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IINE could not provide much-needed services to refugees and immigrants without the support of donors. We are grateful for any and all contributions. We offer many different ways to give:


Each month, IINE Sustainers make a lasting difference in the lives of refugees and immigrants living in New England. Ongoing support from our Sustainers means IINE’s resettlement, education, career advancement, and pathways to citizenship programming can continue to serve newly arriving community members. This stability is crucial for our programs, allowing us to plan ahead and expand our reach to help more refugees and immigrants.

Your monthly contribution is more than just a donation; it’s a testament to your commitment to fostering a more welcoming, inclusive future in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. As a Sustainer, you become a cornerstone of our community, enabling us to adapt swiftly to the ever-changing needs of those we serve and ensuring that our impact continues to grow.

Choosing to give monthly offers a hassle-free way to make a significant impact. It’s a simple, efficient, and flexible method that fits seamlessly into your life. In appreciation of your dedication, we keep you closely connected to our work. You’ll receive regular email newsletters filled with inspiring stories of change, invitations to exclusive events, opportunities to engage as a volunteer, and insightful updates on policies affecting refugees and immigrants. As a Sustainer, you’re not just supporting a cause; you’re joining a community of like-minded individuals who are passionate about making a real difference.

By Mail/Phone

Please make checks payable to “International Institute of New England.”

Mail checks to:
International Institute of New England

ATTN: Development Office

2 Boylston St, 3rd Floor

Boston, MA 02116

To make a gift by phone, please call: (617) 801-5257

Wire Transfer

To make a gift by ACH or wire transfer, your bank will need the following information:

Bank account name: International Institute of New England

Receiving bank: Eastern Bank, PO Box 391, Lynn, MA 01903-0491

Account number: 00601662447

Routing number: 011301798

Donor Advised Funds

A Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is a simple, easy way to manage your charitable giving by recommending gifts to the International Institute of New England.

Contributions into your Donor Advised Fund are tax-deductible. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to IINE or other charities.

One easy way to recommend a gift to the International Institute of New England is by using the DAF Direct form below. Simply state the name of your fund, list the International Institute of New England as the designated charity and state the amount you’d like to give. Then click “Next” to complete your recommendation.

You can also contact your DAF provider directly and recommend distribution through your Donor Advised Fund sponsor. Be sure to use International Institute of New England’s EIN/Tax ID Number: 04-2104325.

If you do choose to make a gift to IINE through a DAF, please let us know by calling our Donor Services Team at (617) 801-5257 so that we can thank you for your commitment to refugees and immigrants.

You can also choose to have any remaining DAF funds distributed to the International Institute of New England after your lifetime by naming IINE as a beneficiary of all or a portion of the remaining funds.

Stocks and Securities

By donating your shares, you help to welcome and support refugees and immigrants in New England. The International Institute of New England accepts donations of commonly held, publicly traded stocks.

Your generous gift to the International Institute of New England will be valued at the close price on the date of the gift. In keeping with IRS regulation, IINE can only accept donations of commonly held, publicly traded stocks.

Two Easy Steps
1. Complete our online Stock Gift Notification form.
2. Complete the Transfer Authorization Form (PDF) and provide it to your broker.

This will provide your broker with all the information they need to complete a transfer on your behalf.

In addition, your broker may need the following information:

IINE’s Tax ID: 04-2104325

Brokerage House:  FIDELITY

IINE DTC: 0226

IINE Account #: Z47930613

Broker: Frank Benison, asst. Kevin Murphy

Please remind your broker to include your name, contact information and special instructions for the transfer. When stocks are transferred electronically, we are informed of the stock name and the number of shares, not the name of the donor, unless you authorize your broker to share this information with us. 

If you have questions or would like our assistance, please contact our Donor Services Team by email at

Give Through Your Workplace

One of the easiest ways to increase your gift to the International Institute of New England is through your employer’s matching gift program. Thousands of companies, organizations, and associations, match their employees’ charitable contributions—sometimes for as much as double the amount of the initial gift.

Companies have various methods for matching gift request submissions and many companies will match personal gifts, such as cash, stocks, marketable securities, and the value of your volunteer time. Companies may also match gifts from employee spouses, retirees, and board members.

For information about matching gifts, please contact our Donor Services Team at (617) 801-5257 or email

Helpful information

  • International Institute of New England Tax ID Number: 04-2104325
  • IRS 501 (c) (3) letter

Our Donor Services team will verify receipt and return the form to your company for matching funds.

