Donate with confidence
ATD Fourth World is certified by the Charte du don en confiance, an organization that monitors charitable organizations. The Comite de la Charte is a nonprofit organization that verifies:
- the legal status and management,
- the accountability standards,
- the quality of fundraising efforts,
- the financial transparency of nonprofit organizations.
In accordance with the 06/01/1978 law on privacy and electronic data, you may write to us to have access to any information concerning you kept in our databases, and ask for their correction or removal. In accordance with our own charter on financial ethics, your personal information will not be sold, exchanged, or communicated to any other organization. It remains exclusively for the use of ATD Fourth World.
The tax code permits any taxpayer to deduct up to 66% of their charitable donations on their annual income, up to 20% of their taxable income (article 200 of the CGI), and a tax deduction equal to 75% of the amount donated for IFI, up to 50,000 euros (article 885-ov bis A of the CGI). For income taxes, if donations in a calendar year surpass 20% of taxable income, it is possible to transfer the excess deductions over the following five years.
Our Financial Ethics
Excerpts of the international financial code of ethics.
Some key points specifically guide our financial ethics:
- the dignity of every person and the equal dignity of all human beings;
- the importance of building connections between people, and valuing the participation and contributions of each person;
- the search for a society not based on the overwhelming power of money.
We do not allow calls for funding from the general public whose messages would be inconsistent with our values and our actions, or would risk undermining the dignity of the people who live in poverty and exclusion. We reject any arguments or illustrations that are focused on the misery of poverty.
We do not exchange, sell, or rent the mailing lists of our members, donors, and friends, nor do we purchase any mailing lists.
The main decision makers within ATD Fourth World are either Volunteer Corps members or unpaid volunteers. Volunteer Corps members, regardless of their tasks and levels of responsibility, choose to live a simple lifestyle and receive modest salaries that take into account the number of family members and local living conditions.
The allocation of resources is carried out in strict accordance with the will of the donor. The ATD Fourth World Foundation manages and allocates our financial reserves.
ATD Fourth World works to achieve the greatest financial transparency. In line with this policy, ATD Fourth World national teams participate whenever possible in organizations or groups that certify financial accountability for the general public.