Small Foundations

Small Foundations Get a Special Offer  

Take advantage! We want to help all of our grantmakers thrive. If your organization has an annual grant budget of less than $5 million, take advantage of the Small Foundation Special. We’ll waive the membership fee, so you’ll save $1,000 per year.

Access the system right away. You’ll gain immediate access to the NGOsource portal. See how easy it is to request an ED and monitor the results as your EDs get processed. 

Give Internationally the Same Way Major Foundations Do 

Add us to your team. NGOsource provides you with an international team of professionals who understand equivalency determinations (ED) and how they can further your philanthropic goals:

  • expert attorneys whose longtime career focus has been international giving
  • local professionals on the ground in the country or the region where your NGO is
  • native speakers who understand customs and cultures because they live there too and know how to overcome communication barriers to get results
  • in-country partners with a history of experience in evaluating NGOs

If only you had more time and more staff … When you allow NGOsource to deal with the legalities of your ED, you can spend more time and resources on your other priorities

A shared repository of EDs gives consistent results and added savings. Take advantage of the work that’s already been done by others. For as long as an ED remains valid in NGOsource’s central repository, NGOsource members can use that ED at a significantly reduced rate. Having a central repository also reduces duplication of efforts and ensures consistent determinations.

Give more outside the United States. By using NGOsource, foundations with smaller teams and smaller budgets can achieve more. Many barriers to international giving are removed when you gain access to our global resources. 

Reduce your risk without the expense. Feel assured because NGOsource’s model follows IRS guidance and interpretations. Our seasoned attorneys have spent years specializing in international and tax-exempt restrictions. They designed our process and update it to follow new developments.

Without such reliable standards and a consistent process, it can be unclear where your grant is going and whether an NGO is entirely legitimate and falls within IRS criteria. In the past, to get such assurance, you might go to outside counsel (typical cost $5,000 to $10,000 per ED). Now you can save while enjoying peace of mind.

Log in anytime day or night to watch your EDs quickly progress. You can log in to the Grantmaker Portal anytime day or night to watch the progress of your ED requests. As soon as your ED is ready, we’ll let you know. Combining regional teams on the ground with legal experts here at home is efficient — EDs are often completed in less than 30 days.

Learn More About EDs — and Reach the World in a Mouse Click 

See if you’re ready to give across borders at the click of a mouse. You can find more detail about what an equivalency determination is and how NGOsource works by reading our FAQs. If you’re weighing the advantages, check out the complete list of benefits gained from using NGOsource. Find out more about the NGOsource process when you take a tour.

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Get started. Simply complete our membership application to join the exclusive group of philanthropic leaders who believe international giving can be done faster and easier. Start here