The Department of Treasury has made broad statements charging the U.S. charitable sector with being a significant source of terrorist financing and support. But evidence to support these claims has not been forthcoming. As a result, there has been significant disagreement between Treasury and the nonprofit sector on the extent and nature of the relationship between charities and terrorists. The issue is highlighted by the fact that Treasury’s Annex to the Guidelines only cites examples of alleged crimnal activity by foreign charities.
Table 1: Charities Designated as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT) by the U.S.
Table 2: Frozen Assets as of 2011
***There is no publicly available information on how much of this amount includes charitable funds, or as a subset, how much includes funds from U.S. charities. CSN estimates frozen charitable assets to be between $7-19.8 million. Click here for more information about Frozen Funds.