How to Donate

For individuals, corporations and foundations

There are many ways for individuals and private organizations to contribute to CERF:

1. Online donations 

Through the United Nations Foundation online donations portal, US and UK taxpayers can make tax deductible donations to CERF. Your donation will be channelled through the United Nations Foundation, a U.S. 501 (c)(3) public charity (for taxpayers in the United States) and the Charities Aid Foundation (for taxpayers in the United Kingdom)

2. Donation from a cell phone

Text STOP to 90999 to STOP.

Text HELP to 90999 for HELP.

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Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. Must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to participate. Message and Data Rates May Apply. 


3. Deposit or wire transfer to the CERF Bank Account

(Not eligible for US tax deduction)

Please include your name and contact details so that we can track and respond to your contribution accordingly. 

4. Payment by Check

(Eligible for US tax deduction)

Checks need to be made out to the United Nations Foundation. The memo line of the checks should read “Donation to CERF”.
Checks should be mailed to:


United Nations Foundation/Central Emergency Response Fund
P.O. Box 96721
Washington DC 20090-6721

Please include your name and contact details so that we can track and respond to your contribution accordingly.

Note: US tax deductible donations can also be made via money order or wire transfer. Please contact the United Nations Foundation for more information.


For Member States and Observer Missions

Member States and Observer Missions that would like to make a pledge of contribution to CERF should contact the CERF secretariat:


CERF secretariat
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
United Nations
Fax: +1 917 367 0158


For further information, please contact:

Susan Le Roux
Head of Resource Mobilization
and Communications Unit
Tel.: +1 917 367 4252

Matija Kovac
Humanitarian Affairs Officer
Tel. +1 212 963 3835

Maliha Khan
Finance Officer
Tel.: +1 212 963 3193