EIN 13-1659627

Jewish National Fund

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
287
Year formed
1926
Most recent tax filings
2022-09-01
NTEE code, primary
Description
The Jewish National Fund empowers all generations of Jews to build a prosperous future for the land and people of Israel through its mission. As a nonprofit organization and United Nations NGO, JNF realizes this dream that began in 1901 by providing a unique voice for the Jewish community. Based in New York, NY, JNF works tirelessly towards its cause.
Also known as...
Keren Kayemeth Leisrael
Total revenues
$113,075,602
2022
Total expenses
$105,804,577
2022
Total assets
$481,559,079
2022
Num. employees
287
2022

Program areas at Jewish National Fund

A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION AND UNITED NATIONS NGO (NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION), JEWISH NATIONAL FUND (JNF) GIVES ALL GENERATIONS OF JEWS A UNIQUE VOICE IN BUILDING A PROSPEROUS FUTURE FOR THE LAND AND PEOPLE OF ISRAEL. JNF BEGAN IN 1901 AS A DREAM AND VISION TO REESTABLISH A HOMELAND IN ISRAEL FOR JEWISH PEOPLE EVERYWHERE. JEWS THE WORLD OVER COLLECTED COINS IN ICONIC BLUE BOXES, PURCHASING LAND AND PLANTING TREES UNTIL ULTIMATELY, THEIR DREAM OF A JEWISH HOMELAND WAS A REALITY. JNF STRIVES TO BRING AN ENHANCED QUALITY OF LIFE TO ALL OF ISRAEL'S RESIDENTS AND TRANSLATE THESE ADVANCEMENTS TO THE WORLD BEYOND. JNF IS "GREENING" THE DESERT WITH MILLIONS OF TREES, BUILDING THOUSANDS OF PARKS ACROSS ISRAEL, CREATING QUALITY OF LIFE OPPORTUNITIES IN ISRAEL'S NORTH AND SOUTH FOR NEW GENERATIONS OF ISRAELIS TO CALL HOME, BOLSTERING ISRAEL'S WATER SUPPLY, HELPING DEVELOP INNOVATIVE ARID AGRICULTURE TECHNIQUES, AND EDUCATING BOTH YOUNG AND OLD ABOUT THE FOUNDING AND IMPORTANCE OF ISRAEL AND ZIONISM. IN 2022 JEWISH NATIONAL FUND ENTERED ITS 121ST YEAR AS ONE OF THE WORLD'S OLDEST JEWISH NON-PROFITS AND IS AS RELEVANT TODAY AS THE DAY IT WAS FOUNDED. JNF IS SYNONYMOUS WITH THE BLUE BOX AND PLANTING TREES IN ISRAEL WHILE ITS WORK HAS EVOLVED INTO SEVEN MAJOR PROGRAM AREAS, EACH WITH ITS OWN MAJOR GOALS AND PARTNERSHIPS WITHIN ISRAEL THAT HELP BRING TO REALITY THE PROJECTS THAT ARE MAINLY DONOR-DESIGNATED. CONTINUING ON WORK BEGUN IN 2013, JNF'S ONE BILLION DOLLAR ROADMAP FOR THE NEXT DECADE CAMPAIGN, HAS CREATED GROUND-BREAKING NEW VENTURES FOCUSING ON CONNECTING THE NEXT GENERATION TO ISRAEL, BUILDING COMMUNITIES IN ISRAEL'S FRONTIER REGIONS OF THE NEGEV AND GALILEE, CREATING INFRASTRUCTURE FOR ECOLOGY, SPECIAL NEEDS, HERITAGE PRESERVATION, AND SO MUCH MORE. JNF ENHANCES QUALITY OF LIFE BY BUILDING NEW COMMUNITIES AND BOLSTERING EXISTING ONES. JNF'S BLUEPRINT NEGEV CAMPAIGN IS ATTRACTING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF NEW RESIDENTS TO THE NEGEV DESERT WHILE ITS GO NORTH CAMPAIGN FOCUSES ON THE COMMUNITIES OF NORTHERN ISRAEL. THE ORGANIZATION'S WORK IN COMMUNITY BUILDING INCLUDES THE BE'ER SHEVA RIVER PARK, SDEROT INDOOR RECREATION CENTER, CENTRAL ARAVA MEDICAL CENTER, ESHKOL RESILIENCE CENTER, PROJECT WADI ATTIR, HALUTZA, THE GALILEE CULINARY INSTITUTE BY JNF, A FOOD TECH HUB, AND SO MUCH MORE. JNF IS THE LARGEST PROVIDER OF ZIONIST EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN THE U.S. AND OFFERS A MYRIAD OF WAYS TO CONNECT YOUNG AMERICANS TO ISRAEL. ITS ISRAEL EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY PROGRAMS TAKE PEOPLE FROM BIRTH TO THE BOARDROOM ON THEIR JEWISH AND ZIONIST JOURNIES. THEY START IN KINDERGARTEN