Doctors Without Borders (MSF) corporate, trust and foundation partners save lives every day by supporting the work of MSF teams around the world.

Support from individuals and companies really matters to MSF. It means we don't need to take money from governments, allowing us to remain independent, act quickly and go where the need is greatest.

For example, it meant that we were one of the first organisations to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and could swiftly scale up our operations when the disease spread.

It meant we could respond within hours to the devastating typhoon in the Philippines, and within minutes when the earthquake struck in Haiti (because we were already working there). Without the generous support of companies and individuals this would not have been possible.

In South Africa, the support of companies, trusts and foundations has helped MSF continue our work over the past 15 years to find better ways of reaching and treating people living with HIV and TB. Innovative models of care, such as community ART groups, have now been adopted by the South African government and are being rolled out nation-wide, allowing MSF teams to focus on finding new approaches to address hard-to-tackle challenges such as supporting adolescents living with HIV and treating extremely drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB).

Long-term relationships

We focus on building long-term and individual relationships with companies. By working with us on an ongoing basis, you can see the real impact of your support and allow us to plan for emergencies and react quickly when disaster strikes.

MSF is a registered and accredited Public Benefit Organisation (PBO 930025677) and Non-Profit Organisation (NPO 060-840) in South Africa and any donation to MSF is specifically exempted from donations tax as provided for in Acticle 30 Section 18A of the Income Tax Act.

You can support the work of MSF

African Corporate Leadership – Responding to Emergencies in Africa and Beyond

As many companies expand their operations across the continent, it is important that responsible corporate leadership and social investment keep pace with this growth. MSF’s work across Africa helps to save the lives of thousands of people every year and reaches some of the most vulnerable and crisis-affected populations on the continent. In the past five years, MSF has been active in 32 African countries, including countries in West Africa, North Africa, Central and East Africa and Southern Africa. Our corporate partners play a key role in this work. Partnering with MSF provides an opportunity to build and demonstrate strong African leadership and solidarity across the continent and beyond.

Corporate Social Investment and Direct Donations

Support MSF’s work in South Africa and around the world through grant, donation and in-kind contributions. Corporate, Trust and Foundation donors will be provided with regular updates and information, tax certificates and BEE certificates (South African projects only).

Employee Engagement

MSF supports match-giving and employee giving programmes.

Customer Activation

Cause-related marketing and customer fundraising campaigns provide crucial awareness-raising and funds for MSF and can be used to position the brand of a company by profiling your contribution to saving lives.

Individual Donations

Please contact us if you would like to make a significant individual donation or set up a partnership or annual giving commitment.

Electronic transfer/direct deposit:

Account name: Doctors Without Borders South Africa

Bank:                  Nedbank
Bank account:    1944209425
Branch code:      194405
Branch name:     Parktown
Our reference:    Please use your company name + contact number

To find out more about MSF SA’s donation programme, please contact Atlegang Matlala on 011 403 4440 or email Detailed budget and proposal are available on request.

Corporate Gift Acceptance Policy

At the core of MSF’s identity is a commitment to independence, neutrality and impartiality. These principles allow us to gain the acceptance of the local people in the countries where we work and to speak out when we see injustice. Ultimately, they are key to keeping our teams safe.

It is for this reason that we do not take funds from businesses working in industries that are in conflict with our humanitarian goals and values. MSF does not accept gifts from companies in the following categories:

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


Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Southern Africa is grateful to its current corporate supporters. Visit the Partnership Supporters' page