OFAC Issues General Licenses for Humanitarian Activities in Sudan

Image: View of Khartoum, Sudan and the Nile River. June 2, 2023 Yesterday, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued a series of four General Licenses authorizing certain activities in Sudan. These new Licenses define exceptions to the May 4, 2023 Executive Order 14098 (“Imposing Sanctions on Certain Persons… CONTINUE READING >>

CAF America and UNDP to Partner for the 8th Annual International Grantmaking Symposium

June 6, 2023 CAF America and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have announced they will partner to host the Eighth Annual International Grantmaking Symposium (IGS), which will take place on November 7–8, 2023 in New York City and bring together leaders in the field to learn effective strategies for cross-border giving from the US… CONTINUE READING >>

CAF America Looks to the Future of Philanthropy in Poland

May 31, 2023 This week, CAF America President and CEO Ted Hart traveled to Poland, where he and the CAF America team met with US government officials, grantees, and partners across the region to discuss philanthropy in Poland and the ongoing state of humanitarian relief and long-term assistance for Ukrainian refugees. Since the beginning of… CONTINUE READING >>

Earthquake Response in Türkiye and Syria Continues: Reports from the Field

May 11, 2023 In early February 2023, devastating earthquakes hit south central Türkiye and northern Syria, causing a widespread humanitarian crisis throughout the region. Read here about the ongoing situation there, and what CAF America’s local grantees are doing to help. In Türkiye, the earthquake heavily affected eleven provinces; approximately 14 million people resided within… CONTINUE READING >>

Partnering with Australian Charities to Create Change

May 2, 2023 Last month, CAF America President and CEO Ted Hart, in conjunction with Good2Give, hosted a signature Together Gathering event in Sydney. The event brought together over thirty representatives from local foundations, humanitarian organizations, international charities, and corporate partners from the greater Sydney area. Participants heard from local experts on the topic of… CONTINUE READING >>

Intermediaries and the Challenge of Localization

April 25, 2023 This is the second part in our series on localization and grantmaking intermediaries. To learn more about the localization agenda and its origins, please read the first post in this series, “CAF America Champions the Localization Agenda.” Within the philanthropic sector, the word “intermediary” can mean several different things; and better definition… CONTINUE READING >>

India Announces Extension of FCRA Eligibility

March 24, 2023 On March 24, 2023, India’s Ministry of Home Affairs announced an extension of the FCRA registration certificates until September 30, 2023, or until their renewal application has been processed, whichever is earlier.  Importantly, all organizations with registration certificates previously set to expire by March 31st, 2023 and who have a pending renewal… CONTINUE READING >>

CAF America President & CEO Visiting Grantees in the United Kingdom, Türkiye, and Australia

March 24, 2023 CAF America President and CEO Ted Hart is embarking on a multi-week trip to London, United Kingdom; Istanbul, Türkiye; and Sydney, Australia. During this trip, Ted will meet with a number of CAF America’s most prominent donor clients, charities, and global partners in each region. On April 12, CAF America, in partnership… CONTINUE READING >>

A Changing Philanthropic Landscape in India

March 22, 2023 The landscape of giving in India is vibrant and dynamic, with a thriving digital ecosystem, a young giving population, a growing network of high-net-worth individuals, and increasing involvement from corporations as a part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts. This vibrant space has developed over the past decades within a complex… CONTINUE READING >>

Reflecting on Impact: One Year After the Invasion of Ukraine

February 21, 2023 As the one-year anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine approaches, we’re taking a moment to step back and recognize the commitment of our donors to humanitarian relief stemming from this conflict. Since the beginning of the invasion, CAF America has made over $37 million in donor-advised and restricted grants; our donors… CONTINUE READING >>

CAF America Welcomes New Authorization for Earthquake Relief in Syria

February 10, 2023 Yesterday, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) released a new General License (NO. 23) authorizing “all transactions related to earthquake relief efforts in Syria that would otherwise be prohibited by the Syrian Sanctions Regulations (SySR).” This is welcome news for funders and responders, and CAF America… CONTINUE READING >>

Recent OFAC General Licenses Facilitate Earthquake Relief Efforts in Türkiye & Syria

February 7, 2023 Already torn apart by a decade of war that has left millions of people displaced and homeless, the humanitarian situation in Syria could not be more dire. Since the beginning of the conflict, supporting charitable activities within Syria and assisting displaced Syrians in bordering countries has been deemed extremely high risk for… CONTINUE READING >>

CAF America Announces Launch of Türkiye and Syria Earthquake Relief Fund

February 6, 2023 CAF America today announced the launch of the Türkiye and Syria Earthquake Relief Fund in response to the acute and immediate need for humanitarian aid after a catastrophic 7.8 earthquake struck south central Türkiye and northern Syria early this morning (February 6). With over three thousand reported deaths (and rising), this earthquake… CONTINUE READING >>

Closing the Entrepreneurship Gender Gap

Gill Ingosi, founder of the interior design business, Brighter Spaces Interiors Published on January 9, 2023 More women than ever are pursuing careers as entrepreneurs; however, women around the world still face gender biases and limited support from their communities, governments, and venture capital. In a recent survey conducted by the Cherie Blair Foundation for… CONTINUE READING >>



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