How to Donate

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 Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, or Discover. 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 person you are supporting. The participant will enter the check into his or her personal donation page and send the checks to the Friends of Arava office along with our Offline Donation Form. Once the office has received your check, you will receive a receipt of your donation.

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

To make a matching giftMaximize your Israel Ride contribution by doubling your gift through your employer’s matching program.  Consult your company for details on matching program availability.  Please use the following information to ensure your match is verified: EIN#: 11-3485736

To donate stock: People can donate stock to the Israel Ride. If you are interested in a direct stock transfer, please contact Rachel Durning, Communications and Development Associate at the Friends of the Arava Institute.

To make a general or team donation: If you wish to make a general gift to the Israel Ride or support a team, please contact Rachel Durning.

If you are donating to Team JNF: Please follow all the instructions above. The Friends of the Arava Institute ensures your gift will flow through Jewish National Fund. For more information on Team JNF please click here.

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 cancelled check or credit card transaction confirmation. Donors giving $250 or more will also receive an acknowledgement from the Friends of the Arava Institute. Please note that donations are non-refundable and non-transferable.

If you have any questions about making a donation, please contact Rachel Durning at