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Oversight and Regulation of Charitable Organizations

Columbia University in the City of New York

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period February 1, 2011–January 31, 2013
  • Location New York, NY, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant provides continued support to the Attorneys General Oversight and Regulation of Charitable Organizations project of the National State Attorneys General Program at Columbia Law School, Columbia University in the City of New York. The goal of the project is to foster a comprehensive approach by state attorneys general to protecting charitable assets and ensuring their lawful, highest, and best use in the public interest and in the manner their donors intended. Through national conferences, trainings, online materials, and consultations to state attorneys general offices, the project has been an educational resource for attorneys general and their staff and has facilitated dialogue with nonprofit practitioners and scholars. Over the next two years, the project will continue to enhance and broaden these activities. Columbia University is one of the top academic and research institutions in the world. One of the university’s 13 graduate and professional schools, Columbia Law School is a leading center of legal scholarship.