AND CONTINUE THROUGH COLLEGE LIFE AND BEYOND, ENGAGING, EDUCATING, AND HELPING STUDENTS FOSTER A GREATER CONNECTION AND COMMITMENT TO THE LAND AND PEOPLE OF ISRAEL. JNF'S ISRAEL CONTINUUM PROGRAMMING INCLUDES THE CAMPUS FELLOWSHIP, CARAVAN FOR DEMOCRACY, ALTERNATIVE BREAK, TAGLIT-BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL, FACULTY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM IN ISRAEL, ALEXANDER MUSS HIGH SCHOOL IN ISRAEL, B'NAI MITZVAH PROJECTS, PLANT YOUR WAY TO ISRAEL, AND GREEN HORIZONS. WITH THE ALEXANDER MUSS HIGH SCHOOL IN ISRAEL (MUSS), WHICH, SINCE 1972, HAS BEEN PIONEERING THE ACADEMIC AND EXPERIENTIAL STUDY OF ISRAEL AND JEWISH HISTORY AT THE HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL, JNF SETS THE GOAL OF FURTHER GROWING AND ENHANCING JEWISH CONTINUITY AND ISRAEL CONNECTIVITY AMONGST YOUTH BY OFFERING SEMESTER ABROAD PROGRAMS TO BETTER ENRICH EACH STUDENT'S KNOWLEDGE BASE AND BETTER PREPARE THEM FOR COLLEGE LIFE. TO DATE, OVER 30,000 STUDENTS HAVE BENEFITED FROM AN EDUCATION AT MUSS AND MANY STUDENTS HAVE RECEIVED A FELLOWSHIP OR GRANT TOWARDS THEIR TUITION. IN 2022, THE SCHOOL CELEBRATED ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY. JNF AND ITS PARTNERS SUPPORT MANY AFFILIATES IN ISRAEL INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: GREEN HORIZONS, HALUTZA COMMUNITIES, HASHOMER HACHADASH, THE ARAVA INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES, THE ARAVA INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR AGRICULTURE TRAINING, SPECIAL IN UNIFORM, MAKOM, NEFESH B'NEFESH, THE SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATON OF ISRAEL'S HERITAGE SITES, THE GUSH ETZION VISITOR CENTER MUSEUM, THE LAUDER EMPLOYMENT CENTER, AND WESTERN GALILEE NOW. JNF'S FUNDRAISING EFFORTS HAVE ALSO SUPPORTED ISRAEL'S FIREFIGHTERS THROUGH THE PROVISION OF FIRETRUCKS AND FIREFIGHTING APERATUS, LIFE-SAVING EQUIPMENT, AND THE BUILDING OF NEW FIRE STATIONS. COMMUNITY BUILDING: - JNF'S HOUSING DEVELOPMENT FUND HAS BEEN INSTRUMENTAL IN CREATING OVER 1,600 HOUSING SITES FOR HOUSING IN 37 COMMUNITIES IN THE NEGEV AND THE GALILEE. - 4,300 ISRAELI STUDENTS TOOK PART IN GREEN HORIZONS' NATURE-FOCUSED ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING MORE THAN 5,000 OVERNIGHT HIKES - 2,500 CHILDREN PLAY EVERY WEEK IN THE NEWLY RENOVATED, BOMB-FORTIFIED SDEROT INDOOR RECREATION CENTER - THE LAUDER EMPLOYMENT CENTER HELPED OVER 2,000 YOUNG JOB SEEKERS IN THE NEGEV. - 250 STUDENTS LIVED AND WORKED IN HASHOMER HACHADASH'S NEW BOARDING SCHOOL NETWORK ADAM V'ADAMA - 250 COMMUNITIES WERE PROVIDED SUPPORT AND COMMUNITY SERVICES THROUGH MAKOM ISRAEL ADVOCACY AND EDUCATION: JNF ENSURES THAT THE NEXT GENERATION WILL DEVELOP A DEEP PERSONAL CONNECTION AND UNDERSTANDING OF ISRAEL TODAY, INSTILLING ZIONISM FROM PRESCHOOL THROUGH COLLEGE, AND BEYOND. - $3 MILLION IN GRANTS WERE AWARDED BY THE BORUCHIN CENTER TO ORGANIZATIONS AND PROGRAMS DRIVING ZIONIST EDUCATION AND JEWISH CONTINUITY - 25,000 STUDENTS, FROM KINDERGARTEN THROUGH COLLEGE AGE, PARTICIPATED IN JNF ZIONIST ACTIVITIES IN U.S. SCHOOLS - 1,500 STUDENTS ATTENDED ALEXANDER MUSS HIGH SCHOOL IN ISRAEL IN 2022, JNF CONTINUED WITH ITS PLANS TO CREATE THE WORLD ZIONIST VILLAGE IN BE'ER SHEVA. THE INITIATIVE WILL CREATE A NEW CONVERSATION ABOUT ISRAEL, ABOUT THE FUTURE OF JEWISH LEADERSHIP, ABOUT THE NEXT 50 YEARS AND BEYOND, WHEREIN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, COLLEGE STUDENTS, POST-GRADUATES, TEACHERS, YOUNG