EIN 46-0774311

AMCHA Initiative

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
2
Year formed
2012
Most recent tax filings
2023-06-01
Description
AMCHA Initiative investigates, documents, and reports incidents of anti-Semitism in American institutions of higher education. It educates the Jewish community and other members of the public about such incidents. Its advocacy efforts rely on two major groundbreaking reports that were released after investigative research. The first report, A Looming Crisis for the American Jewish Community: Campus Antisemitism and the Assault on Jewish Identity, revealed a pervasive climate of hostility towards Jews on many college campuses.
Total revenues
$364,872
2023
Total expenses
$326,301
2023
Total assets
$341,682
2023
Num. employees
2
2023

Program areas at AMCHA Initiative

INVESTIGATING: release of two major groundbreaking reports, whose research is foundational for AMCHAs advocacy efforts. The first, A Looming Crisis for the American Jewish Community: Campus Antisemitism and the Assault on Jewish Identity, unearthed a pervasive and relentless assault on Jewish students identity, finding a staggering doubling of such threats at 60% of schools most popular with Jewish students. AMCHA's second report, Falling Through the Cracks: How School Policies Deny Jewish Students Equal Protection from Campus Antisemitism, revealed how school policies fail to address the predominant vehicle for antisemitism on campuses today (i.e., anti-Zionist-motivated harassment), leaving Jewish students vulnerable and endangered. Both reports were widely cited and received high praise in the Jewish press.DOCUMENTING: Crucial, on-going, real-time documentation in our publicly accessible database of antisemitic incidents on over 400 U.S. campuses, which saw enormous increases during this grant period;EDUCATING: disseminating AMCHA's important information analyses and approaches to combatting campus antisemitism and rally support for AMCHA's efforts through hundreds of articles and interviews in dozens of outlets and on social media, numerous targeted op-eds, and 13 bulletins;COMBATING: sustained grassroots, coalitions and media campaigns that advanced AMCHAs three core advocacy initiatives: 1) Combatting the adoption of antisemitic ethnic studies curricula in California high schools seeking to implement the state-mandated ethnic studies graduation requirement; 2)Combatting the implementation of academic boycotts of Israel on U.S. campuses; and 3) Efforts to ensure all public and private colleges and universities adopt policies that afford equal and adequate protection for Jewish and Zionist students on their campus.

Who funds AMCHA Initiative

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$76,584
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$76,584
David & Janet Polak FoundationGeneral & Unrestricted$20,000
...and 8 more grants received

Personnel at AMCHA Initiative

NameTitleCompensation
Leila BeckwithVice President$0
Ilan BenjaminTreasurer$0
Richard CravattsSecretary$0
Tammi Rossman-BenjaminPresident$85,000

Financials for AMCHA Initiative

RevenuesFYE 06/2023
Total grants, contributions, etc.$364,855
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$17
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$364,872

Form 990s for AMCHA Initiative

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2023-062023-10-09990View PDF
2022-062022-10-28990View PDF
2021-062021-10-28990View PDF
2020-062020-12-22990View PDF
2019-062019-12-20990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s
Data update history
December 2, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2023
November 27, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
November 27, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $1,000 from Ben and Esther Rosenbloom Foundation
August 19, 2023
Received grants
Identified 6 new grant, including a grant for $20,000 from California Community Foundation
July 30, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsHuman rights organizationsCivil rights and social justice organizationsCharities
Issues
EducationHuman rights
Characteristics
JewishReligiousPolitical advocacyState / local levelTax deductible donations
General information
Address
227 Dickens Way
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Metro area
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA
County
Santa Cruz County, CA
Website URL
amchainitiative.org/ 
Phone
(831) 600-8639
IRS details
EIN
46-0774311
Fiscal year end
June
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
2012
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
R60: Civil Liberties Advocacy
NAICS code, primary
813311: Human Rights Organizations
Parent/child status
Independent
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