15. How much money does Doctors Without Borders raise? Who does this money come from?

In 2015, the revenue of Doctors Without Borders USA was close to $335,780,737 million—all of this raised through private contributors, such as individuals, foundations, and corporations. Private support is essential to our ability to operate independently and to respond at a moment's notice to the most urgent emergencies, often in countries and regions that are otherwise forgotten.


16. What percentage of a donation goes to program activities?

Doctors Without Borders strives to operate efficiently and to minimize fundraising and administrative costs. Between 1995 and 2014, Doctors Without Borders USA allocated more than 85 percent of its expenditures to its program activities. Maintaining this standard is a high priority. In 2014, more than 88 percent of our spending was directed toward our program services.

Doctors Without Borders USA meets the standards of watchdog agencies, having consistently been awarded an "A" rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy.


03. Is Doctors Without Borders a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization? Is my donation tax-deductible?

Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. is recognized as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 100 percent of your donation is tax-deductible.

Our Federal Tax ID number or Employer Identification Number (EIN) is 13-3433452. You can also view additional financial information about the organization.


05. Can I earmark my donation for a certain area/project?

We appreciate your interest in supporting our programs. While it is possible to have your gift directed toward a specific program or country where we are currently working, we ask that you contribute unrestricted funding. By not restricting your contribution for a specific emergency or project, you will enable us to allocate our resources more efficiently and where the needs are greatest.


02. Can I donate supplies as an in-kind donation?

Doctors Without Borders is unable to accept donations of supplies. Because the key to saving lives in an emergency is speed, it is our practice to have prepared, specialized, and uniform kits and other materials that are ready to go in the event of an emergency. Doctors Without Borders does all of the purchasing for these kits in advance and therefore cannot accept in-kind gifts such as medical equipment, drugs, food, or other materials for its operations.


10. Can I make my donation as a tribute in honor or memory of someone?

It is possible to make a donation in memory of someone or to commemorate a holiday, birthday, wedding, or other special occasion. At your request, a letter can be mailed to the gift recipient as notification of your contribution to Doctors Without Borders.

Please note that it can take up to four weeks for a tribute notification letter to reach the recipient. If you wish to send immediate notification of your gift, please consider making your contribution via e-card.