Each year, the American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam contributes to the educational programs of the Oasis of Peace.
Money sent from the United States represents about one third of the money received by the Primary School. Through the USAID, the American Friends has also been able to raise major funding for the School for Peace “Advocates of Change” program; we also support women programs, youth encounters and various conferences promoting dialogue and coexistence. Also, smaller programs – like those of the Pluralistic Spiritual Center or the Youth Club – at Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam mostly rely on grants from the American Friends to be implemented, as no other friend association is able to fund them.
In the United States, funds are used for outreach projects such as tours with residents of the village: they visit local communities to raise awareness about the village and its programs.
Last fiscal year (2009/2010), 57% of our expenses were direct grants to support the educational programs of the Oasis of Peace; 20% were used for program-related services here in the United States (such as Outreach Activities). 12% were spent for fundraising expenses and 11% for administrative support.
Please note that the IRS modified its way to calculate operating expenses this year and that fundraising and administrative expenses now reach a higher amount for all nonprofits (25% of combined fundraising and administrative expenses is now considered the threshold for reasonable expenses). We remain committed to keep our expenses at the lowest to ensure that as much money as possible goes to the "Oasis of Peace."
When donating to the American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam, you have the assurance that your money is used for the best of the educational programs of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam.
If you would like the money you donate to go to a particular program, just let us know when making a donation. If you have any question, please feel free to contact us at
or (818) 325-8884.
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The American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam is a not-for-profit organization with 501(c)(3) status under Internal Revenue Code. Our EIN is 13-3441742.