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United States International Grantmaking (USIG) is a project of the Council on Foundations in partnership with the International Center for Not-For-Profit Law. The USIG project facilitates effective and responsible international grantmaking by U.S. foundations.

Council on Foundations resource, Addressing the Impact of Currency Fluctuations on International Grantmaking, focuses on some of the challenges foundations and giving programs and their grantees face as a result of fluctuating currency exchange rates, and highlights various ways that U.S. grantmakers are dealing with them in their international grantmaking activities.

Is it legal to fund overseas? What are the tax implications involved? Does a lawyer need to be consulted? Learn the nuts and bolts of making an international grant. [more ...]


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Created in partnership with the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law , this section describes the NGO legal framework in 35 countries to help U.S. grantmakers obtain translated legislative provisions relevant to an equivalency determination. [more ...]


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Contains resources that explain legal issues relevant to international grantmakers in clear, easy-to-understand language.
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To assist its members and the field with leadership and guidance on global disasters, the Council on Foundations compiles timely, crisis-specific resources and summarizes the philanthropic response.
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This section features publications on international grantmaking. Resources are organized by topic, funding area, and geographic area. Submit a report for inclusion in this library! [more ...]

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  • Collateral Damage: How the War on Terror Hurts Charities, Foundations, and the People They Serve
  • Intersections: Confronting the Climate Challenge

This section contains more than a 100 links for international grantmakers to Affinity Groups, Disaster Grantmaking Resources, Community Foundations, Corporate Foundations, Intermediary/Partner Organizations. [more ...]  


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