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The Equivalency Determination on File “badge” means that the organization was at one time determined by NGOsource to be equivalent to a U.S. public charity or government instrumentality for a specific funder during a specific period of time. The badge is neither a legal designation nor does it represent a valid determination: it is intended for marketing purposes only. U.S. grantmakers interested in funding a foreign organization may request an equivalency determination (“ED”) through NGOsource. When a grantmaker requests an ED for an organization that has already been determined equivalent (i.e., is on file in the NGOsource repository), the cost is typically lower (and the process typically simpler) than it would be for an organization that does not yet have an ED on file. For more information, please contact [email protected].