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Global Grantmaking Can Be Complicated

International grantmaking poses challenges not found in domestic giving. In order to comply with IRS regulations, U.S. grantmakers often make an equivalency determination (ED) to assess whether an intended foreign grantee is equivalent to a U.S. public charity. Working with NGOs in different time zones with language and cultural barriers can add to the already challenging legal process of evaluating these organizations.

NGOsource Makes International Giving Easier

NGOsource makes it possible for U.S. grantmakers to quickly and accurately determine if their intended foreign grantee is equivalent to a U.S. public charity. Our ED process uses methodical, in-country research on the legal, financial, operational, and cultural parameters of charitable organizations around the world. Take a tour to learn more.

Our Goal: Increase Cross-Border Philanthropy

NGOsource aims to inspire a significant increase in cross-border philanthropy through greater efficiency and affordability. By eliminating the need for each grantmaker to conduct its own ED, NGOsource reduces duplicative efforts. By lowering costs, NGOsource makes global giving more accessible to the entire grantmaking community.

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