Global Philanthropy

At the Council, we believe that FATF is a global regulatory body that too many foundations do not understand, especially as it relates to their cross-border giving and advocacy for improved enabling environments for grantees around the world. We are, therefore, excited to share a recent webinar from the Global NPO Coalition on FATF which provides a good overview for foundations about what FATF is and what the new standard (Recommendation 8) may mean for nonprofit organizations (including foundations) in the U.S. and around the world.

Earlier this month, the Chinese government released the official Guidelines on Organizational Registration and Temporary Activities Reporting under the 2016 Overseas NGO Law in China. You can find the guidelines in Chinese, including forms and charts, online via the Ministry of Public Security. An official English translation of the implementation guidelines is not yet available, but a trusted translation is available from China Law Translate.

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.