Bequests are an essential part of our private funding. In 2013, they made up almost half of our total income from individual donors.
Leaving a legacy to the ICRC is an excellent way to ensure people get the aid they desperately need. It also means that your support for the values of solidarity and sharing will live on after you. Last year for instance, a bequest enabled the ICRC to finance a quarter of its relief operations in the south Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Bopha.
Every gift can make a difference
Ask for our bequests booklet, or contact Marie-Jo Girod, our bequests and donations manager, and find out how you can bring hope to people in need.
The ICRC is exempt from taxation on bequests in most Swiss Cantons.
In the United States, Germany and France there are also tax exemptions. Please contact us for more information on +41 22 730 33 76.