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International Charitable Transactions and Operations

Philanthropy, like information, has no borders. Each country, however, has its own specific laws governing what nonprofits may and may not do. Our lawyers have extensive experience in working with grantmaking charities and operating charities to help them comply with U.S. laws governing their overseas activities.


We provide advice on:

  • Developing grant administration procedures, including grant agreements and (where necessary) expenditure responsibility compliance, that satisfy U.S. law without imposing unnecessary burdens on foreign grantees.
  • Determining whether a foreign charity is the equivalent of a U.S. public charity for purposes of grants from private foundations and donor-advised funds.
  • Working with them to develop risk assessment and risk management procedures to reduce the possibility that charitable assets may be diverted away from their intended uses.
  • Keeping them informed about legal developments, such as the USA Patriot Act and Treasury's anti-terrorist financing efforts, that affect international philanthropy.

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