We build strategic partnerships with corporates, trusts and foundations that save lives every day by supporting the work of MSF teams around the world.
We view philanthropy as a constitutive part of beneficiating our life-saving work in the field: It enables MSF SA to forge a narrative that it is flexible in its funding modalities, to take risks and foster innovation in its interventions. We recognise that while formal and informal philanthropy has been socially ingrained in Africa’s existence, there is an increasing opportunity for home-grown formalised philanthropy. A socially impactful organisation such as MSF can assist you to realise your philanthropic goal of providing vital medical care to those who need it most.
Your company can support the work of MSF
We want to build long-term and individual relationships with companies and foundations. 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. Our team will work closely with you to create a custom package, employee engagement, customer activation or campaign aligned with your company’s corporate social responsibility strategy.
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 Article 30 Section 18A of the Income Tax Act.
MSF is 98.5% privately funded, we do not rely on funding from any government. This financial independence safeguards our freedom of movement, allowing us to 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 means that we can act independently and safely in conflict situations, helping the most vulnerable people in the area. In Yemen for instance, we are one of the few medical actors still left in the country.
It also meant we could respond within hours to the devastating cyclones Idai and Kenneth that hit southern African countries Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi in March 2019 as well as the typhoon in the Philippines in 2018, because we were already working there. Without the generous support of our corporate and individual supporters, this would not have been possible.
Over the past 15 years, MSF has worked in South Africa to find better ways of reaching and treating people living with HIV and TB. Innovative models of care introduced by MSF, such as community ART groups, have now been adopted by the South African government as a national standard. MSF teams now 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).
To find out more about MSF SA’s strategic partnerships programme, please contact Samantha Ngcolomba on 011 403 4440 or email Samantha.Ngcolomba@joburg.msf.org.
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Our gift acceptance policy
MSF Southern Africa is part of the global MSF movement, at the core of our work is a commitment to independence, neutrality, and impartiality. These principles make it possible for our teams to gain access to those who urgently need medical care, and to remain safe while providing this care. These values also enable us to assist everyone regardless of gender, race or political background. Medical ethics and patient-centeredness are guiding principles. This makes MSF the unique organisation that it is.
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:
- Military and arms industry
- Tobacco and alcohol industry
- Pharmaceutical industry
- Extraction industry (oil, gas, mining)
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Southern Africa is grateful to its current corporate supporters. Visit the Partnership Supporters' page.