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Charitable nature of our work

Open Briefing is organised and operated like a US public charity and meets the 501(c)(3) public-support requirements. US grantmakers can request and access our equivalency determination certificate in the NGOsource repository.

Charitable foundations in the United Kingdom are able to support our work under guidance issued by the Charity Commission in 2017. We are also an affiliate fund of the Chapel & York UK Foundation in order to facilitate tax-efficient giving for donors where required.

    • Our articles of association include a non-profit clause and an asset lock, and there are no shareholders.
    • Our work meets the public benefit requirement set out by the Charity Commission.
    • Our mission aligns with the ‘advancement of human rights’ charitable purpose set out in the Charities Act 2011.
    • NGOsource has certified us as equivalent to a US public charity.
    • CIVICUS has recognised us as a legitimate and trusted civil society actor through their voting member verification process.
    • Social Enterprise UK has certified us as a social enterprise.

Open Briefing is a values-based organisation. These values are set out in our ethical policy, which also prohibits us from projects, partners or funding that would threaten our integrity or independence.

Open Briefing is registered in England and Wales as a company limited by guarantee. Company No. 07649656. Certified social enterprise, No. 9489.

Open Briefing is a certified social enterprise and a member of
the CIVICUS global civil society alliance and the Vuka! coalition