Fines and penalty fees

Doing a good deed: donation of fines

With the donation of fines you as public prosecutor, criminal judge, court or tax authority in Germany can make a valuable contribution to the work of the Menschen für Menschen Foundation. As an offender you can suggest to the court that your fine should to be donated to our Foundation. You will be supporting our sustainable integrated project work in the areas of agriculture, water, education, health and income and therewith many needy families.

Courses in business start-ups and handicrafts give women a chance to establish their own source of income. This strengthens the standing of women in society and supports the whole family.

Special account for fine

With our special account for fines and penalty fees we ensure that for these payments no donation receipts are issued. For this account there are separate payment orders with the stamp “Non-tax deductible”.

Our special account for fines
Menschen für Menschen Foundation
Leutkircher Bank
IBAN: DE236509104000333990000

Quick and discreet handling of donated fines

Separate account management

A separate account for fines ensures that no donation receipts are issued for these payments.

Instant reply guaranteed

You will be notified immediately of receipt of payment or default.

Treatment with absolute discretion

All information concerning the respective processes will be treated with absolute discretion.


The Menschen für Menschen Foundation guarantees the careful allocation of donations. The Foundation carries the donation seal of the German Central Institute for Social Affairs (DZI) and is signatory of the Transparent Civil Society Initiative.

Learn more about the subject of Transparency.

Get informed now

Sabine Russling will be glad to assist you if you have any questions or wishes on the subject of donating fines.

We will be pleased to send courts, public prosecutors and tax authorities our special information material with pre-printed payment slips and information on the work of Menschen für Menschen.

Sabine Russling
Executiv Board Office
Tel: +49 (0) 89-38 39 79 72

Your fine will help the local population

Wasser für Äthiopien

65 euros

will pay for a school bench and table for two children.

Schule für Kinder

100 euros

will enable ten persons to undergo trichiasis surgery.

2,500 euros

will pay for a hand-pumped well for a village.