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Planned Giving

Join the IINE Legacy Society

Planned giving is a thoughtful and strategic approach to philanthropy that allows individuals to make larger gifts than they could from their income alone. It involves integrating charitable gifts into one’s overall financial, tax, and estate planning objectives, thus maximizing the benefits to both the donor and the charity. This type of giving typically includes bequests made in a will, life insurance policies, gifts of real estate, trusts, or annuities. The process usually involves consultation with financial advisors or estate planners to ensure that the donation aligns with the donor’s long-term financial goals and philanthropic intentions.

For the International Institute of New England (IINE), planned gifts are a cornerstone of sustained support. They provide a reliable source of funding that can have a transformative impact on IINE’s ability to carry out its mission. When donors include IINE in their estate planning, they are making a powerful statement about their belief in the importance of supporting refugees and immigrants. These contributions ensure that the organization can continue its vital work in resettlement, education, career advancement, and citizenship programming for years to come. Additionally, planned giving can create a lasting legacy for the donor, embedding their values and commitment to social justice in the ongoing success of IINE. This form of donation not only contributes to the financial health and stability of IINE but also strengthens its capacity to plan for the future and respond effectively to the changing needs of the communities it serves.

After the 2016 election we were horrified with the anti-immigrant rhetoric and activity and began to look for ways to help refugees. We learned of IINE at that time. We brought a program from IINE to our continuing care retirement community, Carleton-Willard, and collected items to be donated. I attended an annual award banquet in Boston. Our son is an attorney for INS and we are aware of what is going on from that point of view. Our connection to IINE is a tangible way that we can do something.”

—Annie and Bob Schmalz

I support the International Institute of New England because of its long track record and proven results in helping immigrants and refugees. IINE has developed programs to support these newcomers and ensure they get the health care, language skills and training needed to become productive citizens. Now more than ever the services of IINE are needed to smooth the way for new generations of immigrants.”

—Julianne Mehegen

Immigrants, often refugees, arrive in the U.S. bewildered, frightened, and overwhelmed. They come here with hopes for a better life than the one they left, and many really had no choice. I was lucky to be born and raised here and I am glad to share my good fortune with others who have had a challenging path. 

IINE provides tools for immigrants to succeed, and we benefit from them being here. Take a look around and see who is providing services at restaurants, hotels and airports, not to mention health care, and more. It is important for me to help provide people with the tools they need to succeed in this new, foreign world … IINE does a marvelous job, under a great deal of pressure, with grace, care and good humor.”

—Pam Chung, ESOL Tutor

It was at a Suitcase Stories event back in 2017 that I first learned about IINE. I was so moved by the stories I heard, I became an IINE volunteer in Lowell tutoring  English. It is a singularly American experience to sit in an IINE classroom with 20+ people of different nationalities, genders, and ages learning English together.

As the son of immigrants, I feel compelled to help people seeking a better life for themselves and their families. My wife, Jill Block, and I are committed to supporting IINE’s mission with our philanthropic giving. It’s a joy to know that our contributions are helping people from all over the world settle in New England and build productive lives.”

—Wade Rubinstein, Board Member

There’s a beautiful spot in County Mayo, Ireland. There’s not much there except sheep, the ruins of a cottage, and impressive views out to Clare Island and Clew Bay. I was lucky enough to visit this spot on a trip to Ireland and I wondered what made my great-grandfather emigrate from that cottage in the late 1800s. The answer we got from the locals was, “You can’t eat views.” 
I don’t know his whole story, but I often think of my great-grandfather when I read the news about people emigrating from Afghanistan, Haiti, Ukraine, and other far-flung places around the world. I’m convinced no one leaves their home unless they have no other choice. I believe we have a responsibility to welcome refugees and immigrants with open arms … It’s an honor immigrants still want to come here and contribute so much. Thank you for all you do to help refugees and immigrants.

—Anonymous Donor, December 2023

Goods & Service-Based Contributions

Refugee Resettlement

Corporate Sponsorship

Discover ways that your company can support IINE and positively impact the lives of New England’s refugees and immigrants.
Case Management

Offer Housing

We are looking for long-term (12 months or more) housing in Massachusetts and New Hampshire for newly arrived refugees. This could include affordable apartments, secondary or vacation homes, accessory dwelling units, and more.
Unaccompanied Children’s Program

Donate Goods

IINE collects donations of goods and supplies to distribute to individuals and families arriving in Massachusetts and New Hampshire from conflict zones across the world. All donated items should be new and unopened unless otherwise noted.