Foundations that give grants to non-U.S. based charities must do additional reporting to IRS to prove that the funds were used appropriately, either in the form of equivalency determination (ED) or expenditure responsibility (ER).
As a result, compared to domestic nonprofits, foreign NGOs must go through many more, often time-consuming, steps before and/or after the grant is made to verify their charitable status and to help the funders comply with their extra reporting requirements.
If your organization wants to get U.S. foundation grants for your international work, join our Feb. 26, 12-1pm ET, live chat to learn about:
- What processes, procedures, and documents you'll need to meet ED or ER requirements
- Types of projects that are better suited for ED or ER
- NGOsource, a new service that will help to speed up the equivalency determination process for grantees and grantmakers
Want to make sure your question gets asked? Send it to us in advance! Answering your questions will be our experts:
- Kelly Shipp Simone, Deputy General Counsel, Council on Foundations
- Sheila Warren, Director, NGOsource
- International Grantmaking Update: A Snapshot of U.S. Foundation Trends (Dec. 2012 report)
- How International Charities Can Raise Funds in the U.S. (live chat transcript)
- Legal Structures for Raising Funds in the U.S. to Support Foreign Charities (podcast)
- Resources for Non-U.S. Grantseekers (knowledge base articles)