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B'nai B'rith International

CharityWatch report issued
May 2024

Top-Rated Charity
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

B'nai B'rith International
1120 20th Street
Suite 300N
Washington , DC 20036

Other Names

B'nai B'rith
B'nai B'rith Foundation of the U.S.
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation

Tax Status


Stated Mission

A Jewish humanitarian, human rights, and advocacy organization. Works for Jewish unity, security, continuity, and tolerance.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 06/30/2023

Program Percentage: 73%

The percentage of B'nai B'rith International's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $14

How many dollars B'nai B'rith International spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.


Calculated Total Contributions


Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources


Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
B'nai B'rith International & Subsidiaries Consolidated Audit Multiple
B'nai B'rith International IRS Form 990 53-0179971
Entity: B'nai B'rith International & Subsidiaries
Document Type: Consolidated Audit
Tax ID: Multiple
Entity: B'nai B'rith International
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 53-0179971

Governance & Transparency

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B'nai B'rith International
meets governance benchmarks.
B'nai B'rith International
meets transparency benchmarks.
Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
Privacy Policy
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  Name Title Compensation
1 Daniel S. Mariaschin CEO $446,000
2 Mark Olshan AEVP $218,795
3 Rhonda Love VP of Programming $150,932
Name: Daniel S. Mariaschin
Title: CEO
Compensation: $446,000
Name: Mark Olshan
Title: AEVP
Compensation: $218,795
Name: Rhonda Love
Title: VP of Programming
Compensation: $150,932

CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.

CharityWatch's rating of B'nai B'rith International (BBI) includes the financial activities of the subsidiaries consolidated in the BBI audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2023. These subsidiaries are: (1) B'nai B'rith, Inc.; (2) B'nai B'rith Foundation of the United States; (3) B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation; (4) B'nai B'rith Youth Commission; and (5) B'nai B'rith Housing, Inc. All material intercompany transactions and balances have been eliminated in the audited consolidated financial statements.

CharityWatch's rating of B'nai B'rith International does not include the financial activities of the "various local B'nai B'rith lodges and units, nor the accounts of B'nai B'rith overseas districts," nor the accounts of the "B'nai B'rith overseas districts," as these entities are excluded from the BBI fiscal 2023 consolidated audit, according to Note 1. 

Whenever practicable, CharityWatch obtains consolidated or combined audited financial statements that include all of the entities of an organization. Such an audit eliminates interorganizational transactions, and allows us to determine how efficiently an organization is operating on the whole. For more information on this topic, please see the Treatment of Related Organizations section on the Our Process page.

According to The B'nai B'rith IRS tax Form 990 for the charity's fiscal year ended June 30, 2023, with respect to Part VI, Section A, Line 2, B'nai B'rith reports the following (Form 990, Schedule O):

"Family relations - Father and daughter (Gary and Rebecca Ann Salzman and married couple (Sandra and Steven Horowitz). 

Per the charity's IRS Form 990, Part VII:

Gary and Rebecca Ann Salzman are both reported as unpaid directors of the charity. 

Sandra Horowitz is reported as an officer (Senior Vice President) and director, while her husband is reported as an unpaid director. 

Per IRS Form 990, Part VI, Section A, lines 1a and 1b, the charity reports 44 total members of the governing body, of which it reports 43 as being "independent."

According to the B'nai B'rith International (BBI) consolidated audit of June 30, 2023 (Note 6, Margin loans):

"BBI entered into a margin loan with Alliance Bernstein during fiscal year 2018. The loan is secured by its associated investments and bears interest at 4.00%, with interest payable monthly and principal due on demand. BBI entered into two additional margin loans with Alliance Bernstein during fiscal year 2019. These loans are secured by their associated investments and bear interest ranging from 5.50% to 7.68%, with interest payable monthly and principal due on demand. Margin loan interest was $49,482 and $21,561 for the years ended June 30, 2023 and 2022, respectively. The outstanding balances of two margin loans were paid off during fiscal year 2020.  Outstanding principal balances on the margin loans totaled $834,192 and $784,710 at June 30, 2023 and 2022, respectively."

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