LEADERS, AND OLDER ADULTS ARE ALL PART OF ONE NEW CONVERSATION. WITH THE VISION OF CREATING THIS ECOSYSTEM-THE ONLY ONE OF ITS KIND IN THE WORLD FOR GLOBAL JEWRY OF ALL AGES TO CONVENE AT ONCE OR AT DIFFERENT TIMES ON A SINGLE CAMPUS WITH PROGRAMMING, SHARED SPACES, ACCOMMODATIONS, AND HARNESSING THE POWER OF POSITIVE ISRAEL/JEWISH CONVERSATION, JNF IS BUILDING THIS WORLD-CLASS CAMPUS IN BE'ER SHEVA THAT WILL REVOLUTIONIZE ZIONIST AND JEWISH EDUCATIONAL ENGAGEMENT FOR THE DECADES AHEAD. THE INITIATIVE REPRESENTS ONE OF THE LARGEST PHILANTHROPIC CAPITAL PROJECTS IN ISRAEL'S HISTORY. JNF $100 MILLION BORUCHIN ISRAEL EDUCATION ADVOCACY CENTER EXPERIENCED CONTINUED GROWTH IN 2022 WITH GRANTS AWARDED TO HEROES TO HEROES, ALEXANDER MUSS HIGH SCHOOL IN ISRAEL'S SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM, ISRAEL ON CAMPUS COALITION (ICC), YAVNEH ON CAMPUS, TAMID, MACCABI USA, CARAVAN FOR DEMOCRACY, FACULTY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM IN ISRAEL, AND OTHERS, TO IMPACT THOUSANDS OF JEWS AND NON-JEWS ACROSS NORTH AMERICA. THE FOCUS ON ISRAEL AND ZIONIST EDUCATION PROGRAMMING IS DESIGNED TO BE ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL NEW INITIATIVES IN THE JEWISH WORLD. THE CENTER CONCENTRATES ITS RESOURCES ON ADVOCATING FOR ISRAEL, ISRAEL EDUCATION IN THE DIASPORA, AND COUNTERING THE BDS MOVEMENT, ALL WITH THE GOAL OF STRENGTHENING THE CONNECTION OF ALL AMERICANS, NOW AND IN THE FUTURE, TO THE LAND AND PEOPLE OF ISRAEL. WATER SOLUTIONS: JNF HAS BOLSTERED ISRAEL'S WATER ECONOMY BY DEVELOPING ALTERNATIVE WATER SOURCES, SAVING THE ECONOMY MILLIONS, ADVANCING ISRAELI AGRICULTURE, AND IMPROVING WATER QUALITY. JNF HAS BUILT OVER 250 RESERVOIRS AND IS CONTINUING TO FUNDRAISE FOR ADDITIONAL RESERVOIRS AT A COST OF $200 MILLION. RAISING THE AMOUNT OF RECYCLED WATER IN ISRAEL TO OVER 90%, JNF IS NOW FOCUSING ON RIVER REHABILITATION, EDUCATION, WATER PURIFICATION AND RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT. FOCUS AREAS INCLUDE RECYCLED WATER RESERVOIRS, RIVER REHABILITATION, RAINWATER HARVESTING PROGRAM AND CONSTRUCTED WETLANDS. JNF-SUPPORTED WATER RECYCLING PROJECTS CONTINUE IN THE BEDOUIN VILLAGES OF WADI ATTIR AND UM BATIN. GREEN HORIZONS ALSO HAS OVER 64 SCHOOLS WHICH UTILIZE ITS RAINWATER HARVESTING PROJECTS TO EDUCATE STUDENTS ABOUT WATER SHORTAGES AND SOLUTIONS IN ISRAEL. DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL NEEDS: AS PART OF ITS FOCUS ON IMPROVING QUALITY OF LIFE IN ISRAEL, JNF IS DEDICATED TO ENSURING THAT NO MEMBER OF ISRAELI SOCIETY IS LEFT BEHIND. THROUGH A VARIETY OF INITIATIVES, JNF SUPPORTS CUTTING-EDGE REHABILITATIVE SERVICES, SPECIAL EDUCATION, AND MEDICAL CARE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND MAKES ISRAEL'S PARKS, NATURE TRAILS, AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES INCLUSIVE FOR VISITORS OF ALL ABILITY LEVELS. IN 2022, JNF CONTINUED TO PROVIDE SERVICES TO CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH ITS AFFILIATES INCLUDING ADI NEGEV-NAHALAT ERAN, LOTEM-MAKING ISRAEL ACCESSIBLE, RED MOUNTAIN THERAPEUTIC RIDING CENTER AT KIBBUTZ GROFIT, AND SPECIAL IN UNIFORM. In 2022, JNF CELEBRATED THE GRAND OPENING OF A REHABILITATION MEDICAL CENTER IN THE NEGEV, MAKING REHABILITATIVE THERAPIES ACCESSIBLE TO RESIDENTS IN THE AREA. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS: - 43,000 OUTPATIENT REHABILITATION TREATMENTS WERE PROVIDED AT ADI NEGEV-NAHALAT ERAN - 10,000 CUMULATIVE

