American Friends of Magen David Adom

American Friends of Magen David Adom

New York, NY 10018
Tax ID13-1790719

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In the United States, disaster relief, ambulance, and blood services are handled by an array of organizations. In Israel, there’s one organization that does it all — Magen David Adom. Although MDA’s role is mandated by the Israeli government, it’s not a government agency. As Israel’s official representative to the International Red Cross, Magen David Adom’s role precludes it from accepting governmental support for its general operations. Because of this arrangement, MDA relies on support from donors, including those from the United States, to keep its dispatch systems, training, and equipment the best in the world. When you support Magen David Adom, you are helping save lives, every day.


MDA is Israel's national emergency response, blood services, and disaster relief organization. It is not a government agency, though it is the only organization appointed by the Government to serve in this role. MDA's 30,000 paramedics and EMTs, and volunteers are always there for all Israelis. They respond to typical emergencies and incidences of greater magnitude with 2,000 vehicles on call around the clock, based at 198 EMS stations nationwide. MDA Blood Service collects and processes 97% of the blood supply distributed to Israeli hospitals and the entirety needed by the Israel Defense Forces. Emergency preparedness training equips them to respond to mass casualty events and provide humanitarian aid at home and abroad. American Friends of MDA raises funds to support this vital work.

Interesting data from their 2019 990 filing

The non-profit's aim, as stated in the filing, is “American friends of magen david adom is the sole authorized fundraising and advocacy organization in the united states supporting the life saving efforts of magen david adom (mda) in israel.”.

When referring to its actions, they were outlined as: “Provides the state of israel's pre-hospital emergency needs, including medical, disaster, and ambulance and blood services. builds or renovates emergency medical stations throughout israel, supports the mda national blood service center, and supplies mda with a wide range of emergency medical supplies and equipment, ambulances, mobile intensive care units, and blood mobiles.”.

  • The non-profit has complied with legal obligations by reporting their state of operation as NY.
  • The non-profit's address in 2019 is noted in the filing as 20 W 36TH STREET NO 1100, NEW YORK, NY, 10018.
  • The non-profit's form for 2019 reports a total of 49 employees.
  • Is not a private foundation.
  • Expenses are greater than $1,000,000.
  • Revenue is greater than $1,000,000.
  • Revenue less expenses is $4,914,412.
  • The organization has 18 independent voting members.
  • The organization was formed in 1940.
  • The organization pays $6,420,519 in salary, compensation, and benefits to its employees.
  • The organization pays $5,346,079 in fundraising expenses.

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