4 Ways Grantmakers Can Streamline Reporting
Foreign organizations are able to receive tax-effective charitable funding from the US if 1) the US grantor is able to make a good faith determination that the foreign organization is the equivalent of a US 501(c)(3) public charity (the grantor conducts an Equivalency Determination or ED), or 2) the grantor can establish that the funds are used solely for the charitable purposes for which they were made (the grantor conducts Expenditure Responsibility or ER).
Philanthropy done well: the Importance of Compliance
NGOs and civil society organizations around the world serve many different roles. In some countries organizations seek to augment the public services provided by governments. Still others may be called upon to step in to cover the needs where governments fail, serve as watchdogs holding those in power accountable, or do the legwork for ensuring that basic human rights are protected. Yet, they are all united in their constant quest for survival.
Substantiating and Reporting Charitable Contributions: Requirements from the IRS
Effective July 30, 2018, the IRS published final regulations for Substantiation and Reporting Requirements for Cash and Noncash Charitable Contribution Deductions. These updates guide individuals, partnerships, and corporations making charitable contributions on how these contributions should be substantiated and reported in order for them to be legally tax-deductible.
How the CARES Act Impacts Charitable Giving
The Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Securities Act, also known as the CARES Act, is the third COVID-19 related bill enacted by Congress being preceded by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The CARES Act includes significant tax relief and charitable giving benefits.
4 Questions you Should Consider Before Giving Abroad
Whether you’ve traveled to distant parts of the world and were inspired by the inventiveness of the communities you visited, read about an issue in a news article, or maybe just feel a special kinship with a given place, the desire to help somehow can quickly move to the top of your priority list.
11 Facts About Donor Advised Funds and Private Foundations
When evaluating options for best structuring charitable giving, donors often wish to assess the differences and benefits offered by creating a private foundation or opening a donor advised fund (DAF).
While private foundations and DAFs enable strategic and tax-effective charitable giving, they differ enough that they can appeal to different types of donors, be more effective in specific situations, and can even complement each other.
4 Trends Dramatically Reshaping Corporate Philanthropy
GUEST BLOG | Don’t Just Do Good Things. Do the RIGHT Good Things. You see it: The need for corporate philanthropy is skyrocketing. Worthy, urgent causes appear literally overnight. And enterprises like yours are responding in a big way, generating positive impact for a host of beneficiaries via grantmaking, employee donations and volunteer programs.
Corporate Citizen Congratulations
CAF America is committed to supporting US corporations in their global philanthropy and corporate citizenship efforts. We are so proud of the companies we work with and their dedication to good global citizenship, and we’re not surprised that several of them were included in CR Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking!
CAF America Supports our Employees' Philanthropy
As the leader in cross-border giving, CAF America’s core mission is to enable US donors to support charitable causes around the world. We make this happen through excellence in regulatory compliance, risk mitigation, and reputational protection. This overarching purpose of excellence in philanthropy brings us together as staff members, each of whom is passionate about global philanthropy.
World Malaria Day 2020
In 2020, with the coronavirus pandemic reaching a global scale, many of us are experiencing the real threat of an invisible and potentially deadly enemy for the first time. Many countries in the southern hemisphere—and mankind historically—have been battling against another similar but, time considered, more deadly ancient enemy. Malaria is consistently one of the largest killers on Earth, averaging at least a half million deaths per year around the world.
International Day of Charity 2019: A World of Impact
Every year on September 5th, the UN’s International Day of Charity serves as a great reminder each year to celebrate the power of philanthropy. In our quest to enable domestic and cross-border giving by American donors—individuals, foundations, and corporations—we have the privilege of witnessing philanthropy in action every day.
CAF America Hosts Diaspora Philanthropy Summit
On November 2nd-3rd, CAF America had the immense honor of hosting its Diaspora Philanthropy Summit at the organizational headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. With CAF Canada and Boston University’s Pardee School of Global Studies African Studies Center as partners, the Summit brought together representatives from diaspora groups from across the world and served as an incubator for diaspora philanthropic giving models.