IIE has committed $2 million to aid international students caught in the crossfire of the coronavirus pandemic.
Make a gift to IIE's Emergency Student Fund
COVID-19. An earthquake in Nepal. Ongoing conflict in Syria and Yemen. Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. When emergencies hit, people feel it in all parts of their lives, including education. Yet during a crisis, very few organizations offer support to students whose education is suddenly thrown into jeopardy.
IIE’s Emergency Student Fund (ESF) provides grants to international college students in the U.S. when natural disasters, war, or other crises threaten their education. Many face financial pressure to return home or drop out because their family circumstances have changed dramatically. IIE helps these students cover essential needs, including basic living expenses.
We are a critical resource for students in crisis when they have no other safety net. From 2010 through 2019, IIE awarded 900 ESF grants to students from around the world. In just the first six months of 2020, IIE awarded more than 750 grants – including over 630 grants to international students impacted by the global pandemic.
What You Can Do
IIE-ESF depends on the generosity of those who share our commitment to supporting students when disaster strikes.
Please make a gift to help IIE prepare for the next crisis, so we can aid more students when they need us most. All gifts, of any amount, are welcome.
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CARES Act Increases Deductions for Charitable Contributions
Congress has recognized that the generous gifts donors provide to nonprofits is a crucial way everyone can help in this crisis. Thanks to the CARES Act, you can help IIE support students and scholars while saving money on your taxes next year.
For those who don’t itemize their taxes: The bill allows an above-the-line deduction up to $300 per taxpayer ($600 for a married couple) for charitable contributions.
For those who do itemize: The bill increases the cap on annual giving to 100% of adjusted gross income.