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About the Chapel & York US Foundation, Inc.

The Chapel & York US Foundation, Inc. is an alternative to the time and cost of setting up and managing a dedicated 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization in the USA. It eliminates the administrative, legal and regulatory requirements necessary to run a 501(c)(3) but you will have less engagement and flexibility than having a dedicated organization.

The Foundation is particularly useful for organizations who:

  • anticipate a modest number of local donations;
  • do not have enough supporters interested in serving on a local governing body;
  • want to invest a limited amount of resources; or
  • wish to test engagement before devoting the time/money for a greater commitment.

Donors can take a tax deduction for donations to the Chapel & York US Foundation. The Foundation can receive grants from other foundations because it is a US Public Charity.

Organizations can become members of the Foundation. There is an annual membership fee plus the Foundation retains a percentage of donations received. There are two membership levels. The Foundation can also accept single or occasional donations from individuals or grants from corporates, foundations, and trusts without the need for your organization to become a member.

For those organizations with events in the USA, the Foundation can work with you to provide event support including taking bookings. We will be happy to discuss prices for these services.

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Meet the Board

The Trustees of the US Foundation meet every three months to evaluate potential members and award grants. They are always enthusiastic to learn about new organisations and the amazing work they do in their countries.

Nancy Bikson

Trustee

Nancy is a US lawyer with a Master’s Degree in tax and over twenty years’ experience in the non-profit sector. She is the founder of Chapel & York Limited and was previously an Assistant Director of CAFAmerica, a US 501(c)(3) based in London. She has spoken extensively at International Fundraising conferences about charities, fund-raising and cross-border philanthropy.

Nancy Bikson

Susan Mathisen

Trustee

Susan has worked both in the United States and Europe non-profit sectors. An experienced fundraiser, manager and conservator, Susan has helped museums, universities and other historical agencies to find the resources needed to achieve their goals. Susan has a Certificate in Fund Raising from New York University and a Master of Arts in Museum Studies and Textile Conservation from the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Susan Mathisen

Jacqueline Wolfson

Trustee

Jacqueline is a New York-based entrepreneur who has run her own personal concierge business since 2000. She has traveled extensively throughout the world, but has come to adopt Africa as her second home especially, Uganda. Passionate about charity work, she volunteered for a number of non-profit organisations in her spare time and in 2015, decided to move her career across to the charity sector in order to specialise in non-profit management.

Jacquelyn Wolfson

Cortney Busch

Executive Director

Cortney is a trained lawyer with a concentration in criminal legal aid who has worked across civil liberties NGOs for over seven years including: fundraising, communications, operations, casework, grant writing, management, and financial management.

Cortney Busch
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