The Fundação Nossa Senhora do Bom Sucesso uses fiscal measures to provide services.
- Established in 1951, the Fundação Nossa Senhora do Bom Sucesso (FNSBS) specialises in health education, health promotion and disease prevention namely in women and children.
- Their services are open to everyone despite their social status. Families who cannot afford access to services, after socioeconomic evaluation by a social worker, receive discounts according to their income level or receive services without charge.
- Besides the Foundation’s revenues from services, it is financed through citizens donations and private Portuguese entities:
- Citizens: in Portugal, people can allocate a part of their VAT and Income Tax to an institution they choose when delivering the Annual Income Declaration.
- Private entities: Portuguese government offers tax benefits to private entities for donations to not-for-profit institution operating in the social sector. Acting in accordance with their social responsibility commitment, they invest in building a healthier and more sustainable society.
- FNSBS have created two additional and complementary ways to encourage private-sector mobilisation:
- a prepaid Visa debit card, that gives access to Foundation’s services with discounts. It’s not a personalised card hence it can be used by both its carrier and others (e.g., as a gift-card);
- FNSBS accepts Ticket Care as a payment method. Ticket Care is a card used by private companies to offer specific health services to their employees that is accepted as payment method in a limited number of healthcare facilities.