Donate today on IsraelGives.org

IsraelGives.org is the world's main website for donating to Israel. At IsraelGives.org you can search and donate online to any of Israel’s 27,000 non-profit organizations. Your donation is safe, secure, and helps support the organizations and causes in Israel you care about most. Search any of Israel's non-profit organizations by name, keyword, category, or location. Read about its activities, "Like" it, and even sign up to receive updates and news from the organization. And, of course, you can make a donation to the non-profit organization of your choice.

On IsraelGives.org, all donations are US tax-deductible, and can be made either online (by credit card) or by check or bank transfer. If you donate online, you'll instantly receive by email a US tax-receipt for the full amount of your donation. If you mail in a check, you will receive  a tax receipt within a few weeks after the check is received.

How is my donation tax-deductible?

IsraelGives.org partners with American Support for Israel (ASI), a US 501c3 public charity that helps you to connect to and support non-profit organizations in Israel. You make your donation to ASI, and it then "re-grants" your donation to the Israeli charity you recommended it be used for.

What are the different methods of donating?

You can donate online through the IsraelGives.org website. If you're able to donate to an organization in U.S. dollars, this means that your donation is US tax-deductible. You can donate to any of Israel's other non-profit organizations (we have 27,000), but only in Israeli Shekels (an Israeli Shekel is worth about 30 cents). In that case, your donation will not be US tax-deductible.

You can also donate by check or by bank transfer. To donate by check, please mail your check to:

American Support for Israel
PO Box 3263
Washington, DC
20010

Your check must be made out to "American Support for Israel" and should indicate in the "For" section of the check itself the organization that you are recommending 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), and ensures that your contribution gets to them faster. See an example of a properly prepared check.

To donate by bank transfer, please contact us by email and we'll provide you with our bank account details.

What are the different ways that I can donate on IsraelGives.org?

You can easily make donations to multiple organizations at once through your "donation cart". You can make one-time donations or set up a recurring monthly donation. If you want to make a donation in honor of or memory of someone, or on behalf of someone's birthday, or bar-mitzvah, or wedding, IsraelGives will instantly send an acknowledgement by email to the recipient of your choice.  See here what the e-card looks like.  

If you'd prefer that your honoree chooses the charity that your donation should go to, you can purchase a Charity Gift Card. You select the currency and sum of the Gift Card, and we will e-mail it, along with your personal message, to the recipient of your choice. The gift card recipient can then redeem the gift card as a donation to his or her favorite charity - any of Israel's 26,000 non-profit organizations!  Read more about the Charity Gift Card. 

We can also help you to set up a donor advised fund for bar-mitzvahs, weddings, memorials, and general charitable donating (we create for you a fund where you or your guests can make donations, and then we can help you and your loved ones to choose where the funds should be allocated). Contact us to learn more about donor advised funds with IsraelGives. 

As part of the donor advised fund, or to support a single organization, you can also create a personal fundraising page. See here an example of a fundraising page for a Bat-Mitzvah fund.

How does the charity receive my donation and what are IsraelGives' fees?

Funds are transferred to the organization of your choice generally within 4 weeks of when the donation is made. The funds are sent to the organization, generally by bank transfer into the organization's Israeli bank account. IsraelGives charges the charitable organization a service fee of 2.5% to help to cover the expenses associated with running and managing the IsraelGives.org website. Add to this the credit card fee (generally 2.2%), and approximately 95% of your donation goes directly to the organization of your choice. Remember, however, that you receive a tax-receipt for 100% of your donation amount.

How many people are using IsraelGives.org?

IsraelGives.org is the now world's main portal for donating to Israel. Over 900 Israeli organizations use the website daily to update their information and communicate with donors, and hundreds of donations are placed every day, from donors like you in the U.S. and from around the world.

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