Equivalency Determination & Expenditure Responsibility

U.S. funders may encounter a situation where the desired grantee is not a registered U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit. For funders making grants overseas, this is an extremely likely occurrence. In these instances, there are a number of legal routes to successfully funding the organization. Two of the most prevalent are equivalency determination and expenditure responsibility.

These resources will help U.S. foundations and grantmakers understand equivalency determination, expenditure responsibility, and the requirements for funding non-U.S. 501(c)(3) organizations.

In-Depth knowledge on Equivalency Determination & Expenditure Responsibility

The 2016 Administrative and Program Expense Tables provide foundations with tools to benchmark their expenses – charitable administrative, program service, and qualifying distributions – against peers in the field. Containing data collected through the Council’s 2016 Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Survey, this report offers detailed breakdowns of the data by grantmaker type, staff size, geographic location, and asset group (note – this report does not examine fees associated with fund administration at community foundations).