The Chapel & York US Foundation, Inc. 2018-03-22T09:51:57+00:00
Chapel & York US Foundation
Chapel & York US Foundation
Chapel & York US Foundation
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Supporting Good Causes Worldwide

The Chapel & York US Foundation, Inc. is part of the ever-increasing Family of Foundations set up by Chapel & York International.

The Family of Foundations was established to increase the flow of philanthropic funds to organizations worldwide. The Foundations offer charities, nonprofits, educational institutions, NGOs and other organizations the opportunity to fundraise simply and effectively in countries without having to set up dedicated legal entities.

Having a family of foundations means we can offer you one solution for a number of countries. In addition to established Foundations in the USA, United Kingdom, and Hong Kong, we are setting up new Foundations in the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Canada in early 2018 with France, Germany, and the rest of Europe to follow.

Chapel & York Foundations can help organizations fundraise in their countries by ensuring you have a presence in the country and enabling your donors to make tax-deductible or tax-effective donations.

We also support your fundraising with Local Fundraising Support Services. These include everything from Grant Research & Writing to Event Management.

Chapel & York can provide a local, experienced professional to represent your organization in the country. Your organization tells us how much time you would like your local representative to spend on your work – the more time booked in advance, the lesser the rate.

When you are part of the Family, Chapel & York looks after you.

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Membership with a Foundation or the Family of Foundations means you can immediately fundraise in a country without worrying about the regulatory, banking, donation processing, or technical issues as that is all done for you. Donations made to the Foundation are used to support you. We can accept donations from individuals, company sponsorship, grants from trusts and foundations, and even government funding.

Organizations can apply to join an individual foundation or the entire Family of Foundations under one of two membership levels — Affiliate Fund or Named Fund.

Affiliate Fund

An Affiliate Fund is the less expensive option. You are listed as an Affiliate on the website and feature on a generic donation page drop-down list for donors to find you. There is an annual membership fee and a percentage of the funds you raise will be retained by the Foundation.

Named Fund

A Named Fund gives your organization the most name recognition and coordination with your current entity. Retained fees are half that of the Affiliate Fund. Other benefits include a dedicated branded landing page for online donations and immediate notification of donations received.

One-off fees:

Evaluation fee – £250.00 (Affiliate Fund, Named Fund)
Dedicated branded donation form – £500.00 (Named Fund Only)

Annual Membership fees:

1 x Single Foundation: Affiliate Fund – £250.00 per annum
The Family of Foundations: Affiliate Fund – £500.00 per annum

1 x Single Foundation: Named Fund – £2000.00 per annum
The Family of Foundations: Named Fund – £5000.00 per annum

With an Affiliate Fund Membership, a 2% Retention Rate is charged by the Foundation(s) on all donations.
With a Named Fund Membership, a 1% Retention Rate is charged by the Foundation(s) on all donations.

Fees are calculated on the net donation made to the Foundation; processing fees are also included. Gift Aid, if applicable, is not subject to a retention amount.

Please note: An additional credit card processing fee (1.4%+20p per donation) applies to all contributions received by credit card through our online giving payment portal merchant (PayPal).

Your application will not be considered unless we have the correct paperwork, a fully completed form, and payment has been received. Your application is evaluated against the criteria for the one or all countries depending on your membership. We will review your governing documents, mission, vision, current activities, and financial statements to ensure your organization is able to receive grants in the appropriate countries. Once we are satisfied that your organization meets the criteria for each country, your application will be submitted for Trustee approval in the appropriate countries. The Boards of the Chapel & York Foundations meet once every three months to consider applications for evaluation and you will be notified of the outcome as soon as possible. If any application is rejected your membership fee will be immediately refunded.
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Fundraising Support.

Planning an event from abroad poses many logistical challenges. You may need guidance regarding the venue, timing, and promotion. Events are always best when they are organized and run locally. We can help plan and execute your events using our regional knowledge and staff; we can even pay vendors through our Foundations.

We can provide grant research and grant-writing services, as well as supporting other fundraising you undertake.


Local Representative.

Whether your organization has its own dedicated entity or a fund with a Chapel & York Foundation, having a representative on the ground who is able to engage with your stakeholders, provide local knowledge, and in-person meetings can be crucial to your success.

Chapel & York will provide a local, experienced professional to represent your organization in the country.

Your organization tells us how much time you would like your local representative to spend on your work – the more time booked in advance, the better the rate.

No matter which services the local representative undertakes for you, having someone in-country will ensure your stakeholders feel supported and valued by your organization.

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Single Or Occasional Gifts.

A Foundation can help if your organization is anticipating a single or occasional gift but does not wish to enter into an ongoing membership relationship with the Foundation. An application needs to be submitted but no membership fee is required. There is an evaluation fee before the first donation. There is a 5% retention rate for single or occasional gifts.


Fiscal Sponsor.

The Chapel & York US Foundation is able to act as your fiscal sponsor for grants received by US foundations. As Fiscal Sponsor, the Foundation will re‐grant funds under the terms imposed by the granting Foundation. The Foundation retains 8%.

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Donors can support the work of charitable organizations by making a single or recurring gift to the Foundation.


If you prefer to make a donation via check or credit card (offline), please download and complete a Donation Form. Fill in your details, your chosen organization, and donation amount – including your preferred payment method – and return to the Foundation by email attachment to or by mail to:

Chapel & York US Foundation, Inc.
641 Lexington Avenue
15th Floor
New York, NY  10022

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We’re here to provide you with more information and to answer any questions you may have. Use the form below to send us an email. Alternatively, you can call on +1 (929) 242-8512. (Monday – Friday. 8.30am – 5.00pm, except US National Holidays)


Chapel & York US Foundation, Inc.
641 Lexington Avenue
15th Floor
New York, NY  10022

The Chapel & York Foundation, Inc. is a tax-exempt organization registered under section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code | EIN: 81-2161937

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