Yes, Clients Really Do Want You to Ask!
Highlights from the report “Philanthropy in the Family Office: a Global Perspective” prepared by Eileen Wilhem RECOGNITION The following material is based on the “Philanthropy in the Family Office: A Global Perspective” white paper presented by the Global Family Office Community in partnership with Hammer & Associates. As the first independent global report aimed at… CONTINUE READING >>
Cross-Border Grant Making by Private Foundations
by JANE PEEBLES, J.D. As the world becomes increasingly globalized, international charitable giving by Americans has been steadily, and dramatically, increasing. Contributions by U.S. individuals and private foundations to fund charitable projects abroad are subject to complex tax rules. However, there are several of alternatives to effectuate international charitable giving while ensuring tax deductions… CONTINUE READING >>
Equivalency Determination vs. Expenditure Responsibility: Which is right for you?
Ted Hart, CEO – CAF America In an ever-shrinking world, U.S. grantmakers are increasingly turning their attention to charitable organizations beyond our borders. Before seeking to expand one’s philanthropic vision to include foreign organizations, it is important to understand the complexities that accompany giving internationally. Between the intricate nature of the tax code and the… CONTINUE READING >>
Charities Aid Foundation America Expands to West Coast, Led by Paul Kalomeris
Charities Aid Foundation America (CAF America), the nation’s leader in global giving, today announced the opening of a West Coast office to meet increasing demand from individuals, foundations and corporations for support on strategy and delivery of their worldwide charitable goals. Read More
Year End Giving
When deciding to make a tax deductible donation, many philanthropists limit their gifts to domestic charitable organizations that are registered as 501(c)(3) non-profit corporations. International giving is an option…Learn more.
Hungary’s Crackdown on NGOs—Part of Global Trend
CAF America’s John Holm co-wrote this insightful article on the trend of countries, like Hungary, cracking down on foreign NGOs claiming they need to limit foreign interests and influence. Read the full article.
Soliciting Tax Deductible Donations in the US: Do I Need to be a 501(c)(3)?
In 2005, philanthropic contributions by individuals reached an all-time high, accounting for 2.4% of disposable income. In the subsequent decade we have seen that number fluctuate due mostly to economic hardship and general financial volatility worldwide. Despite facing many of the same issues that can negatively affect American non-profit organizations, however, foreign charitable organizations have enjoyed a rapid increase in giving over the last decade.