Private donations are essential to our ability to operate independently, and allow MSF to respond at a moment's notice to the most urgent emergencies, often in countries and regions that are otherwise forgotten.
Through our mailings and publications, we keep donors informed of our current activities and the situations we believe are of highest priority, while asking you to provide general support for our activities so that we can allocate your contribution to where the needs are greatest. However, if you decide to designate your contribution to support MSF programs in a particular area, we will honor your choice. Please be aware that MSF uses a portion of all gifts, including those restricted to specific programs, for fundraising and administration costs, always striving to keep these costs to a minimum and allocating at least 85% of your donation to our programs.
If we are unable to use a designated contribution in keeping with your wishes (in the case of a program closure, for example, or contributions exceeding needs for a particular program), we will contact you to discuss what you would like us to do with your gift. MSF will never prolong an intervention for the sole purpose of spending allocated funds.
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. (MSF-USA) is recognized as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are tax-deductible in the United States . (Exempt identification number: 13-3433452). MSF-USA is a member of an international network of private non-for-profit MSF associations. Funds collected by MSF-USA support field programs implemented by its MSF partner organizations, which are headquartered in Europe, and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative, of which MSF is a founding member.