American Israel Education Foundation


The American Israel Education Foundation (AIEF) is the charitable organization affiliated with AIPAC, America’s pro-Israel lobby, and was created in 1990.  This educational 501 (c)(3) organization provides grants to support select educational programs including Middle East research, educational materials and conferences, and leadership programs for university students.

In addition to making grants for AIPAC programs, the Foundation funds educational seminars to Israel for members of Congress and other political influentials. These AIEF-sponsored trips help educate political leaders and influentials about the importance of the U.S. – Israel relationship through firsthand experiences in Israel, briefings by experts on Middle East affairs, and meetings with Israeli political elite.

Our Founder believes each individual should be proud of his or her heritage.  The Satell Family Foundation sponsored an educational mission to Israel for a group of thought leaders from Washington, DC.  Ed Satell debriefed five members of the mission group recently.  All affirmed that their visit destroyed stereotypes around safety and culture, and all agreed they were now prepared to offer valuable information in a conversation on Israel as the Middle East’s only true democracy.