International Grantmaking

“Friends of” and other nonprofit organizations that make grants or operate programs internationally must comply with additional and increasingly complex regulatory requirements. We advise these organizations on compliance with the laws and regulations that apply to international philanthropy – including the U.S. Patriot Act, Treasury Department Anti-Terrorism Guidelines, and the Sanctions Program of the Office of Foreign Assets Control.

We form U.S.-based “friends of” organizations and advise international grant-making organizations on grant procedures, expenditure responsibility, and foreign equivalency determinations. We also advise organizations based abroad regarding fundraising in the U.S. and provide the legal advice needed to properly structure relationships between U.S.-based organizations and their foreign affiliates.