You may support the foundation of the Pontifical Swiss Guard in many ways. The following specific possibilities exist:
Earmarked donations: We apply your donation to your specified purpose. Earmarked donations can be made at any level. You may cover entire projects or parts of projects. A collection of current needs and projects is attached.
Free donations: Such support leaves the persons responsible for the endowment to determine the specific purpose of your donation. This gives us a certain flexibility in carrying out our tasks. At the same time it is our long-term aim to raise an endowment to provide long-term stability.
Sponsoring: You or your company may support the Papal Swiss Guard in logistics and infrastructure. You can help the Foundation and the Corps also with your service and product donations. We would be happy to find an individual solution that fits your needs and intentions. Please contact us directly.
Tax treatment of charitable contributions to the Swiss Guard Foundation
The foundation of the Pontifical Swiss Guard was approved on October 4, 2002 by decision of the cantonal tax administration of Fribourg as a non-profit institution.
Donations contributions to the foundation of the Pontifical Swiss Guard are tax deductible. Contributions are completely exempt from income tax if they do not exceed 10% of taxable income (depending on the Canton).
Contributions from the EU area will be treated depending on the country. Switzerland has various special agreements with individual countries. We are happy to assist you to find the appropriate information.
Contributions from the Unites States are Tax-exempt under the 501(c)(3) status. Please contact us for further details.
Our auditors are Fiduconsult SA, Rue des Pilettes 3, 1700 Fribourg