Does NGOsource conduct Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) list or terrorism checks?

NGOsource does not currently conduct USA PATRIOT Act OFAC list and terrorism checks as they are not legal requirements for ED. Although we may in the future conduct checks on organizational names only, as a matter of practice, we nevertheless recommend that such checks be additionally conducted by the grantmaker before making international grants, especially since the OFAC sanctions constitute a strict liability regime. We have found that funders’ risk assessment and due diligence standards vary considerably in this area. For more information, visit the US Department of Treasury website.