How to Donate


All donations flow through the Friends of the Arava Institute, a US registered charity. Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. You will receive an email to serve as a receipt, although you can also use a canceled check or credit card transaction confirmation.

Donors giving $180 or more will also receive an acknowledgment in the mail from the Friends of the Arava Institute.

Please note that donations are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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

Tax ID/EIN#:11-3485736

Contact Rachel Durning at rdurning@friendsofarava.org with any 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. For gifts over $180 you will receive a paper letter and receipt in the mail.

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. Once the office has received your check, you will receive a receipt of your donation.

To donate by donor-advised fund / charitable fund

Direct the gift to the Friends of the Arava Institute (see details at the top of the page), and be sure to designate it to “Rider’s Name 2019 Israel Ride.”

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

People can donate stock to the Israel Ride. If you are interested in a direct stock transfer, please contact us at the information listed at the top of this page.

If you are donating to Team JNF

Please follow all the instructions above. If a rider is a member of Team JNF, the Friends of the Arava Institute ensures your gift will flow through the Jewish National Fund. For more information on Team JNF please click here.