NGOsource supports U.S. grantmakers in streamlining their international grantmaking, but none of our efforts would be possible without our nine global partners located across the world. Each of our global partners works directly with NGOs to help them navigate the equivalency determination (ED) process. By working with our global partners, NGOs gain a better understanding of specific requirements as well as how NGOsource works.
In earlier posts, we've restated the definition of "charitable" under the U.S. Treasury Regulations, noting that charities in the U.S. must be organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes. Understanding the breadth and nuance of the term “charitable,” as defined under U.S. law, is important for organizations seeking an equivalency determination (ED) through NGOsource.
As further elaborated on NGOsource's website, equivalency determination (ED) is a process dictated by U.S. tax law regulations that permits a U.S. private foundation or donor advised fund to make a "good faith determination" that a non-U.S. organization is the equivalent of a U.S. public charity or operating foundation. As part of the ED process, a qualified tax practitioner collects and analyzes detailed information about a non-U.S. organization's finances, structure, and operations.
NGOsource continues to grow and strives to provide a robust and diverse set of resources for both grantmakers and international grantees. We designed our brand new website with you in mind! Take a “tour” below as we walk you through the new features of our website:
Contributed by Fiona Wilton, Programme Coordinator, the Gaia Foundation
Like strands woven together into a basket, life on Earth is made possible through a dynamic interaction of relationships weaving together. No one part can be understood by separating it from the whole, and the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
We continue with Part 9 of our series on the China Charity Law and other regulations in China in partnership with Shanghai Legal Center for NGO (ForNGO) with Chapters 11 and 12 of the China Charity Guidebook with an overview of tax benefits and supervision and administration (click the corresponding links to jump to each section). For a full list of articles part of this series, please visit our
We continue with Part 8 of our series on the China Charity Law and other regulations in China in partnership with Shanghai Legal Center for NGO (ForNGO) with Chapters 9 and 10 of the China Charity Guidebook with an overview of charitable trusts and information disclosure, respectively (click the corresponding links to jump to each section). For a full list of articles part of this series, please visit our