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Bequests

What is a Charitable Bequest?
In general, a charitable bequest is a written statement in a will which directs that a gift be made to a charity upon the death of the person who established the will (the testator).

The following language is recommended when including the New Israel Fund in your Will or trust.

"I hereby give, devise and bequest ____________ (a specific dollar amount or percentage of the residue of my estate) to the New Israel Fund, currently located at 330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001-5010.  The New Israel Fund is organized under the laws of the State of California and its Federal tax identification number is 94-2607722."

Letter of intent
The New Israel Fund has played a vital role in helping Israel achieve the goals of its founders of a state based on freedom, justice and peace.  In order to ensure the continued work of NIF, I have acknowledged my support by making a commitment to their endowment as indicated below:

I have made a provision for the New Israel Fund in my Will or in an alternative Estate Planning document (Charitable Remainder Trust, Pooled Income Fund, Life Insurance Beneficiary, IRA Beneficiary, etc.)
I am considering a bequest or deferred gift to NIF and would like to receive more information.
 I prefer to make a gift to the NIF Endowment during my lifetime in lieu of a bequest and would like to receive more information.
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Note:  The foregoing is designed to provide general gift, estate and financial planning information.  If you have any questions, or if you and/or your financial advisor, tax advisor or attorney would like an appointment, without obligation, to consult with us with reference to your gift plans, please contact Bruce Temkin at (212) 613-4400 or via email at .

The information on this site does not constitute legal or tax advice.  It is important that you consult with your financial or tax advisor before making any gifts, and certainly with your attorney before drafting any trusts or your will.

The New Israel Fund makes no representations, warranties or assurances as to the accuracy or completeness of the information provided herein, and are not liable for any damages related to your reliance thereon.

NIF is a charitable organization, registered in the United States, Canada and Great Britain.  Contributions to NIF are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law in the United States.

Donors in Canada are encouraged to contact the NIF Canada office at (416) 781-4322 or by email at to arrange for your tax deductible gift.

Donors in Great Britain are advised to consult the appropriate legal or tax counsel.

At this time, only U.S. tax receipts are issued online.

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