The giving season fosters conversations about the ways that philanthropically-inclined individuals can support charities in the easiest, safest, and most effective manner. One of these ways is making a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA). QCDs are gaining in popularity and we often receive questions about how they work, especially in… CONTINUE READING >>
This time of year is often known for the changing colors of the leaves, preparations for family gatherings, and the beginning of the holiday season. More importantly, it’s also the time for many Americans to make their charitable gifts before the end of the year. If you’re considering making some gifts this season, here are… CONTINUE READING >>
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. These regulations clarify existing regulations by adding new… CONTINUE READING >>
In Brief Donors in the United States may not give directly to Indian nonprofits and receive a tax deduction in the US. By giving through CAF America, US donors can make tax effective donations to any successfully vetted foreign charitable organization. Giving to a foreign nonprofit without conducting due diligence on the organization and its… CONTINUE READING >>
“The legal environment impacting cross-border giving is changing, and sadly not always for the better. But such laws are just part of a larger picture, an ever-changing tapestry of environments, both domestically and around the world, that impact our work.Changes to our field can be daunting but they can also be opportunities.” -Ted Hart, President… CONTINUE READING >>
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… CONTINUE READING >>
From time to time, our conversations with donor clients or charity partners reveal certain misconceptions within the philanthropic sector. One issue that continues to surface is that giving to Canadian charities is easy. Alas, it isn’t so simple. This piece addresses the erroneous belief that grantmaking into Canada does not require any due diligence. While… CONTINUE READING >>
IRS Provides New “Checklist” to Determine Whether a Foreign Charity Qualifies to Receive Tax-Deductible Gifts from Americans without Triggering an Excise Tax
For the first time, the IRS has clearly defined and expanded upon what tax attorneys, CPAs, and enrolled agents should take into consideration when facilitating cross-border gifts to foreign charities. Read the full article on Bloomberg BNA Software Be sure to listen to our Radio show, “What You Need To Know About: New IRS Guidelines… CONTINUE READING >>
Author: Emily Bryant, Doctoral Candidate CAF America’s third annual International Grantmaking Symposium was held earlier this month in Boston. As a first time IGS participant (or “delegate,” as we’re called), I took in a great deal of valuable information and received the opportunity to network with others in the field. Though not a grantmaker myself… CONTINUE READING >>
September is always a hectic time in New York City. The United Nation’s annual meeting of the General Assembly (GA) occurs every year in September and brings with it a whole host of international government officials, corporate executives, international organization employees, and of course, civil society members and philanthropists. This year, however, the massive… CONTINUE READING >>
Bright Future International (BFI) is a charitable organization dedicated to helping underprivileged children around the world. It funds arts and educational enrichment programs for children through partnerships with local and international organizations that seek to instill values of compassion, self-esteem, and the desire to help others. Founded in 2008 by Mr. Anthony Melikhov, a former… CONTINUE READING >>
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 >>
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 >>
Featured announcement on new CAF America Corporate Advisory Services, info on the Shared Value Leadership Summit, and the COF Annual Conference in June!
New blog post for World Malaria Day; information on the Council on Foundations DC Conference in June, and more!
A note from our CEO on his recent site visit to Bulgarian Charities Aid Foundation, info on an upcoming radio show on Grantmaking & Philanthropy in Africa, and more.
With a featured article from CEO Ted Hart, a new blog post on World Water Day, and a new radio show.
Featuring a new article from John Holm, ways to connect with us at the GMN Conference, two new blog posts, new grants, and more.
This year’s theme is ‘Inspiring Change’. Read this blog post and learn 10 different ways to celebrate women worldwide.
For International Women’s Day, we’re highlighting some of the realities women face in the world today.
Looking to gain insight into the nature of global giving? Download your FREE copy of the report here.
Read about the newest fund opened by Nike in honor of Black History Month, info on upcoming conferences, and more news.
The latest news from CAF America, including the Day of International Giving press release, stories of philanthropy, and more.
CAF America is proud to celebrate the growth in international giving; today we’re sharing two stories of philanthropy on behalf of DIG, made possible by our generous donors. Click to learn more.
The latest news from CAF America, including newly eligible organizations, a new article on shared value, and more.
How does a company innovate on a social issue that is directly linked to a company’s business model and already generates a great deal of publicity?
A more in-depth look at shared value– John Holm explores a case study showing how Coca-Cola strategically collaborated with a local Brazilian NGO as a ‘distribution partner’ on educating and training low-income youth.
7/23/13: John Holm illustrates a new take on the evolving relationship between the for-profit and nonprofit sectors.