In 2015, according to their tax returns the ministry declared $132 million in "contributions and grants" up from $129 million in the previous year  and $113 million in 2012.  In the same year it was reported that founder and current president Yechiel Eckstein earned $909,636 in salary, with a base compensation of $670,439 and other benefits being $239,197.  According to independent American charity watchdog Charity Navigator , 76% of expenses went towards programs and services it delivers, % on Administrative Expenses and % on Fundraising Expenses. 
Since semi-finals were introduced in 2004 , Portugal has failed to reach the final eight times, including from 2004 to 2007. In 2008 , Vânia Fernandes finished 13th with the song " Senhora do Mar ," Portugal's best outcome since 1996. The country continued to be present in the final until 2010. In 2017 , Portugal reached the finals with Salvador Sobral 's entry, " Amar pelos dois ", ending a 6-year non-appearance in the finals (Portugal did not participate in the song contest in 2013 and 2016; and did not qualify for the finals in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015). To conclude a return to the final, they also won the contest for the first time ever, earning 758 points.