Our goals are to provide for the welfare of infants, children, youth, women and the elderly, to advance the status of women in Israel, to strengthen the bond between world Jewry and the State of Israel, and to support the absorption of new immigrants.

Our strategies for meeting our goals include carrying out major annual fundraising events, which raise the funds necessary to meet the financial requirements of our projects and programs in Israel. Once we are sure that those quota needs are met, we employ different fundraising techniques to provide additional funding. One example of this is our B'nai Mitzvah campaign, which allows Bat or Bar Mitzvah aged children to choose a project or program that requires funding, and dedicate the gifts from her or his Bat/Bar Mitzvah to that project or program. Recently, a B'Nai Mitzvah participant raised the funds to build a Dance Studio in WIZO's Nachlat Yehuda Youth Village. Other strategies include providing support to all national and international chapters- sharing successes and fundraising tools and initiatives.

Our capabilities include dedicated members who serve on our board of directors, and who actively direct the mission of WIZO and the implementation of our programs. The board selects dedicated administrative professionals to work on fundraising, including organizing the extensive charity-raising opportunities available to WIZO. WIZO USA has numerous chapters which chapters thrive in cities with both strong economies, and strong Jewish leaders. With successful chapters and subchapters in New York, Florida, and California, WIZO USA has proven its capacity by not only meeting fundraising goals, but by consistently exceeding those goals, particularly in times of emergency or pressing need.

WIZO USA is extremely proud of its accomplishments, and as referred to above, our board both tracks our accomplishments, and addresses the fundraising requirements for additional programs consistent with our mission. Of course, more can always be done, and we are never able to fund as many programs as we would like to. For that reason, we work hard to attract funds and satisfy our donor base that their generous contributions are being carefully used for the purposes that form the basis of their donations.

We are proud to be at the forefront of social welfare issues in Israel, and we aim to accomplish more by continuing to focus on this mission.

Financials

WIZO USA - Women's International Zionist Organization
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

64.14

Average of 153.44 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

12.9

Average of 14.5 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

21%

Average of 19% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

WIZO USA - Women's International Zionist Organization

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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WIZO USA - Women's International Zionist Organization

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of WIZO USA - Women's International Zionist Organization’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Business model indicators

Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $3,539,527 -$417,447 -$331,767 -$1,380,220 $1,522,869
As % of expenses 45.7% -6.8% -5.8% -22.8% 24.9%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $3,534,824 -$417,447 -$351,003 -$1,401,048 $1,501,944
As % of expenses 45.7% -6.8% -6.1% -23.1% 24.5%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $11,505,373 $5,818,734 $4,258,972 $4,873,974 $8,135,442
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.1% -49.4% -26.8% 14.4% 66.9%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.1% 0.4% 0.1% 0.4% 0.5%
Investment income 3.3% 8.1% 6.9% 4.1% 2.9%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.4% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 96.0% 91.7% 94.5% 93.2% 96.8%
Other revenue 0.6% -0.1% -1.4% -0.1% -0.2%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $7,737,918 $6,176,563 $5,714,342 $6,050,180 $6,121,484
Total expenses, % change over prior year 45.6% -20.2% -7.5% 5.9% 1.2%
Personnel 7.8% 10.9% 11.3% 10.0% 12.6%
Professional fees 0.3% 2.0% 3.2% 3.1% 3.7%
Occupancy 1.3% 1.3% 0.8% 0.8% 1.7%
Interest 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 73.1% 63.8% 71.3% 74.4% 61.2%
All other expenses 17.4% 21.9% 13.5% 11.7% 20.8%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $7,742,621 $6,176,563 $5,733,578 $6,071,008 $6,142,409
One month of savings $644,827 $514,714 $476,195 $504,182 $510,124
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $117,000 $0
Fixed asset additions $67,373 $167,086 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $8,454,821 $6,858,363 $6,209,773 $6,692,190 $6,652,533

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 6.9 3.9 2.8 15.1 12.9
Months of cash and investments 26.4 31.9 32.8 25.5 26.2
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 15.1 17.8 20.3 16.4 19.2
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $4,480,195 $2,020,392 $1,320,433 $7,603,014 $6,602,364
Investments $12,553,838 $14,373,887 $14,315,139 $5,265,280 $6,777,320
Receivables $489,988 $356,813 $336,254 $932,211 $1,560,763
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $242,380 $414,474 $392,738 $394,474 $394,474
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 54.6% 33.1% 31.5% 36.6% 41.9%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.2% 1.4% 1.7% 1.2% 1.4%
Unrestricted net assets $9,867,297 $9,449,850 $9,940,827 $8,539,779 $10,041,723
Temporarily restricted net assets $7,946,185 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $7,946,185 $7,740,291 $6,136,600 $5,382,996 $4,957,560
Total net assets $17,813,482 $17,190,141 $16,077,427 $13,922,775 $14,999,283

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

WIZO USA Co-President

Ms. Ruth Benoliel

WIZO USA Co-President

Mireille Manocherian

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

WIZO USA - Women's International Zionist Organization

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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WIZO USA - Women's International Zionist Organization

Board of directors
as of 01/17/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board co-chair

Mireille Manocherian

WIZO USA


Board co-chair

Ruth Benoliel

WIZO USA

Term: 2022 -

Judit Groisman

WIZO FL

Mireille Manocherian

WIZO NY

Mercedes Ivcher

WIZO FL

Evelyn Sommer

WIZO NY

Jana Falic

WIZO FL

Gail Perl

WIZO NY

Marci Waterman

WIZO NY

Ruth Benoliel

WIZO FL

Rosita Retelny

WIZO FL

Mira Sofer

WIZO NY

Lillian Tabacinic

WIZO FL

Brenda Abuaf

WIZO NY

Lisa Ohebshalom

WIZO NY

Gina Raphael

WIZO CA

Goldy Retchkiman

WIZO FL

Rinat Newman

WIZO CA

Stephanie Esquenazi

WIZO FL

Tali Damaghi

WIZO NY

Michele Fine

WIZO NY

Yvette Woldenberg

WIZO FL

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/31/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/05/2023

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.