Global Philanthropy

Senior Counsel Lara Kalwinski offers a quick review and summary of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG) fourth mutual evaluation of the United States anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing framework, which was released on December 1, 2016.

The Council on Foundations, Florida Philanthropic Network, Jessie Ball duPont Fund and SDG Philanthropy Platform are excited to co-host a meeting in Jacksonville at the Jessie Ball duPont Fund on December 6, 2016 to discuss how work already underway across Florida supports the universal Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

October 2016 updates on the Council's Global Philanthropy Program include information about Habitat III, new SDG resources, upcoming events the Director of Global Philanthropy will be speaking at in the coming months, and the launch of a Global Liaisons Program, a new initiative of the Council which will bring together partnership staff and offices within federal agencies and key multilateral institutions (like the U.N., World Bank, and development banks) every other month to discuss how best to partner with and engage philanthropy.

On September 21, the United States became the first high-income nation to join Kenya, Colombia, Indonesia, and Ghana as pilot countries in the SDG Philanthropy Platform. The global SDG Philanthropy Platform, managed by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, the Foundation Center, and UNDP, brings together foundations and philanthropists across the world to build partnerships between philanthropic organizations, the United Nations, governments, civil society, and business to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has revised its Recommendation 8 on nonprofits to no longer characterize them as "particularly vulnerable" to terrorist abuse and made important changes to the Interpretive Note to this Recommendation. NPOs are now wondering how their countries will react to these revisions and how they can ensure that national implementation is beneficial to nonprofits and in line with FATF's new risk-based approach.

August 2016 updates on the Council's Global Philanthropy Program including news about the Sustainable Development Goals, new grantmaking laws and regulations in China and around the world, recent conferences on international philanthropy, and upcoming meeting and events.