FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How does Cause:Israel vet organizations?

When you pick the organization you want your donation to go to, we make sure you can trust that your money will make the impact you care about in Israel. This is why we only include organizations in Israel who have been thoroughly vetted by known and respected organizations such as Midot The Good People Fund or The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. More details about our process is provided at our How We Vet Organizations Page.

How does Cause:Israel choose the 3 organizations sent to me every month?

We developed a unique algorithm that takes into account your preferred causes and the history of your selections. We also check out what’s trending within the Cause:Israel community. Based on these factors, we choose 3 organizations to send you every month. Then you pick the one that receives your tax deductible contribution!

What if I don’t like any of the 3 organizations that were sent to me this month?

You can always click to see more than the top 3 nonprofits for that month and pick a different organization that speaks to you. You can also go into your preferences in your account and change the types of causes you care about. Our system will recalculate the best picks for you. If you aren’t able to find an organization that you want to support, please contact us at support@causeisrael.org. We would love to hear how we can save you time and make it easy on you to find organizations you’d love to support.

Do you really take no fees off my donation?

Yes, We do not take any fees from donors.  However, there is a small transaction fee that pays for the secure payment processing company (Stripe) and the credit card companies. The fee is 2.9%+30cents and it goes directly to Stripe.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes, 100% of your donation is tax deductible and we do not take any fees. We partnered with the Fund More Good Foundation (EIN# 47-4096632) to process your donations in the USA and with UK Toremet LTd (UK registered charity number 1140972) and provide you with a tax deduction (in the US and UK) for your contribution each month. You will get a receipt after each donation is processed, and one receipt at the end of the year for all the contributions you made. Simple, right?

What are the amounts I can choose for my monthly donation?

Right now, we offer the monthly subscription levels starting at $5 all the way to $180 (for USD donations) and £5 to £180 (for GBP donations). If you don’t see the amount you would like to donate, please choose the level closest to the one you have in mind and then send us an email to info@causeisrael.org. We would love to know what other subscription levels we should offer our community!

How can I recommend an organization to be added to Cause:Israel?

All you have to do is point us in the right direction 🙂  Simply head over to our contact us page and fill out the form and give us some information about the organization. We will provide the information to experts to check on this organization and if it fits our criteria, we will add them to the list to be offered to our members.

How does Cause:Israel pay its bills?

Cause:Israel is a program of Jewcer (www.jewcer.org) which helps organizations and individuals run crowdfunding campaigns. Jewcer charges fees for those campaigns (on Jewcer) which pay for all the operation of all our programs including Cause:Israel. This is why we are able to make sure that more support gets to the Israeli organizations that need it.