In 2009, the world watched in disgust and disbelief when Bernie Madoff’s 65 billion dollar Ponzi scam came crashing to the ground.
History has shown us that one man’s greed has led to the largest financial destruction effecting thousands of hard working families across the world. History has also shown there was a man by the name of Harry Markopolos warned investors for several years prior to the Ponzi takedown.
Just imagine how many families could have been saved if someone listened to him before it was too late.
In the Madoff scheme, there is a mathematical formula used to show Madoff was a fraud.
Today we show you a mathematical formula that puts CUFI, IFIJ, and other named charity organizations in the spotlight of requesting where does the money go?
For our formula, first of all we will need to understand the demographics of Israel better.
According to Wikipedia, The demographic features of Israel are monitored by the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics.
The State of Israel has a population of approximately 8,585,000 inhabitants as of September 2016. 74.8% percent of them are Jews (about 6,419,000 individuals), 20.8% are Arab (about 1,786,000 individuals), while the remaining 4.4% (about 380,000 individuals) are defined as “others” (including family members of Jewish immigrants who are not registered at the Ministry of Interior as Jews, non-Arab Christians, non-Arab Muslims and residents who do not have an ethnic or religious classification).
So out of 8.5 million people living in Israel, how many are actually in need of donations and support? In order to arrive to that number, we must break up the 8.5 million into social classes.
In 2013, Israel ranked 10th in the world in percentage of millionaires among the population, with 3.8% of households holding assets in excess of $1 million, and eighth in the percentage of households holding assets in excess of $100 million.
A Taub Center report from 2014 notes that the Israeli middle class is divided into the lower and upper middle classes, with a large income gap between them.
The lower middle class, comprising about 40% of the population, has a monthly per capita wage range of NIS 1,950 to NIS 5,000. The upper middle class, which comprises about 29% of the population, has a monthly per capita wage range of NIS 5,100 to NIS 12,540.
NII survey indicates that 420,000 impoverished families resided in Israel (1.5 million people), including some 805,000 children. Homelessness is a rare phenomenon.
A December 2015 study found there to be about 2,300 homeless people in Israel, out of a population of about 8.5 million. The most common reason for homelessness was substance abuse or alcoholism, followed by financial problems and mental illness.
This is number we should be using for our formula.
It’s the number that organizations like Meir Panim, CUFI, and IJIC advertises all over their websites so Christians and Jews will donate to them.
And the amount of money raised through these organizations is enough to end the poverty in Israel but yet the money doesn’t appear to making a dent into the statistics for decades.
International Fellowship for Christians and Jews –
Their 990’s are listed here….
In 2015, IFCJ claims they have received over 135 million dollars in contributions for good hearted people.
One screenshot from their 990’s shows a budget of over $30,451,834.00 is spent on their media productions.
The next screenshot shows you how much was sent to Israel that same year.
When we will live in a world that advertising expenses mean more to a charity then the actual gift of giving, donors should be concerned that this math does not add up.
Apparently it pays big to be a humanitarian.
Doing G-d’s work means you get paid top salaries.
We come a long way from people like Mother Theresa.
I think it’s time reassess who we trust our donations go to!
In addition to those top paying salaries, don’t expect those leaders to use their own money for traveling the world.
In fact, these 990’s show they are living an extravagant lifestyle on your dollar.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand that these top wealthy humanitarians have knowledge as to what it is really like to be poor.
CUFI – Organized Regilion
Claims to be founded in 2006, Christians United for Israel (CUFI) is the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States and claims under their own website that they are a 501c organization.
CUFI claims to have more than 3 million members, spanning all fifty states.
More member than the actual count of Israelis who are in need. Since their inception, the claim to have held more than 2,500 pro-Israel events in cities and towns across the country, including more than 300 Nights to Honor Israel. Presently they hold an average of 30 pro-Israel events each month but yet we still have 1.5 million people in Israel who are still in need.
DO THE MATH, WHERE ARE THESE DONATIONS GOING???
According to Charity Naviagator, This organization is not eligible to be rated by Charity Navigator because it is not required to file the full IRS Form 990.
As a result, we lack sufficient data to evaluate it. It is classified 501c organization with their address of 18410 Sonterra Pl #280, San Antonio, TX 78258.
This address means CUFI is ran just a few blocks from the Cornerstone church Pastor Hagee preaches sermons that more scare tactics then actual loving sermons.
Tot consulting has investigated and we can find no evidence of FULL DISCLOSURE from CUFI. NOT FOR YEARS.
Pastor John Hagee seems to be hiding from something and now your donors want answers.
Especially when you’re NIGHT TO HONOR ISRAEL shows 3.2 million dollar in donations are being sent to Jewish organizations that are ran from mailboxes in Brooklyn NY.
How does the money actually get from this mailbox to the starving kids with a hungry stomach?
American Friends of KUPAT HAIR
Is using the EIN # of 20-1523797. Although you tell your donors to send money to P.O.B. 191219, Brooklyn, NY 11219 USA on your website, a copy of your 990’s lists the working address here… 4415 14th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11219.
After review of your 990’s, we are curious how a total of 5 million dollars can be raised through this location?? Red FLAG
And mathematically, we find it astonishing that your listed board of director can raise 5 million a year with average work weeks ranging from 25 hours to as little as 1 hour a week.
Your 990’s combined with sources in Israel claim your top executive just purchased 9 apartments in Israel, ALL PAID IN CASH.
You can’t call that integrity.
In a blog post written by a few years ago, we have one man asking 60 red flag questions to your organization and you have failed to respond.
A true charity would full disclosure and answer this man immediately.
As you see, the math does not add up. We have a hornet’s nest of smoke and mirror charities claiming to be helping Israel’s 1.5 million below the poverty line.
Charities that when you google Israel soup kitchen, the same picture is used for multiple different charity names and EIN numbers. This is fraud.
We document that both Jewish and Christians are willing to donate multi millions of dollars a year but the need and the numbers has never changed.
The only statistic that has been proven here is that Jewish and Christian organization leaders are living the lifestyles of the RICH AND FAMOUS.
The more rich and famous they become, the further they understand what it’s like to be hungry.
These organizations would rather invest in advertising and office expenses then
understanding it’s urgent a child is waiting for food.
It’s time to open our eyes to massive amount of money that fails to make it into the hands of the people who need it most.