We meet the most urgent needs of Israel’s soldiers and their families

with compassion, kindness, and dignity.

For more than forty years, the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces has offered life-changing educational, cultural, recreational, and social service programs and facilities that impact the lives of the men and women in the IDF and bless families across Israel.


We provide soldiers in the IDF with essential care and supportive services to lighten the burden on them and their families—so that they can serve with focus and dignity.


We provide soldiers with opportunities for meaningful connections with people thousands of miles away who stand with them through expressions of love, appreciation, and financial support.


We provide soldiers with educational, financial, and cultural opportunities to enable them to transform their lives and experience a brighter future.

Blessing Israel, One Soldier at a Time

The Friends of the Israel Defense Forces operates with the utmost integrity and maintains the highest standards of financial accountability and transparency.

FIDF is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and has consistently received the highest ratings for accountability and transparency from two of the leading independent charity evaluators:

Charity Navigator and Charity Watch, receiving the highest 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for the 11th year in a row now—a feat accomplished by only 2% of charities in America—and Charity Watch has bestowed FIDF with their “Top-Rated” seal.

FIDF is also the sole organization authorized to collect charitable donations on behalf of the soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces across the United States of America.