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- OFAC Issues Guidance for Humanitarian Assistance to the Palestinian People
- Into UnchartED Territory: Navigating International Grants Beyond Equivalency Determination Certificates
- Communities in Focus: The Fundamentals of Place-Based Grantmaking
- India Announces Extension of FCRA Eligibility
OFAC Issues Guidance for Humanitarian Assistance to the Palestinian People
On November 14th, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) at the US Department of Treasury released a new Compliance Communique titled “Guidance for the Provision of Humanitarian Assistance to the Palestinian People.” It did not include any new sanctions or licenses, but offered updated guidance on options for humanitarian assistance in Gaza.
Into UnchartED Territory: Navigating International Grants Beyond Equivalency Determination Certificates
The US Equivalency Determination (ED) certificate is the world’s most flexible tool foundations can use to make cross-border grants, giving US grantmakers the unique ability to grant unrestricted funds to non-US organizations that meet the necessary criteria. However, it’s important for grantmakers to approach the use of ED certificates thoughtfully in their international grant programs.
Communities in Focus: The Fundamentals of Place-Based Grantmaking
In recent years, particularly following the Covid-19 pandemic and global social justice movements, philanthropists and stakeholders have embraced an emerging approach, known as place-based grantmaking, that works to improve a community as a whole by tailoring philanthropy to the needs of the people within it.
India Announces Extension of FCRA Eligibility
On September 25, 2023, India’s Ministry of Home Affairs announced an extension of the FCRA registration certificates pending renewal, either until March 31, 2024, or until their renewal application has been processed, whichever is earlier. Importantly, all organizations with registration certificates previously set to expire by September 30, 2023 and who have a pending renewal application are covered under this extension.
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- Empowering Youth and Building Bridges
- Closing the Entrepreneurship Gender Gap
- Changing the World Through Play
- Welcoming Ukrainian Refugees in Bulgaria
Empowering Youth and Building Bridges
Since their establishment in 1998, Sport dans la Ville has grown to operate a network of sixty sports centers, each strategically located at the heart of the low-income communities they serve. Through the power of sports activities, they instill values such as self-confidence, teamwork, dedication, leadership, and hard work in young individuals, setting them on a path to a brighter future.
Closing the Entrepreneurship Gender Gap
More women than ever are pursuing careers as entrepreneurs; however, women around the world still face gender biases and limited support from their communities, governments, and venture capital. In a recent survey conducted by the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, 70% of women entrepreneurs surveyed reported facing gender stereotypes that have negatively affected their work and 49% said that these stereotypes have affected their business’ profitability.
Changing the World Through Play
Active play and education when working hand and hand can go far in advancing community development. Coaches Across Continents (CAC), an NGO registered in both the USA and UK, links all three through their unique Self-Directed learning model that educates people through play to identify, address, and solve problems specific to their communities. Through this multidimensional approach, CAC empowers communities with the knowledge and skills needed to pave their own future.
Welcoming Ukrainian Refugees in Bulgaria
Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, the United Nations estimates that 7 million people have fled the country to seek refuge in neighboring countries while 8 million have been displaced within Ukraine itself. BCause Foundation, a nonprofit organization (NPO) based in Bulgaria and a member of the CAF International Network, has worked to develop the philanthropic sector within the Balkan nation since 1995. Now, with Europe facing the largest refugee crisis since the Second World War the Foundation has launched a fund for immediate and medium term support of Ukrainian refugees in Bulgaria.
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