For your organization to become an official GAAPP member, we need to validate that your organization is constituted as a non for profit organization that works for the betterment of the patient community and that you have a separate bank account that is exclusive for your organization. To help you identify the documentation necessary to apply for GAAPP Membership, we will describe them on this page:

Constitution / Estatutes or Bylaws

The way to name this foundational document varies in every country. This document is called the Constitution, or the Statutes or Articles of Incorporation in some countries. For some federations or larger organizations, sometimes it is called The Bylaws. This document covers the fundamental principles of our organization.

A constitution is a foundation for building an organization. It should contain all the critical agreements on how the organization will work. In law, it is called the “founding document,” and it is legally binding on the executive and members of the organization. This document is typically filed with or has the corresponding government office or department stamp. It should tell you the following:

  1. Why the organization exists, its purpose and objectives;
  2. Who the organization’s key constituency and stakeholders are, who should benefit from its work; and
  3. How the organization intends to work, its broad principles, and the basic structures for decision-making, getting the job done and dealing with its finances and assets.

You can find more info on this legal document here:


Proof of separate Bank Account

This document can be any bank document, the header of your bank letter, or any other document that proves that your organization has a separate bank account and is not an individual or a private account. We check this for several reasons, for compliance, and legal reasons. If we provide you with funding for one of your projects or a grant or compensation for joining our campaigns, we can only send the money to a bank account that your organization has owns. We know that NGO accounts typically also have an individual as an account holder; that is ok with us if the account belongs to your organization.

We don’t need to see any of your private banking information, so feel free to blur any detail concerning the money on your account or financial data.