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For more than 50 years, MSF has provided medical humanitarian aid to people impacted by conflict, natural disasters, epidemics and more. We depend on our donors to help fund the lifesaving care we bring to those most in need around the world.

You can read about the many ways to give below, or visit our donation form to make a one-time or monthly contribution online.

Popular ways to give

Donate online

Support our life-saving work with a one-time donation.

Give monthly

As a recurring donor, you play a vital role in ensuring that we are ready to save lives at a moment's notice.

Donate by mail

Simply print, complete, and mail in one of our short donation forms.

Fundraise for us

Looking for a way to be a part of the MSF movement?

Make a donation to honor someone

Our Tribute program is a wonderful way to show your support for our work around the world, while also honoring family and friends.

Join the Partner program

Become a Partner and you'll be brought closer to our lifesaving work through special opportunities.

Companies and foundations

Corporate support

Thanks to the independent support and generosity of companies like yours, our teams can provide emergency medical care where it’s needed most.

Foundation support

Our foundation donors are vital to our work, making it possible for us to provide lifesaving care in over 60 countries around the world.

Workplace giving & matching gifts

An easy way to give, and an easy way to increase your impact.

Planned Giving and Major Giving

Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) donations

We’ve made it easy to initiate your grant recommendation.

Donate stock and mutual funds

Your gift of stocks can save lives.

Qualified Charitable Distributions

If you’re 70-1/2 or older, you can donate up to $100,000 per tax year directly from an Individual Retirement Account (IRA).

Legacy giving

A planned gift is a lasting investment that ensures our ability to provide medical aid to people caught in crisis.

Major giving

With a cumulative contribution of $25,000 or more over two years, the support of our major donors provides MSF with the ability to provide care where it's needed most

Donor Services

Get a receipt, update your info, or contact us.

Visit Donor Services

Donation FAQs

General donation questions

Please see the following list of when you will receive your donation receipt:

  • One-time donation: You will receive it in the mail between 3-4 weeks from the date of your gift.
  • Online donation: You will receive an email confirmation within the hour of your gift, in addition to a printed copy sent in the mail between 3-4 weeks.
  • Field Partner Program: You will automatically receive your total annual contribution at the end of each fiscal year (typically during the last week of January/first week of February).
  • Contribution of Stock: We received your gift without your contact information. To make sure we thank you for your donation and document it accordingly, please send an email containing your name, address, and the details of your stock to william.donas@newyork.msf.org.

If you have not received your acknowledgement or tax receipt within the time frames listed above, please fill out the request a receipt form, or contact our Donor Services team by calling us toll-free at 1.888.392.0392, daily 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. EST, so that we can send it right away.

It can take up to four weeks for your recipient(s) to receive notification by mail. If it has been longer, please send an email to donations@newyork.msf.org and we will be sure to send the acknowledgement right away.  

Please note that tribute gifts submitted after December 5th may take longer to receive in the mail, in which you may want to consider sending an e-Card for an immediate notification.  

For more information, please visit our Make a Donation to Honor Someone page.

Our Federal Identification Number, or Employer Identification Number (EIN), is 13-3433452.

To update your credit card information, or if you are using a checking or savings account, please contact our Donor Services team by calling us toll-free at 1.888.392.0392, daily from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. EST and we can quickly update your information. 

We thank you for your continued support to Doctors Without Borders.

To change your recurring donation amount you can do so by either of the following:

We thank you for your continued support to Doctors Without Borders.

We are grateful for your commitment to be a recurring donor and helping us prepare to save lives at a moment's notice. 

If you wish to update, suspend, or cancel your pledge you can: 

We understand that financial situations can change, in which you have the option to decrease the amount to be more manageable (please note that the minimum is $10.00), suspend your pledge so that it restarts at a time that is more convenient for you, or change your monthly donation to an annual or quarterly pledge.  

No matter the amount, your reoccurring donation makes it easier for us to be prepared for whatever emergency or crisis our team responds to. Again, we are grateful for your support and helping us save lives. 

Our outbound mailing schedule can be tailored to meet your needs, whether it be quarterly, once a year, or none at all.  

To change your preferences, you can either: 

Please note that updates may require 6-8 weeks to take effect, as our mailing lists are compiled in advance. 

