Grantmakers May Not Support Terrorism
Welter of new and revised rules make it difficult to know how to comply with governmental expectations
By Virginia P. Sikes and Don Kramer
Even before 9/11, federal statutes and regulations prohibited support for terrorist organizations, but after the World Trade Center attack, the regulation and potential penalties have become even more severe.
Charities providing grants at home or abroad should familiarize themselves with the basic rules and take reasonable steps to try to avoid violations that can cost their exempt status or even send someone to jail.
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