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Frequently Asked Questions

  • From whom does the Foundation accept donations?

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    The Foundation accepts donations from any donor (whether corporate, foundation or an individual) provided that acceptance of the donation would not threaten the integrity of the Foundation, the UN Global Compact Office or the initiative as a whole. In general, it is expected that contributors to the Foundation will be participants or other stakeholders of the Global Compact.

  • What are donated funds spent on?

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    Contributions are used to fund important activities of the Global Compact Office, such as events, publications and studies aimed at raising awareness of the UN Global Compact, its principles and how to implement them. Click here to see current funding priorities. To maximize the benefit that flows from donations, administrative costs are kept to a minimum.

  • What forms of payment are accepted?

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    Donations can be made by wire transfer, cheque or credit card in United States dollars.

  • Are in kind donations accepted?

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    Cash contributions are the standard method of donation. However, in kind contributions will be considered on a case by case basis.

  • Are contributions to the Foundation tax deductible?

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    Whether contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible will depend on the tax laws of your country. In many countries, contributions to charities, like the Foundation, are tax deductible as a business expense for companies. The Foundation is a 501(3)(c) organization.

  • If I donate, can I use the Global Compact logo?

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    Please see the Global Compact name and logo policy, which is unrelated to contributions to the Foundation.

  • If I donate, can I use the logo of the Foundation for the Global Compact?

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    Any use of the Foundation logo must be approved in advance by the Foundation. Please send any Foundation logo requests to: info @ globalcompactfoundation.org.

  • Where can I find out more information about the UN Global Compact?

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    Please visit: www.unglobalcompact.org. Questions about the initiative should be directed to Global Compact Office at globalcompact @ un.org.

  • What is the Foundation's relationship with the United Nations?

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  • How is the UN Global Compact Office funded?

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    The UN Global Compact Office receives no funding from the regular budget of the United Nations. Salaries of its staff and its operating expenses are paid out of a trust fund into which governments make voluntary contributions on an annual basis. The Foundation has been established as a way to source funding from the private sector, including business, foundations and individuals, for events, publications, research and other activities to help raise awareness of the UN Global Compact, its ten principles and the ways of implementing them.

  • Does the Foundation accept proposals and requests for funding?

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    The Foundation exists to support the work of the UN Global Compact Office and related activities. It does not accept unsolicited funding proposals or requests for funding.

  • What is the Foundation's Federal ID Number?

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    Our Federal Identification Number is 16-1756484. The IRS letter confirming our 501(c)(3) status is available for download.