By providing financial support for Fondation Mérieux you are contributing to our work in the fight against infectious diseases around the world, helping to ensure that projects can be deployed which will have a long term impact. Donations received by Fondation Mérieux are directly allocated to these ongoing programmes.
Fondation Mérieux is a family foundation which is recognised as being of public interest. As such, it is authorised to accept financial support from private donors and patronage from other legal entities (companies and other bodies).
You are a private individual
Fondation Mérieux is legally authorised to accept legacies and donations which enable certain taxation advantages. At present you are authorised to deduct 66% of the total amount of your donation from your income tax, to a threshold limit of 20% of your taxable income.
ISF (Impôt de Solidarité sur la Fortune / Wealth Tax): Donations made to Fondation Mérieux can be deducted from ISF payments to the amount of 75% of the value of the donation. The Foundation may also accept cash payments and donations from listed companies. The annual ceiling per donor is 50,000 Euros.
You represent an organisation
Fondation Mérieux is legally authorised to accept patronage from companies and other entities. Such patronage enables a taxation deduction of 60% of the value of the sum donated, within a threshold limit of 0.5% of the annual turnover. Fondation Mérieux may accept patronage in the form of cash but equally in the form of intangible contribution (making employees available or transferring certain skills, for example).