Al-Anon/Alateen is self supporting

By | November 8, 2019

“Every group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.”

Al-Anon’s Tradition Seven

Voluntary contributions cover each group’s rent and other expenses. It is both a privilege and a responsibility for groups and members to ensure that not only their group, but all service levels remain self-supporting (District, Area, World Service Office). This keeps Al-Anon free of outside influences that might divert us from our primary purpose of supporting families and friends of alcoholics.

Al-Anon/Alateen is self-supporting:

  • Through the voluntary contributions of members; there are no dues or fees for membership.
  • It does not accept any outside fund, grants or donations.
  • Is not allied with any outside enterprises.

Virtual donations

If you are a newcomer or a member of the general public…
Al-Anon only accept contributions from Al-Anon members. The only exception is a one-time “Memorial Contribution”. Contributions in memory of deceased Al‑Anon members from “family” who are not Al‑Anon members up to $500 are accepted. “Family” is defined as anyone who has a close relationship of loving care and concern for another.
Click the link below to find out how this option worksA:

Memorial Contributions

If you are a member…
During the COVID-19 crisis, the Seventh Tradition can be collected in different ways. Following our slogan “Keep it Simple” one suggestion can be to save your usual donation in an envelop until we can go back to physical meetings – and put it in the basket.
Our meeting accommodations require rent – contact your treasurer if you wish to donate via e-transfer or other available options.
Or click the link below to find out how to use other payment methods

Member Contributions


Ordering Literature from our official websites such as is another way to contribute to Al-Anon. Note: when you order from other online sources, your contribution will not automatically go to Al-Anon.

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