Donation Seal of Approval - a Sign of Trust


The Austrian donation seal of approval stands for tested security donations with strict quality standards, transparency and ongoing monitoring.

In 2001 leading NPO governing bodies and the Austrian chamber of Public Accountants (KWT) launched the Austrian Donation Seal of Approval to promote the trust and the donation security in the charity organizations.

In Austria this unique quality seal is awarded exclusively following a thorough examination of these charitable organizations who can account for an economical budget management as well as a transparent and proper use of donations.

The donation seal is the donor organisations voluntary quality management. Many of the Austrian non-profit organizations already have the seal.

The donation seal examination and the awarding of the label is independent of government agencies, though in cooperation with the KWT and the NPO umbrella organizations. Together they strive for the ongoing development and adaptation of the test criteria to new circumstances.

The Austrian donation seal is the only one of its kind in Austria and makes the donation market clearer. It creates donation security for the donors and it is widely accepted by the population


 Donaction account USA: „Life needs Water“ Inc. Bank of America Ko. Nr. 446029119895
 Donation account Austria: Kärntner Sparkasse IBAN AT382070604400XXXXXX BIC KSPKAT2K
 Donation account Germany: Sparkasse Bad Tölz–Wolfratshausen IBAN DE587005430600XXXXXXXX BIC BYLADEM1WOR