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 >>

Building a Brighter Future: Fazendo História Changes the Lives and Livelihoods of Brazilian Foster Children

Nós Group program participants (adolescents 14–19 years old) gather for an activity “The Nós Group is helping us plan our lives according to the reality around us, opening doors for those seeking courses, classes, work, and everything that can help in our development.” — Tayná, in her second year with Grupo Nós. Published on October… CONTINUE READING >>

Empowering Nonprofits for GivingTuesday: CAF America’s Toolkit and Playbook

  October 19, 2023 Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement transforming the way people give back to their communities for nearly a decade. In 2012, Giving Tuesday was born from a simple yet profound idea: a day that encourages people to do good, to be kind, and to extend a helping hand to those… CONTINUE READING >>

The Five Best Year-End American Strategies for Worldwide Charitable Giving

October 16, 2023 The holiday season is a traditional time of joy, generosity, and reflection, where the spirit of giving shines brightly. It’s a time when many of us are inspired to give back to our communities, and support causes close to our hearts. CAF America is a global grantmaking organization enabling Americans to support… CONTINUE READING >>

Transforming Lives: Crann’s Innovative Approach to Holistic Disability Care

Image: Skills on Wheels program lead celebrates the success of a boy learning to use his wheelchair Published on October 5, 2023 “Last year my daughter could not get up on a step, even a small step, she didn’t have the confidence to do it, she was kind of afraid. And the difference from last… CONTINUE READING >>

Reactions to Natural Disasters in Morocco and Libya: Contrasting Emergency Responses and The Factors Behind Them

Image: Grocers stall selling fresh fruit and vegetables in the Marrakech Medina souk market before the September 8th earthquake. Published on October 4, 2023 In just a few days, two major natural disasters struck the African continent, impacting hundreds of thousands of lives. Morocco experienced a devastating 6.8-magnitude earthquake on September 8th, causing significant casualties… CONTINUE READING >>



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