About IGS 2022

Now in its seventh year, the International Grantmaking Symposium (IGS) has become the preeminent forum for our fellow practitioners, corporate foundation colleagues, advisors, and attorneys to come together and learn about the latest rules and regulations governing cross-border giving. Launched in 2015, the IGS aimed to fill a gap in the sector by offering a training specifically tailored to the needs of professionals dedicated to advancing international philanthropy. We focus on rules in the US, as well as country laws impacting the ability of foreign nonprofits to receive funding from outside of their country’s borders.

What makes the IGS a unique opportunity is its delegates. Each delegate who comes to this event with your own dedication, knowledge, and purpose in international philanthropy. We are proud to not only offer you a space to discuss the challenges of cross-border philanthropy, but also the opportunity to connect with one another and form the necessary networks to provide support where it is needed most.

Previous speakers include industry experts from organizations such as the Ford Foundation, Medtronic Foundation, USAID , UNDP, Center for High Impact Philanthropy, the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and many more.


The Symposium is tailored to grantmaking professionals, CSR managers, foundation leaders, corporate executives, attorneys, and philanthropic advisors committed to advancing international philanthropy.

"I'd describe it as an experience of learning, not just from great presenters, but also from the other delegates. The IGS really provided a space in which you could talk to others about their work and learn from best practices."

- Anuar Jurandini Grants Manager, Citi Foundation


This November 1 and 2, the Symposium will be hosted in a virtual format with online sessions accessible through a hosted platform. All delegates will be able to participate in all the scheduled sessions and networking events. Each delegate will then receive access to recordings of all sessions.

Register to join us.