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Corporate gift acceptance policy

Our policy is designed to ensure our independence, neutrality, and impartiality.

Effective as of April 2016

At the core of our work is a commitment to independence, neutrality, and impartiality. These principles make it possible for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams to gain access to those who urgently need medical care, and to remain safe while providing this care.

Due to the potential conflict between receiving donations from certain corporations and the fulfillment of our humanitarian goals, we have established the following fundraising practices policy:


MSF-USA is authorized to solicit and accept funds from corporations (including companies, multinational corporations, corporate foundations, small businesses, and other corporate entities) except those from excluded industries as outlined in this section.

MSF will not accept contributions from companies and their respective corporate foundations as well as entities that lobby on their behalf, whose core activities may be in direct conflict with the goals of the medical humanitarian work of MSF or which may limit MSF's ability to provide humanitarian assistance in any way.

Excluded companies include those that derive a significant portion of their income from the production and/or sale of tobacco, alcohol, arms, pharmaceuticals (including: medicines, medical equipment, therapeutic foods, diagnostic and biotechnical materials, and research), and/or mineral, oil, gas, or other extractive industries.

Excluded contributions include: (a) outright gift of cash, (b) corporate events, (c) donations of goods and services, (d) sponsorship or partnerships, (e) company matching gifts, and (f) recognition gifts.

The use of the MSF logo by a corporate partner must be restricted to appropriate uses only, and care should be taken to ensure that MSF's name and reputation is not harmed or diluted by excessive or inappropriate promotion.

MSF reserves the right to refuse donations from any corporate entity.

If you’d like to partner with us or if you have any questions about our Corporate Gift Acceptance Policy, please contact Mick Jower via or call 212.763.5745.