Leroy Schecter Foundation

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The Leroy Schecter Foundation (EIN: 30-0134495) also known as the Schecter Family Foundation, is a grant making foundation which supports a number of philanthropic causes. Its activities include support for medical research, programmes that provide recreational opportunities for sick children, food programmes for elderly New Yorkers and support for Jewish religious and cultural organisations. [1] The Leroy Schecter Foundation is a major donor to Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, the US body that sends funds to the Israeli Association for the Wellbeing of Israel's Soldiers. Between 2002-2013 the foundation donated $8,011,387 to the FIDF.[2]

Foundation Grantees

Organisations supported by the foundation include:

Friends of Yemin Orde, American Friends of Beit Issie Shapiro, Hadassah Organization of America, Women's International Zionist Organization, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, American Israel Education Foundation, American Fnends of Yad Eliezer, Anti Defamation League, IsraFest Foundation, American Fnends of Orr Shalom, Michael Ann Russell Jewish Communication Center, Jewish National Fund, Ben Gurion University, the Daniel Pearl Foundation, Bnei Brit, the Jaffa Institute, American Jewish Committee, Orr Shalom, Jewish Women's Foundation of New York, American Friends of Israel Firefighters, Association for the Wellbeing of Israel's Soldiers, American ORT, America-Israel Friendship League, Appeal of Conscience Foundation, UJA-Federation, B'nai Brith Foundation and the David Posnack Jewish Community Center.[3]


Directors (circa 2013)

Leroy Schecter (Chairman and Director) | Ottavia McAughlin (Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and Director)


C/O 55 Passaic Avenue
Kearny, NJ
Phone: (201) 299-3090


  1. Detail on charitable activities taken from Form 990s 2002 - 2013.
  2. Data compiled from filings of Form 990s 2002 - 2013.
  3. Data compiled from filings of Form 990s 2002 - 2013.