The Negev Foundation accepts, appreciates and acknowledges funding
from a variety of sources in order to attain its objectives. These include:

  • Individual donors
  • Businesses with common interests in the Negev and Israel
  • Jewish Community Federations
  • Private & public foundations
  • Academic institutions for joint research collaboration
  • Organizations and other public bodies with mutual interests in Israel
  • Governmental agencies, which promote US/Israel initiatives

Further income is derived from national fundraising campaigns in the US


General Support

The Negev Foundation encourages unrestricted gifts. These gifts allow The Negev Foundation to make appropriate and effective strategic funding decisions that provide financial assistance to support innovative, practical projects.

Designated Gifts

  • Project-designated giving allows an individual to support a specific program or project.
  • Grant-fulfillment giving helps The Negev Foundation meet its commitment to a specific grantee


Outright Gifts:

Gifts of cash or securities

Gifts of appreciated securities may be donated for a tax deduction of the current value of the security and no capital gains impact to the donor.
State of Israel Bonds can be issued in the name of The Negev Foundation or they can be registered in an individual’s name and transferred to The Negev Foundation prior to or at the time of the Bond’s maturity.

Family Philanthropic Funds

These are endowed gifts that can be named for a donor or named in honor or in memory of a loved one. With a minimum gift of $10,000, an individual reserves the right to recommend to The Negev Foundation which program(s) will benefit from ongoing support from fund-generated revenue.

Gifts of Property

Property may be given to The Negev Foundation in a number of ways. Mortgages may be donated; physical property may be donated as well as land. Each gift will be accepted after a review of the circumstances surrounding the proposed gift.

Gifts Through Your Estate


Retirement benefits and bequests in a will or codicil can be left to The Negev Foundation and be used for general support, area-designated support or be added to The Negev Foundation Endowment Fund or be used to establish a specific endowment fund.

Gifts of Life Insurance Policies

The Negev Foundation may be named as the beneficiary of a paid-up life insurance policy.
A life insurance policy may be purchased for The Negev Foundation designating The Negev Foundation as the owner. Premiums may then be contributed by the donor as a tax-deductible gift.

Gifts That Produce Income

Charitable Gift Annuities

Donors may purchase Charitable Gift annuities that will provide the donor an income stream determined by a number of variables such as age, tax bracket and the percentages announced by the American Council on Gift Annuities. The charitable deduction and the tax consequences of these gifts are presented to the prospective donor prior to the commitment of the gift.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

A Charitable Remainder Trust is a special tax-exempt irrevocable trust arrangement written to comply with federal tax laws and regulations. Cash or assets (especially appreciated assets) are transferred to the trust and donors may receive income for life or, if preferred, a certain term of years (not to exceed 20). Income can be paid over time to a spouse, child or grandchild.
Please call today to learn how your charitable donation can become a source of income as well as a tax deduction.

The Negev Foundation makes efficient use of contributions at minimum administrative cost. By directing funding towards this emerging region, The Negev Foundation helps Israel flourish from within and ultimately, promotes its expertise internationally