The focus of the Council's global program is to support U.S. philanthropy’s international engagement – including through cross-border grantmaking – but also by applying a global perspective to domestic philanthropy within the United States. We make it our mission to play a key role in facilitating responsible and effective international grantmaking.
Working closely with partners and policymakers, we advocate for foundations in the U.S. and around the world to reduce barriers to cross-border philanthropy, and support the development of philanthropy as an essential part of a strong global civil society.
Our global work is organized into three buckets of activity, with ongoing projects in each:
- Effective Cross-Border Grantmaking
- Policy and Regulation of Cross-Border Philanthropy
- Convening Conversations on Global Topics
The Council's global program is also spearheading the following initiative:
Sustainable Development Goals & Philanthropy
To learn more, access the global grantmaking resources on our site.
Council members have access to a wide range of benefits. Our globally-minded members appreciate the following services from our global program:
- Summary and analysis of foreign civil society laws (prepared in partnership with the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law)
- Briefings and webinars on topics like grantmaking challenges in Mexico or changes to NGO laws in China
- Information about equivalency determination and expenditure responsibility requirements
- Resources on how to give internationally from donor-advised funds
Learn more about Council membership and benefits
How You Can Get Involved
Contact us to let us know the global issues you’re concerned about.