Donation options

We want donating to be simple, and, so far as possible, tax-effective. We have set up an account called 'The Cochrane Foundation' to receive donations. The following methods are recommended:

By credit or debit card

By cheque/check

Other donation methods


By credit or debit card

If you are from any country except the USA
(but including the USA, where tax-efficient giving is not an issue)

Use the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) website:

  • Enter 'Cochrane Collaboration' in their keyword search, then click the 'Search' button.
  • Click on 'Donate' link and follow the instructions.
    (Note: If you are a UK taxpayer, please remember to tick the GiftAid box).
  • Smile and relax: you have done a good thing!

If you are from the USA and need tax-efficient giving, you have 2 options

1) We've linked up with the New York-based BSUF, to provide a route to allow our US donors to make tax-efficient donations to the Collaboration. All donations made through this route will be used to further our objectives in capacity building globally through education, training and mentoring. To date (June 2010), over $40,000 has been donated through BSUF.

Make a donation with a credit or debit card using the BSUF's online system. Make sure you fill in ‘The Cochrane Collaboration’ as the designated institution you want to support.

2) Use the CAFAmerica webpage:

(minimum donation $500)

  • Under 'Giving Opportunities', select 'Search and Give to organizations in the CAF America Database'.
  • Under 'Search by Keyword', type 'Cochrane' in the 'Search' box and hit 'Find'.
  • When 'Cochrane Collaboration' appears under 'Search Results', select 'Donate Now' under 'Actions'.
  • When the 'Donor Advised Gift' form appears, fill it in as appropriate.

By cheque/check

If you are from any country except the USA
(This works, too, for those from the USA where tax-efficient giving is not an issue.)

Send a cheque payable to 'The Cochrane Foundation' to:

         The Finance Officer
          The Cochrane Collaboration
          Summertown Pavilion
          18-24 Middle Way
          Oxford OX2 7LG
          UK

If you are from the USA and need tax-efficient giving, you have 2 options

1) We've linked up with the New York-based BSUF, to provide a route to allow our US donors to make tax-efficient donations to the Collaboration. All donations made through this route will be used to further our objectives in capacity building globally through education, training and mentoring. To date (June 2010), over $40,000 has been donated through BSUF.

Donating through BSUF is easy – just fill in their Donor Transmittal Form and send it to BSUF with your check (payable to BSUF), or use their online system. Make sure you fill in ‘The Cochrane Collaboration’ as the designated institution you want to support.

 2) Complete a CAFAmerica Gift Form (minimum donation $500) and send with your cheque to:

          Charities Aid Foundation America
          King Street Station
          1800 Diagonal Road
          Suite 150
          Alexandria
          VA 22314-2840
          USA


By other donation methods

If you would like to make a donation in some other way, such as by bank-to-bank, or by making a bequest in your will, please contact us:

The Finance Officer
The Cochrane Collaboration
Summertown Pavilion
18-24 Middle Way
Oxford 
OX2 7LG
UK

     E-mail: admin@cochrane.org

     Telephone: +44 (0) 1865 310138

     Fax: +44 (0) 1865 316023

Updated on: December 5, 2013, 17:10

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