On September 20, 2020, the lower house of the Indian parliament passed a bill amending the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), signaling a significant shift in how foreign funding is regulated in the country. The bill has since become law after the president assented on September 28, 2020 and went into effect September 29, 2020. The onerous amendments to an already burdensome law will have negative consequences for any funders outside of India that support Indian nonprofits.
Join the Council on Foundations and the International Center for Not-for-profit Law (ICNL) as the amendments are discussed and learn from peer funders about how the changes to FCRA will impact your work.
- Brian Kastner, Manager, Global Philanthropy | Council on Foundations
- Julie Hunter, Legal Advisor – Asia & the Pacific | ICNL
- Noshir Dadrawala, CEO | Centre for Advancement in Philanthropy
- John Hecklinger, President and CEO | Global Fund for Children
- Seema Nair, Program Officer for India | Fund for Global Human Rights
This call will not be recorded but a detailed summary will be provided after.
A group of Indian NGO leaders are also holding a briefing, Decoding the FCRA Amendment Bill 2020, on September 29 at 5:30 a.m. ET.
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