International Grantmaking III: An Update on U.S. Foundation Trends,
The Foundation Center with the Council on Foundations
This book is a joint effort of the Council on Foundations and the Foundation Center. Prepared as an update to the 2000 International Grantmaking II study, this report examines perspectives on the post-9/11 funding climate and the current outlook for the field based on a 2004 survey of 64 leading U.S. international grantmakers. International Grantmaking III also examines patterns in international giving based on the grants of more than 1,000 larger U.S. foundations. In particular, the study analyzes shifts in giving priorities, countries/regions targeted for support, and the impact of the new large funders.
Item #: 614, 2004, 97 pages, Price $35
Making a Difference in Africa: Advice from Experienced Grantmakers By Rob Buchanan and Jayne Booker
Today, there are more democratic and civilian governments in Africa than at any time in the last century. Civil society and community organizations are taking advantage of the Internet to share problems and seek solutions. There are many opportunities for U.S. foundations and corporate grantmakers to support institutions that play a role in the continent’s positive developments. While acknowledging the challenges, this book, based on interviews with 50 foundation and corporate officers from 33 foundations, seeks to present a more balanced picture of Africa by heightening the many opportunities for grantmakers to become involved in effective and rewarding ways.
Item #: 613, 2004, 210 pages, Price $30, COF member $20
Grantmaking for the Global Village
By Emmett Carson
Explore a new vision emerging among foundations-globally inspired grantmaking. Discover the four broad sets of circumstances prompting foundations to consider globally inspired grantmaking. Find out how your foundation can support global projects and gain tangible and important benefits for your home community. Take away numerous ideas for developing and refining strategies for such initiatives.
Item #: 824, 1997, 23 pages, Price $25, COF member $15
Principles of International Charity (Free, in PDF)
Treasury Guidelines Working Group of Charitable Sector Organizations and Advisors, March 2005
The Principles were drawn up by representatives of more than 40 charitable sector organizations including the Council on Foundations (the working group coordinator), Independent Sector, InterAction and Grantmakers Without Borders, as an alternative to the U.S. Treasury Department's Voluntary Anti-Terrorist Guidelines.
Disaster Grantmaking: A practical Guide for Foundations and Corporations (Free, in PDF)
Council on Foundations & European Foundation Centre,
This report is intended to guide and inform foundations and corporate grantmakers interested in becoming more effective and strategic in their disaster grantmaking. Included are some broad principles, lessons from experienced grantmakers, examples of good and bad practices, facts and figures, and a list of useful websites.
New Horizons in Family Giving: the Impact and Experience of International Grantmaking from a U.S. Perspective (Free)
By Susan Cornell Wilkes
What role do family foundations play in America’s relationship with the world, particularly at this time in history? Gain insight into the role of family foundations as global grantmakers and read sample stories of families whose horizons have been expanded through their international philanthropy. This paper also lists resources to help family foundations find appropriate grantees or partner organizations in specific areas of international interest, both in the United States and overseas.
Beyond Our Borders: A Guide to Making Grants Outside the U.S., Third Edition
By John A. Edie and Jane C. Nober
This specialized guide is essential if you are considering making grants outside the United States. Learn the legal and technical requirements necessary to comply with U.S. laws and regulations that permit grants to non-U.S. organizations. This book also includes information on grants for IRS-recognized charities with non-U.S. activities, direct corporate giving programs, public charities and private foundations.
Item #: 602, 2002, 66 pages, Price $40, COF member $25
Expenditure Responsibility Step by Step,
By John A. Edie
Expenditure responsibility gives a private foundation an additional way to make grants to an entity that is not a 501(c)(3) public charity. The extra steps the law requires of foundations exercising expenditure responsibility are clearly and authoritatively laid out in this comprehensive guide, which includes extensive sample forms and documents. This book is a must-read for any foundation seeking to expand its overseas or nontraditional grantmaking.
Item #: 824, 2002, 71 pages, Price $75, COF member $50
Rules of the Road: a Guide to the Law of Charities in the United States
By Betsy Buchalter Adler
This master reference alerts you to the legal fundamentals governing U.S. grantmaking and eases your way through the maze of tax laws, U.S. treasury regulations and IRS rules. You will learn the requirements an organization must satisfy to qualify as a tax-exempt charity, how an organization and its donors both benefit from tax-exempt charitable status, the distinctions between public charities and private foundations, and what lobbying foundations can and cannot do. The publication also includes guidelines for governance and accountability and sample articles of incorporation, pertinent IRS forms and suggestions for further reading.
Item #: 610, 1999, 154 pages, Price $30
Legal Dimensions of International Grantmaking (Free)
This series of articles is published quarterly by the Council on Foundations. These articles by legal experts cover a wide range of topics including anti-terrorism compliance, use of intermediary and "friends of" organizations, international grantmaking by private foundations, conducting overseas site visits, supporting microfinance abroad, and more.
Seeking a Safe Harbor (in PDF, Free)
By Martin B. Schneiderman,
This article discusses the uses of technology to facilitate compliance with the USA Patriot Act and Executive Order 13224. Martin B. Schneiderman is the president of Information Age Associates.