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, engaging in new projects is a constant challenge.

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

Join the circle of Friends of the Bollandists

With your help we can make sure that the Bollandists’ scrupulous scholarship will serve our society and Churches for generations to come. 

However you are able to help us, we invite you to join the:

Friends: €60 a year and more

Members: €250 and more

Benefactors: €1000 and more

Patrons: €5000 and more

Here is how to proceed for tax deductible donations:

In the Benelux, France and Denmark, 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.

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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 Myriad USA. Because Myriad USA 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 Myriad USA with the mention “American Friends of the Bollandist Society” in the memo section and send it to Myriad USA, 551 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2400, New York, NY 10176
  • Gifts by wire transfer or for contributing other types of property, please contact myriad USA: Phone: (212) 713 7660.
For Canada, full details are available on I support you

Some examples of what your contributions can do for us:

50 € can add a relevant book to our collection

150 € can buy us a yearly subscription to a scholarly journal

350 € and more can restore a manuscript or a printed volume in need of care.

Your specific gifts for purchases, restorations or subscriptions are acknowledged with a special bookplate carrying your name in the volume.


Other ways to support us:

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 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.
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 centuries-old institution. For further information, please contact our development office at:

Direct donations

(for tax deductible donations please check our various options on this page)

How can I help you about donations ?

Please contact:

Irini de Saint Sernin


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