AFU welcomes sponsors from anywhere in the world, people who are interested in the preservation of a ‘phenomenological master collection’ or ‘the paranormal heritage’.
AFU is neither a membership organization, nor an institution with unconditional support from the government. Legally, we are constituted as a private non-tax foundation under Swedish law.
AFU is completely dependant upon a small number of supporting organizations and private citizens. Since 1993 a sponsor group of 35-40 people, mostly ufologists or UFO researchers, have paid for 75-80 % of our budgeted costs. 95 % of our sponsors have been Swedish citizens which leaves room for a big international ‘improvement’ and a broader financing of our work.
You can become a member of the AFU sponsor group if you contribute the equivalent of 600 SEK (or more…) each year to the AFU foundation. Please consider becoming a long-term sponsor! Long-term engagement means everything to us. It helps us plan a future without financial problems. We can concentrate on cataloguing, archiving, digitising and serving the UFO community.
If you live in Sweden, the simplest way to contribute is to use Plusgiro number 490714-3 for your first payment. If using transfer from other banks than Nordea/Plusgirot you should use “clearing number” 9960 and account number 4204907143.
Our Swedish bank giro account is 619-7362, Stiftelsen Arkivet för UFO-forskning.
Please note that most banks have a simple function for creating repeated payments, such as once a month. This will help you if you want to become a regular sponsor without having to rely on your memory. A small amount (such as 50 or 100 SEK) each month makes a small “river” in the long run.
If you want to make a donation in your will, and live in Sweden, you will find good general guidelines about how to write a will here. A willed donation to our long-term fund can make a huge difference for the AFU foundation and the preservation of paranormal archives & libraries. Please identify us in your will with our official Swedish registration (organization) number 825002-9215.
If living in Denmark, Norway or Finland you could use international bank transfer (see below) or, as an alternative, UFO-Sweden’s Scandinavian giro account in your country for your first payment, but please first contact AFU.
European & international sponsorship and other direct payments for copies, goods and services can be made directly into our IBAN account SE59 9500 0099 6042 0490 7143. Our BIC code is NDEASESS and our bank reference: Nordea/Plusgirot, S-105 71 Stockholm, Sweden.
PayPal payment is also possible. Prospective international sponsors anywhere in the world is welcome to use our PayPal account which is the same as our email address: afu (at) ufo (dot) se.
We can also accept Western Union payment, which has local representatives here. If in any doubt: Please mail us!
You could always consider a monetary contribution to safeguard the future preservation of the AFU collection. This is an excellent way to support serious research on the UFO subject. In fact one of the very best.