Chapel & York US Foundation2024-02-28T10:47:59+00:00
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America is a country with a rich history of philanthropy. While J.D. Rockefeller, Bill Gates and MacKenzie Scott may be some of the most recognizable donor names, over half of Americans give to charity each year.

US donors may enjoy tax benefits for their charitable giving and, while this is not their motivation for donating, these tax benefits are a factor in philanthropic decisions – especially for major and planned gifts. The ability to offer American donors a tax benefit increases your potential to raise significant money in the US with the right approach.

However, operating a charitable entity in the US requires legal and regulatory expertise, as well as administrative time and resources—time and resources you need for engaging your donors.

The Chapel & York US Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization and can help you offer tax benefits to donors in America. A fund with our US Foundation provides you with a presence in the country and allows you to effectively fundraise without having to set up a legal entity.

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Immediately fundraise in the US without worrying about the regulatory, banking, donation processing, or technical issues as Chapel & York does it all for you

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Joining the US Foundation

In processing your completed application and conducting our due diligence, Chapel & York will review submitted documentation to ensure your organisation is able to receive grants/payments from The Chapel & York US Foundation.

In this process, Chapel & York makes no judgments as to the value of the work you do or the capacity of your organisation to do it. Once we are satisfied your application meets the criteria, the application is passed to the Foundation Executive Director to share with the board your desire to set up a fund.

In the event of your application being rejected, you will be refunded the membership fee. The processing fee is non-refundable.

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Membership Levels

For all funds we provide:

  • A professional, local team to answer questions

  • Notification to you of donations received

  • Receipting of donations to donors

  • A listing on the Foundation directory and donate page

  • The Knowledge Pack, a central hub of information

  • Access to our international fundraising team

90-DAY TEMPORARY FUND

£0

Supports donations made during a limited time period

What’s Included
  • 5% Retention rate

  • All of the above benefits during the membership period

  • Monthly donation reports

  • Access donor/donation and grant data on demand via the ‘Donation Portal’

  • Optional – 100% granting (100% of a donation is granted and the Foundation’s retention is invoiced separately)

AFFILIATE FUND

£500 pa

A low budget cost with higher retention – ideal if you want to save upfront costs

What’s Included
  • 3% Retention rate

  • All of the above benefits during the membership period

  • Monthly donation reports

  • Access donor/donation and grant data on demand via the ‘Donation Portal’

  • Optional – 100% granting (100% of a donation is granted and the Foundation’s retention is invoiced separately)

NAMED FUND

£2,000 pa

A higher upfront cost but lower retention – ideal for those expected larger donations

What’s Included
  • 1% Retention rate

  • All of the above benefits during the membership period

  • Monthly donation reports

  • Access donor/donation and grant data on demand via the ‘Donation Portal’

  • Optional – 100% granting (100% of a donation is granted and the Foundation’s retention is invoiced separately)

Dual Benefits for US/UK Taxpayers2023-04-20T16:50:14+00:00

US citizens (and other individuals subject to US income tax) who pay tax in the UK [or UK taxpayers resident in the US], can receive tax benefits in both the UK and US for the same donation. This is achieved when the donation is made to a UK charity (and thus eligible for UK Gift Aid and tax-relief) whose shares are owned by a US nonprofit and which has elected to be a ‘disregarded entity’ under US law. For UK purposes, the charity is a just a UK charity. If the donation is eligible for Gift Aid and tax-relief, it can be applied for. For US tax purposes the UK charity doesn’t exist and donations to it are as if made to the US nonprofit parent. The donor can take a US tax deduction for the donation to the extent allowed by US law. Chapel & York’s US and UK Foundations are so linked and can offer your donors these benefits.

Do discounts apply to membership levels?2023-03-29T11:39:03+00:00

Discounts apply when joining multiple Foundations, irrespective of the service level selected. When joining more than one Foundation, the discount will apply to all Foundation memberships. A full list of discounts (on memberships and set-up fees) can be viewed here

We are already a fundholder. How do we apply to join additional Foundations?2023-05-11T18:37:18+00:00

As a current member, you can apply to join additional foundations using an amended online application. Submit your details using this form and our Finance Department will issue an invoice.

Can I upgrade my membership with a Foundation?2023-03-29T15:38:55+00:00

Members may upgrade a membership at any time. You will be sent a pro-rated membership fee increase, and if some cases will be charged a due diligence fee. Requests to upgrade a membership can be submitted to upgrades@chapel-york.com

Go Global!

Establish a fund with all our Foundations with one membership

GLOBAL AFFILIATE FUND

£2,000 p/y

An Affiliate Fund membership to all Chapel & York Foundations

GLOBAL NAMED FUND

£8,000 p/y

A Named Fund membership to all Chapel & York Foundations

Additional Services & Solutions

Charitable Projects - This Fund is for individuals or groups without an established charity or charitable entity. Whether you’re a group of friends fundraising for repairs to a community building, or looking to further a particular charitable cause, we can help you with our ‘Charitable Project’ Funds.

Charitable Projects

This Fund is for individuals or groups without an established charity or charitable entity. Whether you’re a group of friends fundraising for repairs to a community building, or looking to further a particular charitable cause, we can help you with our ‘Charitable Project’ Funds.

The Chapel & York US Foundation is able to act as a fiscal sponsor for you. The Foundation will re-grant funds under the terms imposed by the granting Foundation. Non-members will incur a retention fee of 8%, members will be subject to their funds usual retention fees.

Fiscal Sponsorship

Upon request, the Chapel & York US Foundation is able to provide a fiscal sponsorship agreement which details the roles and responsibilities of the funder, US Foundation and grant recipient. This service is included as a benefit to fundholders with Named Funds and is available for a fee of 250 GBP for fundholders with Affiliate and 90-Day Temporary Funds.

Dedicated Donation Forms & Fundraising Pages - Grow your fund with the tools to create successful campaigns by designing personalised donation forms or fundraising pages. Fully customisable, giving your donors a branded and seamless giving experience.

Dedicated Donation Forms & Fundraising Pages

Enhance your fund growth with the resources needed to develop triumphant campaigns by crafting tailored donation forms or fundraising pages. Completely adaptable, providing your contributors with a cohesive and uniquely branded giving experience.

What is a fiscal sponsorship?2023-11-27T15:08:16+00:00

Fiscal sponsorship is an Agreement between a US 501c3 and a non-US entity sometimes required by US institutional funders and foundations in order to receive grants from them. The US 501c3 receives the grant and regrants it to the foreign organization.

Meet the US Board

US Foundation Board Meeting Dates 2024:

The donation cut off dates are the last day of the month before the month the board meeting is being held (denoted in brackets).

Friday, 23rd February 2024 (Donation cut off date: Wednesday, 31st January 2024)
Friday, 17th May 2024 (Donation cut off date: Tuesday, 30th April 2024)
Thursday, 15th August 2024 (Donation cut off date: Wednesday, 31st July 2024)
Thursday, 14th November 2024 (Donation cut off date: Thursday, 31st October 2024)

Contact Us

Office

Chapel & York US Foundation, Inc.

1350 Avenue of the Americas

Floor 2, Suite 266

New York NY 10019

The Chapel & York US Foundation, Inc. is a tax-exempt organization registered under section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code | EIN: 81-2161937

Email/Phone

info@chapel-yorkfoundation.org

+1 646 867 0994

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