NEW ISRAEL FUND

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ACTIVITY OR MISSION: THE MISSION OF THE NEW ISRAEL FUND IS TO STRENGTHEN ISRAEL'S DEMOCRACY AND TO PROMOTE FREEDOM, JUSTICE AND EQUALITY FOR ALL ISRAEL'S CITIZENS.

GOVERNANCE

PRINCIPAL OFFICER

DANIEL SOKATCH

CEO, New Israel Fund

Before joining NIF, Daniel served as the Executive Director of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties. Prior to his tenure at the Federation, he was founding Executive Director of the Progressive Jewish Alliance (now Bend the Arc). In recognition of his leadership, Daniel has been named four times to the Forward newspaper’s “Forward 50,” an annual list of the fifty leading Jewish decision-makers and opinion-shapers. He has contributed articles to leading newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, the Forward and Haaretz, and is the author of forthcoming book, Can We Talk About Israel: A Guide to the Curious, Confused, and Conflicted (Bloomsbury, Fall 2021). Daniel holds an MA from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, a JD from Boston College Law School, and a BA from Brandeis University. He is married, is father to two daughters, and resides in San Francisco.

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Board Meeting Minutes. Minutes are taken at each board meeting.

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Committee Meeting Minutes. Minutes are taken at meetings of committees acting on the board’s behalf.

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Internal Review of Form 990. Copy of Form 990 is provided to each board member prior to filing.

THE FORM 990 WAS PREPARED BY THE OUTSIDE ACCOUNTANTS AND REVIEWED BY THE FINANCE AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES. IT WAS THEN SENT TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE BOARD FOR REVIEW PRIOR TO FILING WITH THE IRS.

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Conflict of Interest Policy. The organization has a conflict of interest policy. T
Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest. Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees are required to disclose annually interests that could give rise to conflicts of interest policy. T
Enforcement of Conflict of Interest Policy. The organization regularly and consistently enforces compliance with the conflict of interest policy.

BOARD MEMBERS, OFFICERS, MEMBERS OF GRANTS COMMITTEES AND EXECUTIVE STAFF MEMBERS DISCLOSE IN WRITING ANNUALLY ANY OUTSIDE FINANCIAL INTERESTS OR BUSINESS ARRANGEMENTS WHICH MIGHT INFLUENCE OR APPEAR TO INFLUENCE THEM CARRYING OUT THEIR DUTIES, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT OR INDIRECT INTEREST IN OR ARRANGMENT WITH ANY COMPETITOR, GRANTEE, OUTSIDE PROVIDER OR SUPPLIER OF GOODS OR SERVICES TO THE ORGANIZATION. WHEN CONFLICTS ARE IDENTIFIED, UNLESS APPROVED IN ADVANCE BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, INDIVIDUAL DIRECTORS MAY NOT PARTICIPATE IN ANY TRANSACTION IN WHICH THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF CONFLICT BETWEEN THEIR PERSONAL INTEREST AND THE INTERESTS OF NIF.

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Whistleblower Policy. The organization has a written whistleblower policy.

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Document Retention and Destruction Policy. The organization has a written document retention and destruction policy. T
Process for Setting Salary of Senior Staff, Parts A. and B.:

SENIOR MANAGEMENT REVIEWS BENCHMARKING STUDIES AT THE TIME KEY EMPLOYEES OR OFFICERS OF THE ORGANIZATION ARE HIRED TO DETERMINE IF COMPENSATION IS COMPARABLE TO OTHER LIKE SIZED/SITUATED ORGANIZATIONS. COMPENSATION FOR THE CEO IS REVIEWED ANNUALLY AND APPROVED BY THE BOARD AT THE TIME THE ANNUAL BUDGET IS APPROVED. THE LAST SALARY REVIEW TOOK PLACE IN DECEMBER 2018.

Part A. Process for Setting Salary of Top Management Official. The process for determining compensation of the CEO, Executive Director or other top management official includes a review and approval by independent persons, comparability data and contemporaneous substantiation of the deliberation and decision. T
Part B. Process for Setting Salaries of Senior Employees. The process for determining compensation of senior officials includes a review and approval by independent persons, comparability data and contemporaneous substantiation of the deliberation and decision. T
Disclosure of Documents. Disclose how the organization made governing documents, conflict of interest policy, and financial statements available to the public during the tax year.

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS ARE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC VIA THE NIF WEBSITE AND CHARITY RATING AGENCIES SUCH AS GUIDESTAR. GOVERNING DOCUMENTS AND THE CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

NOTE: Tzedakah, Inc. strongly encourages each organization to make its minutes (with suitable redactions to preserve individual privacy) and all governing documents available to the public on its website. Tzedakah. Inc. considers failure to do so a failure in transparency and views requiring specific requests for documents to be an unnecessary burden on the public in view of the availability of internet websites.

PERSONNEL

SENIOR STAFF COMPENSATION
End of fiscal year Name Title Base salary Comp. from related org. Additional compensation
2019-12-31144,657029,410
The following sources of information helped establish the compensation of the organization’s CEO/Executive Director:
  • Compensation survey or study
  • Approval of the board or compensation committee.
STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS
End of fiscal year Number of board members Number of paid staff Number of volunteers
2019-12-3135669
2018-12-31296238
2017-12-3129669

PLEASE NOTE: This is a profile only of the US charity, NEW ISRAEL FUND. Information on this profile is from the NEW ISRAEL FUND’s Forms 990 filed with the Internal Revenue Service or the organization’s inernet website. A small amount of contact information may be from other sources. Tzedakah, Inc does not verify data provided by the listed charities.

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