Make a donation within Europe

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Are you a European taxpayer?

You can make a donation to the Tara Foundation through Transnational Giving Europe (TGE). Transnational Giving Europe (TGE).

TGE is a network of major European foundations and charitable organizations enabling internatio-nal donations under the best fiscal and security conditions.

TGE allows donors — individuals and companies — taxed in one of the partner countries (listed below) to support the Tara Foundation and receive tax benefits provided by the legislation in their country of residence.

Countries concerned: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lux-embourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom and Switzerland.

Each TGE partner has its own terms and conditions.

For more information, consult the list of TGE partners.


How this works ?

For example, if you are a taxpayer in Switzerland and you wish to donate € 500 to the Tara Foun-dation which is based in France:

You must contact the partner foundation for Switzerland, i.e., the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation (see details on the list of TGE partners).

This partner contacts the referral foundation in France (Fondation de France, Paris) which then gets in touch with the Tara Foundation.

You make your donation to the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, which sends it to the Tara Founda-tion via the Fondation de France.

You will thus benefit from Swiss tax exemption rules for your donation of € 500 and get a receipt issued by the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation.

A contribution of 5% to cover administrative costs is deducted from the donation and shared be-tween the two intermediary organizations: 2% for the foundation collecting the donation, 3% for the one monitoring the beneficiary. The fee is 1% for donations above 50,000 euros, and the maximum sum for administrative costs is set at € 6,500.


Contact details for the main TGE partners (complete list):

King Baudouin Foundation

Banque : bpost bank
Addresse : Rue des colonies 56 (P28)- 1000 Brussels
Account #: 000-0000004-04
IBAN: BE10 0000 0000 0404

Communication: TGE – Organization Name / Country of destination
Contact: Carine Poskin – – +32 2 549 02 31
Ludwig Forrest – – +32 2 549 02 38

Luxembourg :
Circular of the Director of Contributions L.I.R – No. 112/2 of July 20, 2009:
Residents of Luxembourg can donate directly to the Tara Foundation without going through the TGE and will benefit from income tax deductibility in Luxembourg.

Contact: Esther Meyer – – +352/2747481

Charities Aid Foundation
Contact: Andrew Fakley – – +44 30 00 12 33 80

Swiss Philanthropy Foundation
Contact: Sabrina Grassi – – +41 22 732 55 54
TGE website: