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.
In-Depth knowledge on Anti-Terrorism Compliance
Experts discuss both the new domestic charity and foreign NGO laws in China and their likely impacts on US foundations working in China.
Over the last two years, the Council has been actively engaging with the intergovernmental Financial Action Task Force (FATF) as they have taken steps that could shift the global regulatory environment for cross-border philanthropy. Recently, there have been three important developments in the Council's work with FATF.
Frequently asked questions about legal basics and anti-terrorism.
After September 11, 2001, many grantmakers and other charitable organizations that were not previously familiar with the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), learned of its existence. As one of the key U.S. government agencies seeking to shut down terrorism funding around the world, OFAC has focused attention on charities as one mechanism for providing financial support to terrorists. As a result, grantmakers and others have dedicated more time and effort to OFAC compliance.
Arguments for requiring grantees to certify that they do not and will not knowingly provide material support to any individual or entity furthering terrorist activities and examples of certification language.
This article provides a general overview of how the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control sanctions programs affect international humanitarian activity.
A plain-language guide to Executive Order 13224, the Patriot Act, embargoes and sanctions, IRS rules, Treasury Department voluntary guidelines, and USAID requirements.