tax-deductible donating to Israel
IsraelGives.org partners with American
Support for Israel (ASI), a US 501c3 public charity, dedicated to encouraging
and enabling philathropy in the U.S. and in Israel.
Through this partnership, anytime you make a
donation in U.S. dollars to an Israeli organization on the IsraelGives website,
your donation will be U.S. tax-deductible. As soon as you make your donation,
you'll receive a tax-deductible receipt by email from American Support for
Israel, for the full amount of your donation.
You can also donate to an Israeli organization by
check and by bank transfer. To donate by check, please mail your check
American Support for Israel
Donors must make the check out to "American Support
for Israel" and indicate on the check itself in the "For" section the
organization that you are designating the donation for. If possible, please
write the organization's ID number (It appears on their profile page
and begins with 580) instead of your organization’s name - it helps us to
identify the organization more easily (some organizations have similar
names, but all have unique ID numbers). For an example of how a properly
prepared check should look like, click here.
Please note that you cannot donate to any of
Israel's 27,000 non-profit organizations and receive a tax-deductible receipt.
That's because organizations must meet American Support for Israel's
criteria for support before they can qualify. How do you know if your donation
will be tax-deductible? Simple: If an organization hasn't met our criteria for
support, you won't be able to donate to it in U.S. dollars (all organizations to
whom you can donate in U.S. dollars are US tax-deductible). For all other
organizations, you are welcome to make a donation in Israeli Shekels - however,
the donation will not be tax-deductible.