Due Diligence & Organization Vetting


Paragon provides custom due diligence and organization vetting services to help you reduce your risk as a grantmaker acting in the international arena. In addition to our international grantmaking compliance services tailored to addressing the basic legal requirements affecting private foundations and donor advised funds, Paragon offers additional due diligence services to meet your specific needs as a grantmaking public charity, corporate foundation, or private foundation:

  • Watch list screening: checking foreign grantees against the U.S. government's lists of organizations and individuals suspected or known to be involved in terrorism.
  • Reviewing an organization's legal status, governance, and financials:  Examination of a prospective grantee's legal status, along with its governance and financial documents.
  • Assessing Reputation: Review of media coverage of an organizations programs and operations, and interviews with donors, partners, and beneficiaries.
  • Conducting In-Country Vetting: As requested, a site visit can be implemented as part of the due diligence process. 

Our services can be tailored to your specific needs. Please contact us for more information.

Selected Clients

The San Francisco Foundation

Marin Community Foundation

Seattle International Foundation

Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

Communities Foundation of Texas

Greater Houston Community Foundation

The Dallas Foundation

Triangle Community Foundation

East Bay Community Foundation