To contact Doctors Without Borders please see the following:

For mailed donations, please send them to our main processing center at: 

Doctors Without Borders - USA
PO Box 5030
Hagerstown, MD 21741-5030 

Our office headquarters are located at: 

40 Rector St., 16th Floor 
New York, NY 10006 

Phone: 212.679.6800 
Fax: 212.679.7016 

For further assistance please refer to our Contact Us page, or by calling our Donor Service team at (212)-763-5779 daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST.

Doctors Without Borders respects the privacy of all our supporters and promotes transparency in everything we do. We do not sell or rent our mailing list to other organizations that solicit donations or sell any products; however, we exchange portions of our mailing list with select non-profit organizations with an agreement to keep donor information confidential. We do this to further reduce our fundraising costs, increase our efficiency, and most importantly improve your experience. 

If you prefer not to have your personal information disclosed in this manner, please contact our Donor Services Department at donations@newyork.msf.org, call us at 212.763.5779, or write to us by postal mail sent to Doctors Without Borders, Attn: Donor Services, 40 Rector St., 16th Floor, New York, NY 10006. 

For more information, please see us Privacy Policy.

Doctors Without Borders values the security and safety of all our field staff workers and it is our policy that we cannot verify employment. We acknowledge that there has been an increase in fraudulent activities on social network sites and we strongly advise against responding to requests for financial assistance. 

Preventative measures, such as routine online and media monitoring, are being conducted by our teams to protect supporters like you from running into any fraudulent situations.  

If you would like more information about our reported scams, please visit our Online Scams page. 

Financial accountability

Yes, Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. is recognized as an international nonprofit organization/NGO under the Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3).

Our Federal Tax ID number or Employer Identification Number (EIN) is 13-3433452.

For more information, please visit our Financial Information page.

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

Our Federal Tax ID number, or Employer Identification Number (EIN), is 13-3433452.  

For more information, please visit our Financial Information page. 

In 2020, Doctors Without Borders revenue was over $540 million – raised through private contributors, such as individuals, foundations, and corporations. 

In the interests of maintaining our independence and neutrality, Doctors Without Borders has not received or solicited funding from the US government since 2002. Internationally, we limit government funding to less than 20 percent of total funds raised. We strive to keep this figure as low as possible and currently it is at 2.8%. 

We have also established a corporate gift acceptance policy to alleviate the potential conflict between corporations or industries whose core activities may be in direct conflict with—or jeopardize—the goals of our medical humanitarian work, or in any way limit our ability to provide humanitarian assistance.  

These businesses include those that derive income from the production or sale of the following: 

  • Tobacco 
  • Alcohol 
  • Arms 
  • Pharmaceuticals (medicines, medical equipment, diagnostic and biotechnical materials, and research) 
  • Extractive industries (mineral, oil, or gas) 

For more information, please visit our Financial Reports page, or email Donor Services at donations@newyork.msf.org and we can further assist you.

85 cents of every dollar support our programs.  

Since 1995, Doctors Without Borders has maintained allocating more than 85 percent of its expenditure to its program activities. We strive to minimize fundraising and administrative costs, in which just 14 percent is spent on fundraising costs, and 1 percent on management.   

For more specific information about how we spend our donor funds, please visit our Financial Information page and see our annual reports

Other ways to donate

We are grateful that you have considered Doctors Without Borders for your donation of medical equipment, drugs, food, or other materials for our operations, however, we are unable to accept these donations.  

After decades of experience, we’ve determined the best way to respond within moments’ notice is to have prepared, specialized, and uniform kits that are ready to go in the event of an emergency. These standardized emergency kits can get into the hands of our teams much more efficiently than if we had to manage the sorting, packing, and allocation of many different types of supplies. 

We recommend that you contact your local charitable organizations, which are often better equipped to distribute items to those in need within your community, or by visiting guidestar.org to find a suitable organization that accepts gifts in-kind. 

We thank you again for your support and consideration. 

While Doctors Without Borders USA can only accept gifts in US dollars, we do have several offices around the world to give in your local currency.  

Please refer to our Offices Around the World page for further direction. 

Yes! Fundraising events are a great way to raise awareness and support for our medical work. For more resources and information on how to organize a fundraiser for Doctors Without Borders, visit our fundraising page. 

If you’d like to speak to our fundraising staff about an event, contact us at 212.655.3759 or fundraisers@newyork.msf.org.

