Overseas Giving

Make your grant to a foreign organization charitable under U.S. law.

Our intermediary service enables individuals, foundations, and donor-advised funds to make grants to NGOs in Israel and most other countries and still have those gifts be considered charitable by the U.S. government. 

  • You Decide:  You select the grantee of your choice.  We have no predetermined list of grantees.   
  • We Handle the Work:  Simply complete a donor form, make your grant to JFN, and we handle the rest!  We contact the foreign NGO, obtain the documents that are necessary under U.S. law, and retain the documents as required by the U.S. government.  In other words, you make one simple grant and we handle all the administrative requirements of the international grant. 
  • We are Fast and Efficient:  We distribute grants as soon as we have all the necessary documentation from you and your grantee, so you know that your funds are being put to charitable use as quickly as possible. 
  • Low Cost: Fees (see fee details below) are assessed relative to the size of the grant, and are competitive with other service providers. Members may use JFN’s intermediary service at a reduced rate.


For more information about making international gifts, email Talia Topper at [email protected] or call 212-726-0177, x201. 

Overseas Giving Fees

Fee schedule for JFN members


A 10% discount is provided to JFN members, resulting in the following fees.

  • $225 for grants $1,000 - $9,999
  • $450 for grants $10,000 - $24,999
  • $675 for grants $25,000 - $74,999
  • $900 for grants $75,000 - $99,999
  • $1,350 for grants $100,000 - $499,999
  • $1,575 for grants $500,000 - $999,999
  • $1,800 for grants $1,000,000 and over


Fee schedule for non-members

Fees are assessed in incremental layers based on the size of the grant as follows.

  • $250 for grants $1,000 - $9,999
  • $500 for grants $10,000 - $24,999
  • $750 for grants $25,000 - $74,999
  • $1,000 for grants $75,000 - $99,999
  • $1,500 for grants $100,000 - $499,999
  • $1,750 for grants $500,000 - $999,999
  • $2,000 for grants $1,000,000 and over


Additional fees apply if paying by credit card.  Please contact JFN for more information.