Natalene Ong, Esq.
Legal Counsel, TechSoup
Natalene serves as legal counsel at NGOsource, a project of the Council of Foundations and TechSoup, which is a nonprofit helping build capacity for charities. In her role, she manages applications for equivalency determination (ED) by private foundations wishing to make international grants. She reviews certifications provided by potential grantees and analyzes their legal and financial documents and the application of relevant law to NGOs.
Prior to joining NGOsource, Natalene practiced as an estate planning attorney, drafting documents and administering trusts and estates with a focus on international and charitable planning. She also prepared tax returns and corporate and formation documents for charities and foundations as well as applications with the IRS for tax-exempt status and program approval.
Her prior charitable work includes pro bono applications for asylum and fundraising and advocacy for homeless families living in motels in Boston's South Shore.