To donate in honor or memory of someone you can: 

  • Fill out our online form here
  • Call our Donor Services team toll-free at 1.888.392.0392 daily from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. EST
  • Or send an email to donations@newyork.msf.org

Please note that it can take up to four weeks for a tribute notification letter to arrive. If you would like notification of a tribute donation to get to your recipient more quickly, please consider sending an ecard by visiting our Tribute Gift Donation page. After submitting your request, you will receive an email confirmation along with an official acknowledgement/tax receipt. 

For more information, please visit our tribute giving page, tribute acceptance guidelines, or by contacting Donor Services at (212) 763-5779 or donations@newyork.msf.org if we may be of any further assistance.

Yes, you can support our operations through your donor-advised fund (DAF).  

Please visit our Donor-Advised Funds page for more information.

Yes, giving appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual funds is one of the most beneficial ways to donate to Doctors Without Borders. By simply transferring them into our account, the total value of the stock upon transfer is tax-deductible. There is no requirement to pay any capital gains taxes on the appreciation.  

To learn more about donating stocks, or to submit a stock gift form, visit our Donate Stocks page.  

You may also contact William Donas from Donor Services at 212.847.3158 or william.donas@newyork.msf.org for more assistance.

Yes, anyone giving a total of $25,000 or more within one calendar year can be part of our Major Gifts program.  

To learn more about the benefits, please visit our Major Giving Page.

Yes, a planned gift helps ensure Doctors Without Borders ability to respond to the challenges we face in the future. We have a wide range of planned gift options for you to choose from.

Please visit our Legacy Giving page for more information about your options, or by reaching out to Beth Golden or Lauren Ford in our planned giving office: 

Beth Golden, Assistant Director, Planned Giving Administration
Phone: 212.655.3771 
Email: beth.golden@newyork.msf.org 

Lauren Ford, Associate Director, Planned Giving 
Phone: 212.763.5750 
Email: lauren.ford@newyork.msf.org

To become a reoccurring Field Partner, you can: 

This sustaining gift is automatically transferred from a credit card or bank account and can be adjusted or suspended at any time. No matter the amount, you can be confident that your support will have a serious impact as it ensures the continuation of our operations and rapid response to emergencies throughout the world.

Matching gift donations support Doctors Without Borders mission and can double or even triple the impact of our medical care around the world.  

Companies use various procedures by which employees can request matching gifts, however some companies that do not align with the goals and mission of Doctors Without Borders will not be matched. To check if your employer matches, please use our Matching Gift Finder on our Workplace Giving and Matching Gift page.  

Since each company has a different set of instructions for matching an employee gift, please see your company’s human resources department if you have questions about their matching gift policy. 

To learn more about our guidelines and policies, please visit our Corporate Gift Acceptance Policy page.

The Multiyear Initiative encourages supporters to make significant long-term commitments to Doctors Without Borders. By making a multiyear commitment, donors help provide a predictable revenue stream that better serves our ability to respond rapidly to emergencies. 

To join this initiative, donors are asked to pledge a minimum of $5,000 per year for a three-to-five-year period. Your donations can be given quarterly or annually, in equal or increasing installments, whichever meets your desired needs and preferences. 

To learn more, please visit our Multiyear Initiative page.

Yes, you can earmark your donation toward a specific program or country that we are working in; however, we ask that you consider contributing unrestricted funds so we can allocate our resources more efficiently where needs are the greatest. Our ability to provide rapid and targeted medical care to emergencies would not have been possible without the ongoing general support from our donors.  

If you wish to restrict your donation, please send an email to donations@newyork.msf.org stating which country or program you would like the funds directed. In your email, please include your name, full address, and the amount of your donation to ensure your gift is redirected for your desired operation.

If we are unable to earmark your donation to your desired country or operation, we will contact you further to discuss other options.

We thank you for your continued support to MSF and our operations.

How you can help

Not everyone can treat patients in the field. But everyone can do something.

Some humanitarian crises make the headlines—others don’t. Unrestricted support from our donors allows us to mobilize quickly and efficiently to provide lifesaving medical care to the people who need it most, whether those needs are in the spotlight or not. And your donation is 100 percent tax-deductible.

We need your support to continue this lifesaving work

We need your support to continue this lifesaving work

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