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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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


CAF America Welcomes New OFAC General Licenses for Humanitarian Aid

December 21, 2022 Today, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) released a set of new and updated General Licenses that authorize four types of broad-ranging activities supporting much-needed humanitarian aid and assistance. The activities covered include: The official business of the U.S. government; The official business of certain international… CONTINUE READING >>


CAF America President & CEO Hosts Gathering in Warsaw and Meets with Local Organizations on the Current State of Aid to Ukrainian Refugees

November 17, 2022 On November 14, CAF America President and CEO Ted Hart, in conjunction with the American Chamber of Commerce Poland, hosted a signature “Together Gathering” event in Warsaw with local grantees and partners. The event brought together key stakeholders from Poland and Ukraine, including over forty representatives from local foundations, humanitarian organizations, international… CONTINUE READING >>


CAF America President & CEO Visiting Grantees in Switzerland, Czechia, Poland, Türkiye

November 10, 2022 CAF America President and CEO Ted Hart is embarking on a multi-week trip to four cities across Europe. Ted will travel to Geneva, Switzerland; Prague, Czechia; Warsaw, Poland; and Istanbul, Türkiye. During this trip, Ted will meet with a number of CAF America’s most prominent donor clients, charities, and global partners in… CONTINUE READING >>


Donors Warned to Prepare for Global Food Crisis

June 8, 2022 Sparked by the war in Ukraine and general climate-related impacts on harvests, international organizations are sounding the alarm as war in Ukraine and climate change shocks fuel a global food crisis. A June 6, 2022 report released by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP, a… CONTINUE READING >>


OFAC Announces New General Licenses for Afghanistan

Updated February 28, 2022 On February 25, 2022 the US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) released General License 20. The General License authorizes all transactions involving Afghanistan or its governing institutions that were previously prohibited by Global Terrorism Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR part 594 (GTSR), the Foreign Terrorist Organizations Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR part… CONTINUE READING >>


New Sanctions on Russia: What Donors Need to Know

Updated on July 14, 2022 CAF America continues to monitor the growing number of U.S. sanctions on Russia. We remain committed to facilitating regulatory-compliant grants to charity partners that follow CAF America’s policies and all relevant U.S. laws and regulations. During this period of rapid change, CAF America is here to help interpret what these… CONTINUE READING >>


India Extends FCRA Eligibility as 6,000 NGOs Lose License

January 4, 2022 On December 31, 2021, India’s Ministry of Home Affairs announced an extension of FCRA registration certificates until March 31, 2022, or until their renewal application has been processed, whichever is earlier. Many FCRA registrations had previously set to expire on October 31, 2021, and subsequently, December 31, 2021 after the Ministry issued… CONTINUE READING >>


General Licenses for Syria, Iran, and Venezuela Offer a Pathway through Sanctions to Address COVID-19 Relief

Updated June 10, 2022 On June 10, 2022 the US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued Syria General License 21A, Venezuela General License 39A, and Iran General License N-1. These General Licenses (GLs) replace and supersede former General Licenses’ released for COVID-19 related transactions in Syria (GL 21), Venezuela (GL 39), and Iran (GL… CONTINUE READING >>


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