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4 Ways Grantmakers Can Streamline Reporting

Foreign organizations are able to receive tax-effective charitable funding from the US if 1) the US grantor is able to make a good faith determination that the foreign organization is the equivalent of a US 501(c)(3) public charity (the grantor conducts an Equivalency Determination or ED), or 2) the grantor can establish that the funds… CONTINUE READING >>


Reading the Writings on the Wall: International Literacy Day 2019

First celebrated in 1967, International Literacy Day highlights the importance of literacy for the development of individuals and societies at large but also calls attention to a major global challenge and awareness loophole. Literacy levels across the globe have drastically risen in the last couple of centuries. While only 12% of people in the world… CONTINUE READING >>


International Day of Charity 2019: A World of Impact

Taking place every year on September 5th, the UN’s International Day of Charity serves as a great reminder each year to celebrate the power of philanthropy. In our quest to enable domestic and cross-border giving by American donors—individuals, foundations, and corporations—we have the privilege of witnessing philanthropy in action every day. Whether fighting to alleviate… CONTINUE READING >>


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Fighting Hunger in Colombia

A 2018 United Nations study found that food insecurity is a deadlier crisis than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined: 9 million people die each year from hunger and hunger-related diseases. Banco de Alimentos was founded in 2001 to reduce food insecurity in the Columbian capital of Bogotá. A staggering 16.4% of Colombia’s population experiences malnutrition,… CONTINUE READING >>

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