All ways to give

MSF's social worker, Sandra, welcomes a patient at Notre-Dame de Caramel Reference Health Center in Goma, North Kivu. Many people living with HIV in Goma face socio-economic difficulties that prevent them from properly following their treatment despite the free medical care provided by MSF. Stigmatisation, social exclusion and poverty are all realities that can push some patients to stop taking their treatment. These challenges can also be acute for survivors of sexual violence, street children and sex workers, who are often particularly vulnerable and marginalised in DRC.

Private, individual donations made by people like you make up over 90 per cent of the money we raise. This style of fundraising means Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) acts independently – not reliant on government or institutional funding – and our teams can respond quickly to reach people most in need of medical care. 

There are many ways you can give, other than a single or monthly donation. Whether it’s creating your own fundraising event, being sponsored to take part in your favourite activity, donating in your will or in honour of someone else, there are countless ways to help – on your own or by engaging your friends, family and community. You choose and control the type, scale and complexity of your event, in line with your skills, interests and what is do-able for you.

Idlib province, impact of earthquakes. Syria, 2023 © Omar Haj Kadour

Minutes matter: Help MSF provide emergency care

In emergencies, every minute counts for people in immediate need of medical support.

Your impact: Hear from our staff

Different ways for individuals to give

Online donations

Become a donor and help us provide medical care.

Gift in honour

Support MSF while celebrating someone you love.

A patient with breast cancer receives the prescribed medication from an MSF nurse at Point G University Hospital. The nurse explains the dosage and possible side effects. — Une patiente atteinte d’un cancer du sein reçoit les médicaments qui lui sont prescrits et l’infirmière MSF lui explique la posologie et les possibles effets secondaires.

Leave a gift in your will

Interested in leaving a legacy gift that will help us continue to provide medical care for people in need? We’ve got information on legal guidance and wording as well as how to calculate your potential gift. Our dedicated planned giving staff will work with you and answer any questions you may have.

Nizeyimana Seleman, MSF water and sanitation manager in the Jamtoli camp for Rohingya refugees, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. MSF water and sanitation teams ensure that communities living near the Jamtoli and Hakimpara health facilities have adequate access to chlorinated water and sanitation facilities. To protect the Rohingya refugees from outbreaks of water-borne disease, MSF teams also construct water and sanitation infrastructure like handwashing points, bathing, and toilet facilities. In addition, Seleman and his team ensure proper disposal of organic and medical waste from MSF’s healthcare centres in Jamtoli and Hakimpara. Flooding and stagnant water during the rainy season poses a challenge for MSF teams. In order to safeguard the health of Rohingya and local communities, our water and sanitation teams are always on alert for any outbreaks such as acute watery diarrhoea, by ensuring sanitation facilities in the camps and in our health centres remain functional, with adequate hygiene.

Major Giving

With an annual, cumulative contribution of $10,000 or more, our major giving supporters help provide MSF offer emergency care where people need it most. If you would like more information, our dedicated Major Giving team is here to assist you.

Gulnaz plays with her daughter at her brother’s house. She has travelled to her relatives’ place in Peshawar to get her treatment due to the unavailability of medicines, the treatment is not available in Pakistan. in Peshawar, Pakistan, on 26 May 2022.

Foundation giving

Support from Canadian foundations helps MSF maintain our independence and bring medical care to people who need it most. Our staff are happy to help you find a fit to match your goals with our patients’ needs.

Doctor Ebel Saavedra and health promoter Uliana Esteves cross Lake Tefé by boat for a health promotion activity in the Abial neighborhood of Tefé, in the state of Amazonas, Brazil.

Corporate partnerships

A partnership with MSF is a win-win. You help support us to bring medical care to people around the world and at the same time find new ways to engage your employees and customers with a cause that’s meaningful to them. See what kinds of partnerships other organizations have developed with us and learn how you can get started.

Donor support & FAQs

Our donor policies, tax receipts, warnings of donor scams, frequently asked questions and contact info for any further donor-related questions or help you need.


Why support MSF

Thousands of Canadians generously support MSF, sharing our values and our commitment to assist people facing crises around the world. We are also committed to working as efficiently as possible and maintaining transparency about how we spend the money you donate for medical humanitarian care.

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