Tax efficient giving

We greatly value your support and believe in making the most effective use of your donation by giving you the opportunity to claim tax-advantages by your local tax authority. Please see below for a list of tax efficient gift options.


Giving from Switzerland

For donors with fiscal residency in Switzerland, donations made to the CERN & Society Foundation are in principle tax-deductible at a Federal and Canton level within exiting limits.  Please let us know if you need further information or a receipt for your donation.


Giving from the United States*   

Donors with fiscal residency in the United States can support our activities in a tax-efficient way and within applicable limits through a contribution to the CERN & Society Foundation US Fund at the King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS). Because KBFUS is a public charity, within the meaning of Sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code, donors may claim the maximum tax benefits allowed by U.S. tax law for their contributions.

If you wish to support us, here is how to proceed:

  • Gifts by cheque: Please make your cheque out to KBFUS, and write “CERN & Society Foundation US Fund” in the memo section of the cheque. The cheque can then be sent to:

The King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS)
10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10020

  • Gifts by credit card: Please go to the dedicated KBFUS webpage for the CERN & Society Foundation US Fund, select the amount you would like to contribute and click on the ‘Donate’ button.
  • Gifts by wire transfer or to contribute other types of property: Please contact KBFUS at: or telephone +01 (212) 713 7660.

*The CERN & Society Foundation is certified equivalent to a U.S. public charity by NGOsource.


Giving from other countries

CERN & Society Foundation is part of the Transnational Giving Europe (TGE) network, allowing a secured and tax-effective cross-border giving framework. Donors with fiscal residency in 18 European countries can safely contribute to the CERN & Society Foundation, while benefiting from the tax reduction in their countries of residence. For more information about the process, please see here.
If your country is not included in the TGE network, please contact the CERN Partnerships & Fundraising Section to discuss the possibility of tax-efficient giving from your jurisdiction.