How to Donate

Donations flow through Friends of the Arava Institute:

Tax ID/EIN#:11-3485736
Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
Please note that donations are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Checks should be mailed to:

Friends of the Arava Institute
1320 Centre Street, Suite 206
Newton Centre, MA  02459


If your donation is less than $250, your Payment Acknowledgment is your receipt for tax purposes. For any single donation greater than $250, Friends of the Arava Institute will issue acknowledgments after December 31. Contact IsraelRide@FriendsofArava.org with questions regarding donations.

To donate online by credit card
Search our participant list and click on the person you would like to support. This will take you to their personal secure donation page where you can donate using a credit card. You will receive an email receipt of your donation. You can also support the general Israel Ride campaign here.

To donate by check
Checks should be made out to Friends of the Arava Institute and mailed to the address at the top of the page. Be sure to designate it to “[Rider’s Name] Israel Ride.”

To donate by donor-advised fund / charitable fund

To donate by donor-advised fund / charitable fund to someone’s ride (not to your own)
Please speak with your donor-advised fund about directing a gift to a donor’s ride. Direct the gift to the Friends of the Arava Institute, and be sure to designate it to “[Rider’s Name] Israel Ride.”

Riders wishing to donate to their own ride from their donor-advised fund/ charitable fund

Please contact us at IsraelRide@friendsofarava.org prior to initiating a payment through your donor-advised fund. DAF rules forbid riders from supporting events from which they gain benefit.

To make a matching gift
Maximize your Israel Ride contribution by doubling your gift through your employer’s matching program. Consult your company for details on matching program availability.

To donate stock
Donate stock to the Israel Ride! If you are interested in a direct stock transfer, please contact us.

To donate from outside the US
View instructions here.

To donate to Team JNF
View JNF donation FAQs.