b'Challenges in International PhilanthropyIndiaWhy its challenging for donors: Indias Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) governs which Indian organizations may receive foreign charitable funding. It has been increasingly difficult to register and maintain FCRA status. This resulted in a 40% decline in foreign funding between 2015 and 2018. On September 28, 2020, India passed several new FCRA amendments including a prohibition of re-granting of foreign funding to other local nonprofits. US donors can no longer rely on Indian nonprofit intermediaries validated via Equivalency Determination or Expenditure Responsibility to manage local due diligence and grantmaking. How CAF America helps: CAF America is an expert on FCRA. The majority of our grantmaking into India has always gone to direct beneficiaries in the country, and not through an intermediary.We work closely with our Indian partners and the CAF office in New Delhi to ensure that each of our grantees is registered under FCRA and is in compliance with annual reporting requirements, thus we enable our donors to continue advising gifts to India.MexicoWhy its challenging for donors: Anti-money laundering legislation requires organizations in Mexico to submit extensive information on donations they receive over MXN 107,000. Sensitive information from donors such as copies of passports are required.How CAF America helps: CAF America, as the grantor, undertakes the responsibility of compliance with these onerous requirements in relation to the grants advised by our donors to organizations in Mexico.RussiaWhy its challenging for donors: Russian organizations that receive foreign charitable funding have to register as foreign agents and comply with burdensome reporting requirements. Organizations working on sensitive issue-areas may be deemed undesirable if they are perceived as a threat to Russian national security.How CAF America helps: CAF America works with our partner, CAF Russia, to ensure that gifts to Russia are made in compliance with all relevant laws and enable our donor clients to continue supporting the work of organizations on the ground.www.cafamerica.org PAGE8'