Grants made by Jewish National Fund

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Alexander Muss High School in Israel$2,125,727
Israel on Campus Coalition$850,000
Central Fund of Israel$514,500
...and 141 more grants made totalling $9,932,513

Who funds Jewish National Fund

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
Harvey & Gloria Kaylie FoundationAdi Negev Hospital$7,000,000
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$3,311,323
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$3,311,323
...and 522 more grants received totalling $32,910,538

Personnel at Jewish National Fund

NameTitleCompensation
Russell RobinsonChief Executive Officer$794,697
Efrat GilmanChief Operating Officer
Mitchel RosenzweigChief Financial Officer$360,520
Jodi BodnerChief Marketing Officer
Stephen BachChief Administrative Officer$291,612
...and 12 more key personnel

Financials for Jewish National Fund

RevenuesFYE 09/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$110,765,057
Program services$786,946
Investment income and dividends$10,498,988
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$342,107
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-12,252,049
Net income from fundraising events$2,881,281
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$53,272
Total revenues$113,075,602

Form 990s for Jewish National Fund

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-092023-06-02990View PDF
2021-092022-05-26990View PDF
2020-092021-06-01990View PDF
2019-092020-12-23990View PDF
2018-092019-12-06990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s
Data update history
May 17, 2024
Received grants
Identified 5 new grant, including a grant for $101,065 from United Jewish Foundation
February 3, 2024
Received grants
Identified 145 new grant, including a grant for $7,000,000 from Harvey & Gloria Kaylie Foundation
October 26, 2023
Received grants
Identified 59 new grant, including a grant for $300,000 from Jewish Federation of Greater Houston
August 19, 2023
Received grants
Identified 345 new grant, including a grant for $3,074,684 from Oregon Jewish Community Foundation (OJCF)
August 14, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsCharities
Issues
ReligionForeign affairsInternational development
Characteristics
ReligiousJewishOperates donor advised fundsProvides grantsFundraising eventsPeer-to-peer fundraisingOperates internationallyNational levelEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringProvides scholarshipsGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
Address
42 E 69th St
New York, NY 10021
Metro area
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
County
New York County, NY
Website URL
jnf.org/ 
Phone
(212) 879-9300
Facebook page
jewishnationalfund 
Twitter profile
@jnfusa 
IRS details
EIN
13-1659627
Fiscal year end
September
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
1926
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
X30: Jewish
NAICS code, primary
813312: Environment, Conservation, and Wildlife Organizations
Parent/child status
Independent
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