Location: Washington, DC
Category: Advocacy or Public Service
J Street is a Washington, D.C.-based lobbying group which describes itself as “the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans.” J Street was founded in April 2008 to offer a new voice in the American political conversation about Israel. The group strongly promotes a two-state solution and makes clear that it does not support all Israeli government policies. J Street’s affiliates include an education fund, a university organizing arm called J Street U and a federal political action committee, JStreetPAC.
Jeremy Ben-Ami is the president and founder of J Street. Before joining J Street, Ben-Ami worked on seven presidential campaigns, including a stint as national policy director for Howard Dean’s presidential campaign, and served as deputy domestic policy advisor to the Clinton administration. He also previously served as senior vice president of Fenton Communications before leaving to start J Street. Ben-Ami is a graduate of New York University Law School and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Relations at Princeton University.
Institution Revenue: $8,982,533
Institution Total Expenses: $9,368,022
Institution Revenue: $2,418,969
Institution Total Expenses: $2,207,771
Underpaid by: 9%
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1 Interim head of organization
2 Data from 2012
3 Data from 2011
4 Data from 2010
5 Data from 2009
6 Data from 2008
7 Data from 2007
8 Includes payment from SWC Museum Corp.
9 Predecessor’s salary
10 Partial year
11 Not a 501(c)3
13 Position currently vacant
14 As per Form 990, JNF declined to comment
15 Base salary
16 Data from president-elect period
17 2010 Employees
18 Legally exempt from public disclosure of salary
19 Highest paid professional, not CEO
20 Paid from two related organizations
21 Data from 2013
22 Data from 2014
23 Data from 2015
24 Includes a one-time honorarium of $55,000
25 Data from 2017
Jeremy Ben-Ami, J Street 2017 Finances