Communities in Focus: The Fundamentals of Place-Based Grantmaking

Published on November 29, 2023 Philanthropy has traditionally focused on addressing individual needs, rather than looking at an environment holistically. In recent years, particularly following the Covid-19 pandemic and global social justice movements, philanthropists and stakeholders have embraced a new approach to grantmaking that creates systemic change throughout a community. This approach, known as place-based… CONTINUE READING >>

OFAC Issues Guidance for Humanitarian Assistance to the Palestinian People

Image: View of Albert Gallatin Statue US Flag US Treasury Department Washington DC. Statue by James Fraser, 1947. November 20, 2023 On November 14th, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) at the US Department of Treasury released a new Compliance Communique titled “Guidance for the Provision of Humanitarian Assistance to the Palestinian People.” It… CONTINUE READING >>

SA Harvest’s Journey Towards a Hunger-Free South Africa

Volunteer carries a bag of fruit as part of SA Harvest’s rescued food delivery program “No one ever goes to sleep with an empty stomach in our community due to the help we are getting from SA Harvest. Crime has dropped in our community because people have something to eat. Before SA Harvest assisted us,… CONTINUE READING >>

Into UnchartED Territory: Navigating International Grants Beyond Equivalency Determination Certificates

Published on November 1, 2023 The US Equivalency Determination (ED) certificate is the world’s most flexible tool foundations can use to make cross-border grants, giving US grantmakers the unique ability to grant unrestricted funds to non-US organizations that meet the necessary criteria. However, it’s important for grantmakers to approach the use of ED certificates thoughtfully in… CONTINUE READING >>



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