Start your own fundraiser & support our work for people in need
No matter the occasion, a birthday, an anniversary, a wedding anniversary, a sports challenge, Christmas, another celebration or just because: your personal fundraising campaign makes these special moments even more precious because you share your joy. With the support of your family, your friends, your colleagues or your network, you collect donations for Malteser International's work for people in need.
Your personal call for donations – how it works:
- Start a fundraising campaign.
- Select the purpose of the donation, enter a short text with a picture of the campaign and set the donation target.
- Inform friends, relatives and colleagues about your fundraising campaign and encourage them to participate.
For these projects, for example, you can start your own fundraiser. Get more information:Start your fundraising campaign for your favourite project
Your fundraising campaign for your favourite project: Contact us!
You choose the cause or project country for which you would like to start your own fundraiser. All you need to do is select the respective donation purpose from the "Collect for" drop-down menu. You find it difficult to decide on a cause? Then we recommend that you make a free donation ("Where it is needed most"). This will enable us to use your collected donations where they are most needed. You can't find the country you would like to collect donations for? We are active in over 30 countries with more than 100 aid projects. You can start your own fundraising campaign for each of our project countries. Please contact us: info(at)malteser-international.org. We are also happy to support you with further questions.
Frequently asked questions about fundraising campaigns:
Anyone can set up a fundraising campaign for Malteser International. Whether as a private person, in the name of a company, an association or a school: everything is possible.
However, we reserve the right to edit or delete campaigns should they contain any of the following characteristics:
- Misuse as advertising space for websites or services (through commercial links, etc.)
- Commercial or private offering of goods or services
- Racism and hate propaganda
- Incitement to violence against persons, institutions or companies
- Insults and degradation of persons in any form
- Violations of third party rights, including and in particular copyrights
- Calls for demonstrations and rallies of any political direction
- Campaigns that are not written in German or English language
- Negative content about foreign organizations and companies
You can only collect donations for Malteser International's work for people in need, not for your own projects. However, you can choose the cause or project country for which you would like to start your own fundraiser. All you need to do is select the respective donation purpose from the "Collect for" drop-down menu. You find it difficult to decide on a cause? Then we recommend making a free donation ("Where it is needed most"). This will enable us to use your collected donations where they are most needed. You can't find the country you would like to collect donations for? We are active in over 30 countries with more than 100 aid projects. You can start your own fundraising campaign for each of our project countries. Please contact us: info(at)malteser-international.org.
All donations go directly to Malteser International and our work for people in need. Your collected donations will benefit exactly the purpose you have selected. Transparent and responsible action is one of the top priorities of our work. Here you can find out more about our transparency, quality standards and the use of donations.
You can promote your fundraising campaign in a variety of ways. Mobilize your friends, relatives and acquaintances via Facebook, Instagram, e-mail, or WhatsApp, for example. If you are active as a school, association or company, you can also place the link to the campaign on your homepage or in your newsletter. Would you also like to reach donors who are rather offline than online? Then you can easily create a QR code for your fundraising page that you place on flyers and posters.
Donors can leave a personal comment with their name below each campaign. This is the easiest and fastest way to see who has participated in the campaign.
On special occasions, we may forward a list of donor names and the total amount of donations of the campaign to the person who started the fundraiser.
Please feel free to contact our team at any time. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have: info(at)malteser-international.org.
Everyone who has donated to the campaign will automatically receive a donation receipt at the beginning of the following year for donations of €50 or more. For smaller amounts you do not need a donation receipt for your tax return in Germany, the bank statement is sufficient. This means that initiators of fundraising campaigns who do not donate do not receive a donation receipt. Only those who donate can receive a donation receipt. Please note that we are based in Germany. If you are not a resident of Germany and are not sure if your donation is tax deductible, please contact us: info(at)malteser-international.org.
Other donation options at a glance:
Gift donation: Give a donation as a gift to your beloved ones
This gift brings joy two times over: You help people in need with your donation and receive a personalised donation certificate, which you can print out and give to your beloved ones. Even if you are running late: It makes a valuable last-minute gift!
Help long-term and donate regularly
With your regular support you provide plannable and reliable help. Become a sponsor partner and enable people in the countries we operate in a self-determined future.
Donate as a company
Set an example with your company by helping people in need. There are many possibilities. We will be happy to inform you. Please contact us at louisa.strachwitz(at)malteser-international.org.
With your donation you can make a difference. Donate for the people in need in our project countries worldwide.