Charity Report – B’nai B’rith International –

Posted By on January 31, 2017

B'nai B'rith International meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.

Year, State Incorporated

1936, District of Columbia

Stated Purpose

"to unite persons of the Jewish faith and to enhance Jewish identity through strengthening Jewish family life and the education and training of youth, broad-based services for the benefit of senior citizens, and advocacy and action on behalf of Jews throughout the world."

BBI operates 3 centers aimed at strengthening and advocating on behalf of the Jewish community. Through its Center for Human Rights and Public Policy (CHRPP), BBI brings a Jewish voice to international and domestic policy and in defense of Israel. In the United States, CHRPP coordinates the organizations advocacy for the safety, security, and rights of the Jewish people and the State of Israel. In Latin America, it works to build tolerance and to promote social justice. BBI strives to fight against all forms of racism and discrimination, including anti-Semitism. Furthermore, BBIs CHRPP is an advocate for Holocaust restitution in Central and Eastern Europe. BBIs Center for Senior Services (CSS) provides housing and information on aging as well as advocacy and national leadership on issues affecting Jewish seniors. The organization reports being the largest national Jewish sponsor of senior housing in the United States and that it operates more than 50 fixed-income housing facilities worldwide. Through its Center for Community Action (CCA), BBI serves local communities, provides food and clothing, and aids victims of disasters.

Chief Executive

Daniel S. Mariaschin, Executive Vice President



Chair of the Board

Gary P. Saltzman

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Board Size


Paid Staff Size


Method(s) Used:

Direct mail, telemarketing, special events, print advertisements, grant proposals, Internet appeals, planned giving, cause-related marketing and membership appeals.

Fund raising costs were 30% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $6,554,000, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)

BBI incurred joint costs of $26,172 for informational materials and activities that included fund raising materials. Of those costs $9,815 was allocated to program expenses, $8,724 was allocated to fund raising expenses, and $8,173 was allocated to administrative expenses.

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.

The following information is based on BBI's audited financial statements - consolidated - for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014.

Note: For the year ended June 30, 2014, BBI reported in-kind medical supplies of $1,194,000.

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