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IRS Publishes New Guidelines for Equivalency Determination

Many international grantmakers in the U.S. were very pleased when in 2015 the Department of Treasury published its final regulations called “Reliance Standards for Making Good Faith Determinations.” With near lighting speed, for the IRS, just two years later on September 14th, 2017, the IRS has released Rev. Proc. 2017-53. These new guidelines clarify the… CONTINUE READING >>


Anti-Money Laundering Compliance for Grantmakers: The Good, The Bad and The Regulatory

A recent announcement by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is giving the charitable sector a new reason to celebrate. For years, governments have cautioned potential donors that the entire charitable sector, made up primarily of Nonprofit Organizations (NPOs), is at a greater risk for being used to commit money laundering and other illegal activities. Such… CONTINUE READING >>


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CANDLE: The Goats Project

Grant Recipient: CANDLE (Community Action Development Liberative and Education) The goat – one of the first animals domesticated by man  – is an intelligent and social animal who provides us with a great many uses including milk, clothing material, fuel, and more. With the unique trait of having twins most of the time and the… CONTINUE READING >>

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