For U.S. Donors Federal Guidelines for International Funding

To summarize, there are three main instruments:

  • Executive Order 13224 freezes property and assets of people and organizations named as terrorists on lists maintained by several federal government departments. Grantmakers are required to confirm that grantees’ names do not appear on any of the lists.
  • USA Patriot Act increases existing criminal sanctions for people or entities that provide material or financial support for terrorism. The Council on Foundations warns that the act raises the possibility of civil liability against grantmakers whose support ends up in the wrong hands.
  • Treasury Department Voluntary Guidelines recommend practices for international grantmaking that comply with Executive Order 13224 and the USA Patriot Act.

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This takeaway was derived from International Grantmaking.