Our funds are raised through private contributors - the vast majority are people like you. 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. Read more about why some people choose to give. It’s also possible for corporations to provide support.
As an independent organisation that relies solely on our donors for funding, your support is absolutely crucial to Médecins Sans Frontières’ ability to provide medical assistance to millions of people throughout the world. Whether our teams are assisting casualties of war, people in danger from deadly epidemics or natural disasters, victims of sexual violence or patients excluded from health care; the funding we receive from our donors helps us stay flexible, responsive and ready to act swiftly in times of crisis. Read more here
- Become a regular monthly donor - Our Field Partners make regular monthly donations enabling Médecins Sans Frontières to plan ahead, fund operations and respond rapidly to emergencies.
- Make a one-off donation.
- Include a gift in your will - Make a lasting impression, it's easy to add Médecins Sans Frontières to your Will.
- Make a donation in memory of someone special.
- Special Occasions - Send a donation in lieu of a gift for birthdays, weddings and any other special occasion.
- Community Fundraisers - Raise funds on behalf of Médecins Sans Frontières.
Yes. Médecins Sans Frontières is endorsed by the Australian Tax Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient organisation. All donations made in Australia to Médecins Sans Frontières Australia over $2 are tax deductible.
Yes you will. For a one-off donation you will receive an instant receipt via email. For monthly gifts, tax receipts are sent annually, towards the end of July. Please keep your address details updated so we can ensure you receive your tax receipt.
We appreciate that some of our supporters may have a particular interest in a country or program in which we work. While in some (rare) circumstances 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 need is greatest.
Médecins Sans Frontières 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, specialised, and uniform kits and other materials that are ready to go in the event of an emergency. Médecins Sans Frontières 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.
There are a number of ways you can increase your regular donation. You can call our office on 1300 13 60 61; send an e-mail to our office at [email protected] with the details of how much you would like to increase it by; Or post the details with the new amount to our office address - PO Box 847, Broadway NSW 2007.
In lieu of flowers, you can arrange to honour a friend or loved one with a memorial gift to Médecins Sans Frontières. You can either set up a memorial fund in memory of a friend or loved one, or make a donation in memory of someone special. Please visit the Giving in Memory page to find out how.
Yes they can! It is a very kind and meaningful way for you to support and raise awareness of our work and we appreciate your selfless action. See our detailed information on how to organise celebration gifts for Médecins Sans Frontières.
Please refer to your mailings to find your supporter number. You can also call our office on 1300 13 60 61 or you can send an e-mail to our office address - office(at)sydney.msf.org and ask us for your supporter number. You will need to provide identifying information so we can find your number for you.
About Medecins Sans Frontieres
No, Médecins Sans Frontières does not have any religious or political affiliations. We carry out our work and assist those in need regardless of race, religion, gender or political affiliation. We remain completely independent so that we have greater freedom to go where we are needed and to speak out about the suffering and injustice we see in the course of our work.
Yes, Médecins Sans Frontières encourages and supports Workplace Giving gifts from many companies. Please refer to the Workplace Giving section of this website for more information on corporate support.
Yes, Médecins Sans Frontières encourages and supports matched gifts from many companies. Please refer to Matching Gifts section of this website for more information on corporate support.
Yes you can! Thank you for your interest in organising a fundraising event for Médecins Sans Frontières. Fundraising events are a fun and interesting way for you to support and raise awareness of our work and we appreciate your efforts on our behalf. See our detailed information on how to organise a fundraiser for Médecins Sans Frontières.
We regret that we are not able to give out or sell Médecins Sans Frontières t-shirts to people who are not directly involved with our organisation. Médecins Sans Frontières t-shirts are the uniform of our staff in the field and clearly identify the wearer in this context as a humanitarian aid worker. Understandably this means we unfortunately cannot give or sell our t-shirts to supporters. Médecins Sans Frontières Australia does not currently sell any other merchandise or items.
Privacy and communications
The online donations area of the Médecins Sans Frontières Australia website is fully secure. This area of the site can be identified by the page’s address which begins with "https". All these pages are encrypted using SSL before transmission.
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