Your support to ISS activities is essential as you contribute positively to the well being of children and their families.

Examples of activities you support

Below are examples of how we leverage donations for maximum impact.

General support

  • to protect, reunite, and mediate children, families, and individuals separated as a consequence of cross border migration.

Cross border social case​

  • is the cost of an individual cross border social case management to the benefit of a family facing social difficulties.

Alternative care

  • to conduct a national study on the root causes of placement of children in residential care institutions.

Evaluating adoption & child protection systems

  • to cover the complete evaluation of an adoption and child protection system in a developing country in order to enhance its legal framework.

Technical training

  • to offer 25 social workers and other children’s rights experts an annual training seminar to improve their knowledge and expertise.

"A better future is possible" project


Whenever you make a donation to ISS, you will be provided with a receipt entitling you to a tax deduction

Tax treatment of donations in Switzerland

Direct federal tax
  • Individuals: donations made to charities headquartered in Switzerland may be deducted from the Swiss direct federal tax (art. 33, LIFD). Payments made over the course of a fiscal year must be no less than 100 francs and no more than 20% of the individual’s net income.
  • Legal entities: donations are tax-deductible up to 20% of the legal entity’s net profit (art. 59, LIFD).
Direct cantonal and municipal taxes

Donations made to charities are tax-deductible up to the limit determined by cantonal law (art. 9, LIHD). As an example, for the Geneva Canton, the limit is 20% of the net income. For the Vaud Canton, this is the same (donation must be greater than 100 francs).

Tax treatment of donations in EU & USA

Tax treatment of donations in the EU

ISS benefits from a system of cross-border donations (Transnational Giving Europe) allowing donors, both corporations and individuals, resident in one of the participating countries, to financially support non-profit organisations in other member countries, while benefiting directly from the tax advantages provided for in the legislation of their country of residence. Please contact us in order to receive more information.

Tax treatment of donations in the USA

U.S.-based donors can make tax deductible contributions to the “Friends of the International Social Service General Secretariat” 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 IRC, 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 check: Write your check to KBFUS, write «International Social Service Network» in the memo section of the check, and send it to KBFUS, 551 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2400, New York, NY 10176.
  • Gifts by wire transfer or to contribute other types of property: Email KBFUS at: or phone (212) 713 7660.
  • Gifts by credit card, PayPal, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Venmo. Follow this link to

Thank you for your support!

In order to make a donation, please select the method that is most convenient for you. Please note that your donation is in general tax deductible.


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Please indicate the following beneficiary:

Servicio Social Internacional
General Secretariat
Quai du Seujet 32
1201 Geneva

If you have any questions regarding the procedure to donate, please do not hesitate to contact the ISS General Secretariat:
+41 22 906 77 00

Donors & supporters

Thank you to everyone who supports us, including the following:


Their generosity makes our work possible


The organisations supporting us


The ISS/IRC receives financial support from the following countries:

Generous individuals

Our private donors

ISS count on the support of many private individual donors who do not wish to be mentioned by name.