Founded in 1985, the American Friends of the Israel National Museum of Science (MadaTech) helps the Museum fulfill its goals, by providing support for MadaTech programs and activities, its advanced Science Learning Centers, as well as the Museum's physical maintenance, development and expansion.
The American Friends also acts as link between the Museum and similar institutions, museums, foundations, Jewish federations, and community leaders in the United States. It organizes events with leading Israeli high-tech entrepreneurs and science educators; as well as special missions to Israel that explore the Israel of today, as reflected through its scientific/technological achievements.
The organization is headquartered in New York City. Gifts to the American Friends of the Israel National Museum are tax-deductible under the United States Internal Revenue Code 501(c) 3.