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Your donations fund our actions! Please read our Q&A section to learn more about how Libraries Without Borders uses your donation to fund systemic change and help vulnerable communities around the world.

How is my donation used?

Giving to Libraries Without Borders is simple. Donate here!

Your donation expands our efforts to increase access to education, information and culture for the most vulnerable populations around the world.

Your donation provides support for the implementation of LWB’s various programs as well as our day-to-day operations. LWB reserves the right to allocate your donation according to our organization’s needs and priorities in a manner that promotes efficiency and flexibility.

LWB offers several ways to donate:

  • Regular and one-time contributions
  • Gifts in kind (our French team collects books, CDs and DVDs)
  • Corporate sponsorships

En faisant un don régulier, vous vous engagez dans la durée aux côtés de BSF et vous nous permettez d’avoir plus de visibilité et de stabilité budgétaire. Votre soutien est essentiel pour le bon développement de notre association. Pour faire un don régulier, il vous suffit de choisir l’option “Je donne chaque mois” sur notre page de don en ligne.

We regularly inform our donors of BSF’s activities through a newsletter sent out by email. You can at any moment choose not to receive this newsletter by telling us so through the “Unsubscribe” link. More personalized and detailed information is offered to our most loyal donors.

The safety of my donation

BSF holds an IDEAS label, which testifies that our organization complies with the Good Practices Guide that covers governance, management, financial transparency and efficiency of actions.

BSF’s  accounts and actions are controlled by:
– our Commissioner of accounts,
– the IDEAS label’s committee
– our supervising ministries (Interior, Education, Social Affairs, Youth and Sports, Work and professional training)
– the territorial collectivities that finance us: townships, departments, regions, the State, the European Union

In 2015, 82% of BSF’s budget was dedicated to our social missions.

Your payment on this website is entirely secure. All the banking-related informations surrounding the payment are totally secure. They are never kept in our computer systems. Thanks to the TLS encryption of your bank details, you are assured of the reliability of your online transactions.

You can mail your donation. To do so, print and fill out this form and send it to this address: Bibliothèques Sans Frontières, 8 rue de Valmy, 93100 Montreuil, along with your payment by check or in cash.

In France, the January 6, 1978 loi informatique et libertés allows you to access your personal information and request that our services modify or suppress it via this contact form or over the phone.

If you are changing your bank information we invite you to tell us as soon as possible by contacting the donors service through the contact form.

Yes, you must communicate your new coordinates with us via the contact form, so that the tax receipt addressed to you may find you. In keeping with the informatique et libertés law, all information you give BSF will remain confidential.

Just use the contact form to pass on this request. In the hope of improving our relations with our donors, we invite you to indicate to us the reason(s) that led you to this decision.

Tax deduction

In France, when you make a donation to LWB (a recognised organization of general interest) and you declare it, you can benefit from a tax reduction of 66% of the amount of your donation (up to a limit of 20% of the taxable income for the year of the deed of donation). Thus, a donation of 100 € will in fact cost you 34 €, provided of course that it is taxable.

In the United States, Libraries Without Borders is a tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law.

For French citizens, you must attach your tax receipt to your tax return and indicate the amount of your donations on the UF line of your form located on the 4th page.

To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. We’ll send it to you upon successful completion of your donation.

For donations by check or cash, LWB will send you your tax receipt within one month by e-mail (or, if you do not have an e-mail address, by post), upon receipt of your donation. For regular donors, a global annual receipt is sent to them during the first quarter of the following year.

Of course, all you have to do is send your request via the contact form and a copy will be sent to you.