Any legitimate foreign nonprofit can apply to become eligible with CAFAmerica. You do not have to be suggested by a US donor to do so. The application process is as follows:
- Submit a complete, signed eligibility application form.
- Supply the additional documentation CAFAmerica needs.
- Governing documents
- Dissolution provision
- Proof of charitable or not-for-profit status
- Director selection process
- Audited financial statements
- Independent verification of mission
- A list of current directors and/or trustees
- CAFAmerica reviews your application.
How long does it take? From the date we receive your completed, signed GEA and all supporting documentation, application review generally takes between 4-6 weeks. It can take much longer if the GEA is incomplete or we do not receive all the required supporting documentation. We urge you to check the materials thoroughly before you post them to us.
You can check the status of your application by logging into your profile. If you are approved for eligibility we will send you a letter of confirmation, a copy of the grant agreement signed by our Board President, and a gift form to distribute to your donors.
While your eligibility status is effective, you may receive grants at any time from CAFAmerica and do not need to reapply for eligibility for each grant received. Once granted, eligibility with CAFAmerica lasts for: three years for UK, Australian, and Canadian nonprofits; two years for nonprofits in all other countries. After that time, your eligibility to receive grants from CAFAmerica will expire and you will need to renew eligibility.
You will be able to renew via your profile page, the option to renew will be available within 90 days of your expiration.
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If you are interested in applying for eligibility with CAFAmerica please email us at email@example.com or contact our office at 703-549-8931.