Our work meets the public benefit requirement set out by the Charity Commission and aligns with the ‘advancement of human rights’ charitable purpose set out in the Charities Act 2011. We are registered in England and Wales as a company limited by guarantee and are certified by Social Enterprise UK, the national body for social enterprise. Our articles of association include a non-profit clause and an asset lock, and there are no shareholders.
Charitable foundations are able to support our work under guidance issued in the United Kingdom by the Charity Commission in October 2017. In the United States, we have been assessed to be the equivalent of a tax-exempt organisation.
Open Briefing is a values-based organisation. These values are set out in our ethical policy, which also prohibits us from projects, partners, clients or sources of funding that would threaten our integrity or independence.
You can make a donation directly to Open Briefing online, via bank transfer, or by cheque. We are also an affiliate fund of the Chapel & York UK Foundation in order to facilitate tax-efficient giving if preferred. The foundation will retain just 2% of your donation to cover administration costs, and can reclaim the eligible Gift Aid for us, increasing your donation by 25% where applicable.