Because your donors might not only be in your own country but around the world, we've created international partnerships to provide your international donors with full tax-deductible receipts when they donate to your organization.
We have international partnerships in the U.S., Canada, U.K., the European Union, and Australia.
Each international partner has an application process that you're required to complete in order to receive donations through it. In general, the process is quick and simple (Canada is an exception to the rule, with a greater-than-usual application process).
To see what you need to do to qualify to receive tax-deductible donations from each international partnership, go to the International section of your account, or scroll down below.
Receiving donations before you've received approval
Note that you can add a donation to your donation forms - and receive donations - in international currencies, even before you've completed the application process with an international partner. In this case, the following things will happen:
The donor will receive a full tax-receipt
You will receive an email informing you that you've received a donation even though you haven't been approved to receive donations in that currency.
You'll see in your donation records that a donation has been made of a particular sum and on a particular date, but you won't be able to see the donor's details.
You'll have 6 months from the moment that the donation is made to fulfill our international partner's requirements and obtain eligibility to fundraise with them.
If you do, the funds will be released to you (less a supplemental 2.5% fee) and the donor's details will appear fully in your account.
If you don't, the donation will be refunded back to the donor, or re-allocated to a different cause.
There is a one-time set-up fee for submitting and reviewing your application to our international partner, as follows:
United States: Free
United Kingdom: Free
If your application is not accepted by our international partner, or you'd like help with the preparation of your application, we can help you, at an hourly rate of ₪350 per hour.
Each international partner will charge a transaction fee on the donations that it receives on your behalf. If you're an organization from Israel, the fees are listed here. If your organization is from outside Israel, the transaction fees are listed here.
Criteria for eligibility
To qualify to receive 501(c)3 tax-deductible status through our US partner America Gives, you'll just need to sign and upload a simple application form. If your charity is from Israel, you'll also need to upload 6 standard financial and legal documents:
Ishur Nihul Takin (or Nihul Takin Zmani for new organizations)
Ishur Nihul Pinkasei Chesbonot
Ishur Nikui Mas B'Makor
Your last audited financial report
United Kingdom, Australia
Once you'll receive U.S. approval, you can get approved to fundraise from the U.K. by filling out this form and from Australia by filling out this form.
Because of the way that Canadian law works, in order to offer your donors Canadian tax-receipts, you'll first upload a description of a specific project that you'd like to raise funds for (from Canadian donors). Our Canadian partner Canada Charity Partners (CCP) will then evaluate the project and decide whether to adopt it. If it does, you'll become a contractor of Canada Charity Partners in the fulfillment of the project. You'll receive the funds in this manner:
Donors will donate online, by check, or bank transfer, and receive tax-receipts from CCP.
Canada Charity Partners will inform you by email that a new donation has been received.
You'll then go off and invest in the project (buy goods and services, pay salaries, etc.) and then upload to your account your invoices and expense receipts.
Canada Charity Partners will review the expenses and if approved, will send you a wire transfer of the funds, up to the amount that was contributed by donors.
When submitting a project, you'll need to provide the following information:
The name of the project
A description of how the project will be carried out, its deliverables, milestones and goals.
What is the area or geographic region/cities in which the activity will be carried out?
Who specifically will benefit from the project (e.g. socio-economic situation and location)?
What will be the selection criteria of the project's beneficiaries?
When will the activity begin and end (there must be an ending date)? Identify a timeframe of 1-5 years.
What is your project's total budget?
Fonds de Dotation IG (FDD-IG) is a French charity that can facilitate tax-deductible giving from French donors to international projects, including those carried out in Israel. Once approved, your donors will donate to FDD-IG, a French charity who issues them a tax-deductible CERFA receipt for the full amount of the donation. FDD-IG will then donate the funds to your organization, for a specific project that you will conduct for FDD-IG.
The project that you operate in Israel, and on behalf of FDD-IG, must be in one of the following areas.
Emergency operations to deal with disasters of an unforeseeable and occasional nature, whatever their cause. These may include: natural disasters (such as drought, floods, etc.); technological disasters with serious consequences for the population (such as explosions in an industrial establishment, malfunction of a nuclear power plant, etc.); acts of war; famines.
Meeting the essential needs of populations in distress or in poverty and to contribute to their social integration. This would include:
Meeting the health needs of populations in distress;
The provision of basic care, scientific research and action programs to combat pandemics and diseases,
The provision of aid to improve the conditions of housing;
The provision of the basic elements of education essential to social integration, such as activities in favor of the protection and development of children, literacy, schooling, as well as actions for the promotion of integration of handicapped people;
The promotion and protection of the rights of minorities, human rights, the rights of refugees, and women's rights;
Development actions such as expenditure on professional training, establishment of local university training, supply of animals, tools or aid for their acquisition, etc.
Activities that preserve and protect the environment against international phenomena that threaten its balance:
Actions taken to combat global warming (on a wide scale)
Actions relating to the fight against deforestation and desertification;
Actions tending to the conservation and preservation of biodiversity, whether animal or vegetal;
Emergency actions undertaken with a view to mitigating the consequences of ecological disasters (oil spills, industrial pollution, nuclear disaster).