NGOAmerica, a project of Charities Aid Foundation of America (CAFAmerica), offers an enhanced package of services to assist US donors interested in supporting foreign charitable organizations safely and effectively.
CAFAmerica’s excellent reputation as the leader in global giving and its twenty years of experience reinforce NGOAmerica’s credibility, demonstrating that it is the clear choice to turn to for international grantmaking.
NGOAmerica was created so that you will be able to:
- Quickly and easily understand your international grantmaking options;
- Realize the full potential of your international philanthropic goals;
- Work with an experienced, trusted team to make strategic decisions;
- Be relieved from the administrative burdens of grantmaking;
- Give with confidence, making a lasting impact on the issues that matter to you most.
Recent proposed changes by the IRS have drawn attention to the process known as equivalency determination (ED), used by private foundations and public charities in connection with grants to foreign charitable organizations. As a result, these proposed changes are prompting individuals, families, foundations and other charities, and corporations to closely examine the ways in which they donate internationally. Furthermore, foreign charitable organizations are also considering how the changes may affect their own operations. CAFAmerica is uniquely qualified to advise anyone who may be affected by the proposed changes.
NGOAmerica offers equivalency determination services, but this route may not always be the best one to accomplish your philanthropic goals. The benefit of working with NGOAmerica is that our experienced staff partners with you so that you are empowered to determine the best course of action for your philanthropic goals. Our staff then follows through by supplying the appropriate service that you need.
NGOAmerica is the “go-to” reference point for anyone who may be interested in international philanthropy; we provide information, offer solutions, and deliver enhanced services to keep global grantmaking simple, secure, and effective.
NGOAmerica is an initiative of Charities Aid Foundation of America (CAFAmerica). It was developed in the fall of 2012 to provide a more enhanced set of offerings to the international grantmaking market.
CAFAmerica itself originated as the result of a vision by the then Chief Executive at CAF (UK) to connect the sophisticated and growing philanthropic community in the US with foreign charitable organizations. CAFAmerica was incorporated in Delaware, and opened its first office on Park Avenue in New York City in 1992. CAFAmerica moved to the Washington, D.C. area in 1997. Many initial donors to CAFAmerica, individual and corporate, remain active donors today [having grown their respective programs and interests as cross-border giving has evolved too].