One of the major principles of L’Abri is that we pray that God would support the work in its various needs. We do not fund raise or ask for donations. There is nothing wrong with this, yet we believe God has led L’Abri in a different manner. Our aim in offering the possibility of online donations is simply to facilitate gift giving for our donors, not to ask for funds.
If you wish to donate to Swiss L’Abri, please follow the instructions below. Funding comes from individuals, churches, organizations and foundations. All donations are tax deductible. Some donors require our Employee Identification Number (EIN). It is here for your reference: 51-6017949
For our Canadian donors
You may now send gifts for the Swiss L’Abri through the Canadian L’Abri – you will then receive a tax receipt for your Donation. Please don’t send the gift directly to Swiss L’Abri, if you would like to receive a tax receipt. It must go to Canadian L’Abri for it to be tax deductible in Canada. Please NOTE on your PayPal (through the Canadian L’Abri website), Bank Transfer, or Cheque: “For Swiss L’Abri”. For further information please use the contact form at the bottom of the page.
A simple way is to donate through Paypal. Please use the link to below. Alternatively, request our PayPal email address using the form at the bottom of the page. Please be sure to mention in the notes that this is a donation for “Swiss L’Abri”.
Other Ways to Donate
There are a number of ways to make a donation other than online through PayPal. These are listed here for your convenience.
Bank Transfer (BCV – L’Abri’s Swiss Bank)
For details on how to donate by bank transfer to the Swiss bank that L’Abri uses, Banque Cantonale Vaudoise (BCV), please use the contact form below. Be sure to mention in the notes that this is a donation for Swiss L’Abri.
Note: BCV charges a fee of 12 Swiss francs per transfer.
Bank Transfer (Wells Fargo)
Note: Our Wells Fargo information changed in March 2016. If you need updated information, use the contact form below. For details on how to donate by bank transfer to the American bank that L’Abri uses, Wells Fargo, please use the contact form at the bottom of the page. Be sure to mention in the notes that this is a donation for “Swiss L’Abri”.
Note: L’Abri is not charged a fee for transfers to Wells Fargo.
Donations may be made through Square Cash by sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org or by using the Cash Tag $SwissLAbri. Payments can be made to email@example.com (link). It has to be for this specific email address, not for tags at the site. Square Cash accepts credit cards. Be sure to mention in the notes that this is a donation for Swiss L’Abri.
Note: Square Cash charges a fee of 1.9% on all donations.
If you would like to donate by personal check, make it out to “L’Abri Fellowship Foundation” with “Swiss L’Abri” or “Huémoz” in the subject line. You may send checks either to the Rochester branch (marked for Swiss branch use) or directly to the Swiss branch. For checks sent to Rochester: If you would like the funds to be used for the Swiss branch, please clearly mark this on the check and on any other notes or materials you include with the check.
Rochester Branch Address:
1465 12th Ave NE Rochester, MN
United States of America
Swiss Branch Address:
Route de Villars 89
Note: L’Abri is not charged a fee for personal checks.
PostFinance Deposit (within Switzerland only)
For payments from Switzerland, there is also the option of depositing payments into our postal account. Please use the contact form below, to require more information.
Note: L’Abri is not charged a fee for PostFinance deposits.
Tax-free receipts for gifts meant specifically for the work of the Swiss branch are available from Switzerland when the gifts are sent either to Huémoz or to the Rochester address with with a note specifying its designation.
Contact us concerning donations: