Fundraisers like you are vital for Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

Without your support we wouldn’t be able to provide life-saving medical care where it's needed most, so we want to do whatever we can to support you. To help you get started we've put together these frequently asked questions.

Setting up a fundraising page on iDonate is an easy way for your supporters to sponsor you, and allows you to regularly update your page with photos and an activity  blog.

We have MSF-branded materials to help with your fundraising. If you’d like to order some fundraising materials, please email

MSF does not buy allocated places in any organised sporting event. MSF runners in events such as the London Marathon will have obtained places through the ballot system. If you have your own place and would like to use the opportunity to raise funds for MSF then do get in touch. We have running vests that you can use during your training and on the day of the race.

We are able to respond to crises quickly around the world because of the unrestricted funding we receive from our generous supporters, this allows us to distribute funds where the need is greatest. This means there is no delay in mobilising, no waiting for government funds to be released and no lag as donation appeals are launched; we can act immediately.

If however, you prefer to allocate your donation to a specific country or crisis we will do our best to facilitate this. As long as we are able to accept money for that country or crisis then this shouldn’t be a problem. Please contact us for further details.

Our logo provides our staff in the field with a level of protection because it represents our key principles of independence, neutrality and impartiality. For this reason, we’ve created a separate fundraising logo which can be used by individuals organising events. Please ensure the logo is not altered in any way and is representing MSF correctly. 

Download a copy of our logo. 

If you are a commercial organisation you are required to ask for permission to use our logo, please email us.

Collecting sponsorship from companies is a great way of increasing your sponsorship. Many companies offer a Matched Giving service where they match all the sponsorship raised by the staff. 

Please be aware that as a humanitarian medical aid organisation, we strongly believe that we must not accept gifts from corporations or industries whose activities are in conflict with our humanitarian goals and values. These include:

  • Arms manufacturing and selling
  • Tobacco manufacturing and selling
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Extraction industry

You can read more about this in our corporate gift acceptance policy.

The easiest way to pay in your funds is to send a cheque made payable to ‘Médecins Sans Frontières' along with a covering letter to:

Médecins Sans Frontières
9 Upper Baggot Street
Dublin 4

Alternatively, you can make a donation over the phone by calling our offices on +353 (0)1 660 3337  and asking to speak to a member of the Fundraising Team.


You can donate to MSF here.

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If you have any other questions about fundraising for us, please do get in touch by email at or by calling our fundraising team on +353 (0)1 660 3337.