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The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, Inc.

  • New York, NY
  • http://www.eliewieselfoundation.org

Mission Statement

The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity was established by Elie Wiesel and his wife, Marion, shortly after he was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize for Peace. The Foundation's mission, rooted in the memory of the Holocaust, is to advance the cause of human rights by creating forums for the discussion and resolution of urgent ethical issues.

Main Programs

  1. International Dialogue
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

The Foundation runs multiple programs both domestically and internationally.

ruling year

1987

Principal Officer since 1986

Self-reported

Mr. Elie Wiesel

Keywords

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humanitarian, Israel, Jewish, Ethiopia, ethics, writing, education, Holocaust, indifference, conferences, injustice

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EIN

13-3398151

 Number

5393216794

Also Known As

EWF

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

International Human Rights (Q70)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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International conferences bring together leading scholars, scientists, humanists, young people and others from all over the world for an exchange of ideas that transcends political, cultural, religious and academic boundaries. Since 1989, the Foundation has sponsored the Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest for college students.
 
The Foundation also runs Beit Tzipora Centers for Study & Enrichment in Israel that give Ethiopian Jewish children the opportunity to overcome early educational inequality and participate fully in Israeli society. Named in memory of Elie Wiesel's younger sister, who died in Auschwitz, the Foundation currently runs two centers, one in Ashkelon and one in Kiryat Malachi, which enroll more than 1,000 youth. The goal of these programs is to provide Ethiopian immigrants with desperately needed academic tutoring, pre-vocational training, and social and emotional support.
 
Through all its activities, the Foundation seeks to combat indifference, intolerance and injustice.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

International Dialogue

The Elie Wiesel Foundation's main activities include the sponsoring of international conferences, the operation of two educational centers in Israel, and the holding of an annual essay contest focused on ethics.

Category

Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$1,507,254.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

The Foundation runs multiple programs both domestically and internationally.

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THE ELIE WIESEL FOUNDATION FOR HUMANITY INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Elie Wiesel

BIO

Elie Wiesel is the founder and President of The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity. Winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize for Peace and a Professor at Boston University, Elie Wiesel has worked on behalf of oppressed people for much of his adult life. His personal experience with the Holocaust has led him to use his talents as an author and educator to defend human rights and peace throughout the world. His wife, Marion, is the co-founder and Vice President of the Foundation.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Elie Wiesel

Elie Weisel Foundation for Humanity

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