Does NGOsource conduct Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) list or terrorism checks?

No. USA PATRIOT Act OFAC list and terrorism checks are not legal requirements for ED. As a matter of practice, we recommend that such checks should be conducted by the grantmaker before making international grants, especially since the OFAC sanctions constitute a strict liability regime. In addition, we have found that funders’ risk assessment and due diligence standards vary considerably in this area. For more information, visit the US Department of Treasury website.