Giving to a charity overseas is not as simple as writing
a check to a local nonprofit organization in the United
States, and there are various barriers. Some barriers are
legal---US tax laws do not provide incentives for donating
directly overseas and proper due diligence is required in
order to make such a donation legal.
Other challenges involve access to information on reputable
overseas charities as well as reliable financial management
and expenditure responsibility of overseas gifts.
Because of this challenge, less than 3.7% of giving or $430.1
million in the United States went to overseas charities
versus $11.6 billion in total giving by US foundations.
the International Community Foundation as your international grantmaking partner, there are thousands
of communities around the world where you can make a tax deductible
donation that can make a meaningful difference in the quality
of life of people in need.
International Community Foundation accomplishes this by streamlining
and simplifying the process of giving overseas for US donors,
eliminating the various obstacles and providing a complete
international grantmaking solution.
Through its 20 years of grantmaking
experience and its network of nonprofit organizations (NGO’s)
and community foundations in the Americas, International Community Foundation provides
donors with the following value added benefits: