General Secretariat

Protecting Children and Uniting Families Across Borders for 98 years

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Your support to ISS activities is essential as you help us to protect families and children.


3'000.- CHF

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


35’000.- CHF

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


45’000.- CHF

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

 90'000.- CHF

Are necessary to conduct a one year study dealing with a specific law topic related to child protection such as, for example, Advocating and Developing principles for a better protection of children’s rights in cross-border surrogacy.


125'000.- CHf

Are necessary on a yearly basis to cover the operation costs of strengthening and increasing the resource mobilization and communication capacities of ISS Secretariat and the ISS Network.


150'000.- CHF

Are necessary to provide child protection assistance and advice to national authorities and cover training costs of residential care staff in a selected country to strengthen their capacity to give adapted care to disabled children and develop a life project. These children will then have a better opportunity to leave the institutions and grow up in a family environment. (2-year project)


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

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).

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.

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: Address your check to KBFUS, write "Friends of the International Social Service General Secretariat" in the memo section of the check, and send it to KBFUS at 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10020.
  • Gifts by credit card:
  • Gifts by wire transfer or to contribute other types of property: Contact KBFUS via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (212) 713-7660.​


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.

Paypal or Credit Card


Bank transfer CHF UBS S.A., Case postale, CH-1211 Genève 2
Account number: 279-C0145731.0
IBAN : CH58 0027 9279 C014 5731 0
Bank transfer EUR UBS S.A., Case postale, CH-1211 Genève 2
Account number: 279-HU196944.6
IBAN: CH26 0027 9279 HU 19 6944 6

Please indicate the following beneficiary:
International Social Service, General Secretariat, Quai du Seujet 32, CH-1201 Geneva

If you have any questions regarding the procedure to donate, please do not hesitate to contact the ISS General Secretariat on +41 (0)22 906 77 00 or write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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