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How to Get Grants for Your International Work

Feb 26, 2013

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Foundations that give grants to non-U.S. based charities must do additional reporting to IRS to prove that the funds were used appropriately, either in the form of equivalency determination (ED) or expenditure responsibility (ER). As a result, compared to domestic nonprofits, foreign NGOs must go through many more, often time-consuming, steps before and/or after the grant is made to verify their charitable status and to help the funders comply with their extra reporting requirements.

If your organization wants to get U.S. foundation grants for your international work, this live chat will help you learn about:

  • What processes, procedures, and documents you'll need to meet ED or ER requirements
  • Types of projects that are better suited for ED or ER
  • NGOsource, a new service that will help to speed up the equivalency determination process

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Kelly Simone

Kelly Shipp Simone is the vice president of legal affairs at the Council on Foundations, a membership organization that supports grantmakers in various aspects of foundation management. Kelly has authored several publications for foundations, including “Top 10 Ways Private Foundations Can Influence Public Policy,” “How to Calculate the Public Support Test” and “Family Foundations and the Law.”

Sheila Warren

Sheila Warren, General Counsel, NGOsource: As general counsel of NGOsource and TechSoup Global, Sheila Warren provides guidance on international philanthropy law, oversees the equivalency determination review team, and educates the philanthropic community about the requirements of international grantmaking. She regularly lectures on the topics of international philanthropy and grantmaking.