Many different ways to support us...

Adopt a book!

A usefull way to contribute to hagiography.

Why support the Bollandists?


If we except a small subsidy from the Belgian «Fondation Universitaire» for the journal Analecta Bollandiana, the Société des Bollandistes has to sustain its activities entirely by its own means.   Maintaining the library at a level of excellence, confronting the costs of new publications and, above all, paying the salaries of the lay collaborators is a constant challenge.

In order to support the Bollandists’ activities a fund has been created by the Belgian Fondation Roi Baudouin (FRB/KBS).

In the Benelux, tax deductible donations can be made directly on the Bollandist Fund managed by the Fondation Roi Baudouin — Koning Boudewijn Stichting (FRB/KBS) through bank transfer to the FRB/KBS account number:
IBAN: BE10 0000 0000 0404 with the reference: 182/0420/00048  or Bollandist Fund.

  • In Belgium: a gift of 40 euros or more made via FRB/KBS entitles you to a tax reduction of 45% of the amount actually paid and stated on the certificate.

In Europe: via you can make cross-border donations within Europe and benefit from all the national tax advantages for donations.  And then, they should follow the procedure specific to each country in the document attached.

Direct, non-tax deductible donations can be made to the account of the Société:
IBAN: BE40 3100 7396 9963      BIC: BBRUBEBB     with the mention: Donation.

In the USA, you can support our activities in a tax-efficient way through a contribution to the American Friends of the Bollandist Society at the King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS). Because KBFUS is a public charity, within the meaning of Sections 501(c)3 and 509(a)1 of the IRC, donors may claim the maximum tax benefits allowed by U.S. tax law for their contributions.
If you wish to support us, here is how to proceed:

  • Gifts by check: Write your check to KBFUS with the mention “American Friends of the Bollandist Society” in the memo section and send it to KBFUS, 551 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2400, New York, NY 10176.
  • Gifts by wire transfer or for contributing other types of property, please contact KBFUS: Phone: (212) 713 7660.

For Canada, full details are available on

For further information, please contact .

We are the custodians of a large part of our roots and culture but we are not a museum.  We are a vibrant research centre, and with your support, our scholarship will continue to enlighten and guide future generations.

Amongst our 500,000 book collection there are many that can benefit from being restored.  You can choose the book you would like to adopt for restoration from our collection of books printed before 1800.

For an adoption of 250 euros or more, your name will figure on a specialised bookplate inside the book and in the special section of our journal, Analecta Bollandiana.

For further information about our Adopt-a-Book programme, please get in touch with our development office at:

Endowment funds will allow us, the Bollandists, to continue our research and safeguard our heritage for generations to come.  They enhance our ability to employ highly qualified researchers, to fund acquisitions, to organise seminars and exhibitions.

An outright gift of $100,000 or more can establish a named endowment and will provide funding for our scholarship for generations to come.

For further information on endowments and on our recognition programme, please get in touch with our development office at:

Remembering the Bollandists in your will, is a way to guarantee the sustainability of our scholarship. It does not matter what the size of your gift is, we will respect your wishes and you will help in assuring the future of this multi-secular institution.

For further information, please contact our development office at:

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