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Let's help restore
Notre‑Dame
de Paris
 
For the Cathedral to be rebuilt and continue to shine during the restoration period, the Fondation Notre Dame needs you.

Your questions about the restoration of Notre-Dame

Why donate?

How much money do you need to raise?

How can I make a donation?

What are the tax deductions for French residents?

Why should I give money to Notre-Dame rather than helping people in need?

Mobilized for the restoration of the Cathedral, the Fondation Notre Dame also works all year round to support projects in favour of those who suffer: homeless people, prostitutes, isolated people, children and families in difficulty, refugees and migrants… Fell free to support the cause you want.

Why wasn’t the cathedral insured?

The cathedral is not insured, as are many of the historic buildings and monuments owned by the State. Moreover, even if liabilities are released in relation to the companies working on the site at the time of the fire, it is unlikely that the compensation will cover the amount of the restoration.

What are the donations currently used for?

After the fire of April 15, the work to secure the cathedral, an essential prerequisite for the restoration work is actively continuing, until autumn 2020.

What is the amount collected by the Fondation Notre Dame so far?

As of June 1, 2020, the Fondation Notre Dame has collected €55 million in donations from 57,000 individuals as well as 900 French and foreign companies and public authorities for its Fonds Cathédrale de Paris.

The total of donations received and pledges made to the Foundation amounted to €290 million as of 1 June, 2020.

Since we do not yet know the cost of restoring the cathedral, the fundraising continues!

Why should I trust the Fondation Notre Dame?

The Fondation Notre Dame has been designated by the Ministry of Culture as one of the four official collectors within the framework of the national subscription to restore the Cathedral. In addition, the Foundation has been recognized as a public utility since 1992, date of its creation. Our accounts were audited by the Court of Auditors in 2016, and are published annually.

How much money will it cost to rebuild Notre-Dame Cathedral?

We are currently still in the phase for securing the building until autumn 2020 at last. Until this phase is completed, the expertise concerning restoration cannot be carried out. It will therefore take some time before the amount needed for restoration can be estimated.

Is the exceeded money raised will be redistributed if the amount of the refurbishment is lower than the contributions?

All the money raised from the national subscription for the restoration of the building and the choir organ will be used for this purpose. If you wish to contribute to saving Notre-Dame through Fondation Notre Dame, you now have three options:

  • Participate in the conversion and restoration of the building and choir organ as part of the national subscription;
  • Support the spiritual and cultural influence of the Cathedral through the “Cathedral Programme” (fitting out the square to accommodate tourists and pilgrims during the work, restoration of liturgical furniture,…);
  • Support the “Ecole supérieure de Musique Sacrée”

What are the restoration priorities?

The consolidation of the building is the priority and essential objective. The Fondation Notre Dame has already given €31 million to the Ministry of Culture for the security of the construction site. A portion of the money collected to date is used for this purpose.

Haven’t you raised enough money by now?

As of June 1, 2020, the Fondation Notre Dame has collected €55 million in donations from 57,000 individuals as well as 900 French and foreign companies and public authorities for its Fonds Cathédrale de Paris.

The total of donations received and pledges made to the Foundation amounted to €290 million as of 1 June, 2020.

Since we do not yest know the cost of restoring the cathedral, the fundraising continues!

Will I get a tax receipt?

For any donation made, you will receive a tax receipt, by mail or email. Feel free to contact us if you have any futher question. Thank you for your donation.

How can I make a donation?

To make a donation, there are several options:

By CREDIT CARD:

Go to: https://don.fondationnotredame.fr/us

By CHECK:

Payable to: Fonds Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.
Send it to the following address:
Fondation Notre Dame
10 rue du Cloître-Notre-Dame
75004 Paris

By BANK TRANSFER:

FND / Fonds Cathédrale de Paris
IBAN FR76 3000 3000 3033 9200 0504 1417 757
International identification of the Bank (BIC): SOGEFRPP

Please enter your name and adress on the commentary part of the bank transfer for us, to identify your donation. 

Thank you for your donation.

What are the tax benefits if I am an individual?

If you are a tax resident in France, your donation is deductible to:

  • 66% of your Income Tax;
  • 75% of your Real Estate Wealth Tax.

What are the tax benefits if I am a company?

If you wish to make a donation, this entitles you to a reduction of IS equal to 60% of the amount, up to a maximum of 5 per thousand of the turnover. Feel free to contact us if you have any further question.

What are the tax benefits if I pay wealth tax?

If you are an individual and you pay wealth tax (IFI) in France, you can deduct 75% of your donation to a maximum of €50,000 per year (i.e. a donation of €66,667).

Feel free to contact us if you have any further question.