What They Say

Wondering if NGOsource is right for your organization? Read what others are saying about our service.

 “The Rockefeller Foundation has been a proud supporter of NGOsource since its inception. … Both practical and transformative, NGOsource addresses an acute need in philanthropy.”

Pamela Foster
Managing Director, Program Operations, and Associate General Counsel
Rockefeller Foundation

"First, let me start off by saying that NGOsource has been a great tool in streamlining the ED process for grantees as well as ourselves. It has definitely proven to be cost effective and your technical/customer service staff are extremely responsive and helpful. All in all, I think the service is fantastic and I truly love the updates provided to me as an ED is pending and look forward to being notified when the ED is expiring."

Shana Sorhaindo
Grants Associate
Carnegie Corporation of New York

"NGOsource is a great partner in making it easier to give internationally.  Their service is excellent – cost-effective, timely, and easy to use.”

Liz Peters
General Counsel
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

"For most of the last 14 years, I've had to seek out and cajole organizations to permit me to use their organizational umbrellas to make my international grants. More recently, we undertook doing those tedious and time-consuming EDs ourselves. NGOsource's equivalency determination service has just unburdened me. The process was quick and easy. Now, we can spend our time and resources doing what we do best and leave this part of the nitty-gritty to NGOsource."

Jim Greenbaum
Founder & Managing Director
The Greenbaum Foundation


NGOsource is an efficient and cost-effective tool for Humanity United and is a real benefit to the field at large. It significantly streamlines the equivalency determination process for our grants management and legal teams and, more importantly, makes it easier for our NGOsource-listed international grantees to raise money from US foundations down the road.   

Joel Beck-Coon
Senior Counsel
Humanity United

"The Moore Foundation has been a user of NGOsource since its inception. Previously, we handled equivalency determinations in-house, which duplicated work for grantees and utilized internal lawyer and paralegal resources. Over the past few years we have transitioned nearly all of our equivalency determinations to NGOsource, which has resulted in greater efficiency for both the foundation and foreign organizations we support. We especially appreciate NGOsource's work with grantees in multiple languages, including Spanish and Portuguese."

Sasha Abrams
General Counsel and Secretary
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

“NGOsource consistently provides responsive and timely feedback to our ED requests as well as our complex questions related to ED completion timing and working with our grantee partners.  NGOsource solidly and adeptly conducts thorough and complete EDs that support our work flow and levels our time to make space for higher level learning and overall grantmaking enhancements.”

Monica Charles
Grants Manager
Arcus Foundation

Prior to partnering with NGOsource, AJWS did not have the capacity or staff necessary to use equivalency determination in our international grantmaking. NGOsource’s expertise and wonderful customer service for both AJWS and our grantee partners has allowed us to expand the type of support available to a group of grantees that would not have been possible before. As NGOsource’s repository of international organizations grows, any already efficient and cost-effective process becomes even more so. 

Ashley Dunn
Grants Manager. International Operations
American Jewish World Service

"We are very happy and it is so motivating in our work [to receive the ED]. We shall use the status to ensure we make a meaningful impact on the vulnerable children and their families in the community."

Eric Guga
Tanzania Child Rights Forum (TCRF)


“As we say in Guatemala ‘tan chula!!’ (‘you are so nice!’) These processes can be a little scary but having people capable of transmitting their warmth even by mail is a relief.”

Flor García
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Asociación para el Liderazgo en Guatemala (Association for Leadership in Guatemala)


"“Without the equivalency determination, I don't think we could have gotten the much needed grant we received.”

Chi Laigo Vallido
Director of Programs and Advocacy
Forum for Family Planning and Development

“It gave a very high level of credibility with our partners, in the government of Pakistan, and Provincial government of Balochistan. As director of IDSP, I presented it to my board who was very…inspired and felt deep confidence in their position and in the organization.”

Dr. Quratulain Bakhteari
Founding Director
Institute for Development Studies and Practice (IDSP)

"ED enables us to receive funds from US donors despite being UK-registered. This helps us broaden our donor support base and strengthen our reach."

Alasdair Harris
Executive Director
Blue Ventures Conservation

"After we completed the ED, we found out that our credibility with funders increased, and that all our submitted data (financial and organisational) became standardised, and could be used for other prospective donors. Thus reducing the burden and time in doing this all the time."

Oludotun Babayemi
Monitoring and Evaluation Expert
Connected Development

"We at Gawad Kalinga know that to end poverty for five million families by 2024, we need to expand the work and advocacy of caring and sharing across countries, to build a better, safer, and kinder world. Reaching more people and making it easier for them to help out is critical, and NGOsource has made this easier."

Issa Cuevas-Santos
Head, Corporate Shared Services
Gawad Kalinga

"The equivalency determination which War Child was awarded in February this year is a crucial mechanism for ensuring we are able to continue our programmes around the world. Essentially it gives War Child UK an opportunity to explore a range of new funding opportunities. It reassures grant-makers that War Child UK is a legitimate and well-governed organisation that meets the same criteria that US-registered charities are expected to adhere to."

Martin Holliday
Programme Funding Coordinator
War Child UK