Expenditure Responsibility & Equivalency Determination
If you are a private foundation or a sponsoring organization of donor advised funds, our comprehensive back office compliance services allow you to give directly to foreign organizations and avoid the high, percentage-based fees of U.S. intermediaries.
To allow you more choice and flexibility in your international grantmaking, we offer both Expenditure Responsibility and Equivalency Determination and recommend which path to pursue.
Our Expenditure Responsibility and Equivalency Determination services include the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) search, checking foreign grantees against the U.S. government's lists of organizations and individuals suspected or known to be involved in terrorism. Anti-terrorism financing screening is implemented at the Silver Vetting level.
Paragon's "white glove" services are characterized by a personalized relationship with our clients and a fast turn-around time for due diligence steps. We do not charge a membership fee.
Please contact us for more information about our services in international grants compliance.
International Grantmaking Policies and Procedures
Our team is available to review your foundation's policies and procedures for international grantmaking, or provide on-site training or coaching as needed. These services can be tailored to your specific needs. Please contact us for more information.
The San Francisco Foundation
Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
Seattle International Foundation
Communities Foundation of Texas
Marin Community Foundation
Greater Houston Community Foundation
The Dallas Foundation