CAF Campaigns


We are champions for charity and are campaign to build a better world.


Using our insight, influence and experience, we are campaigning for world changing philanthropy. We challenge barriers to giving across the world and explore the key themes of future technology, sustainable development and laying a secure groundwork for giving in emerging economies.

Our policy experts also host regular podcasts to discuss issues facing civil society. We also have a global philanthropic network and decades of international giving knowledge.


Currently our key themes are future technology and philanthropy, building frameworks for effective giving and mobilizing the new middle class in emerging markets to give.
CAF Future World Giving


Future World Giving

This project created a policy framework to help governments seize the potential for rapidly growing middle class populations to engage in philanthropy.

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Learn how technology from Artificial Intelligence to Blockchain will transform charities and become a huge force for good.

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Growing giving around the world

With as many as 2.4 billion people set to join the world’s middle classes by 2030 we want to transform their communities through giving.

Discover our campaign to build giving across the world

in the news

Our team are regularly asked to contribute comment in the media on international giving trends, the challenges facing global philanthropy and the ever changing environment for doing good.  Read their latest insight here.

Giving thought blog for a giving world

Our think-tank, Giving Thought, is where we consider the key challenges facing civil society, explore how and why people and companies give, and test radical new ideas that could shape the future of charity.  Read our insights into giving and our thoughts on how developments in society and technology can open up new opportunities for doing good.

  • 16 December 2019 

    What can we learn from a feminist approach to philanthropy?

    A recent Alliance magazine event on feminist philanthropy saw an excellent panel discuss a broad range of fascinating questions. Here are some of the highlights we took away from the discussion.
  • 19 November 2019 

    Don't get to 2030 and think 'why haven't we done more'

    Daniel reviews Nesta's new report 'Foundation Horizon Scan' which looks at the changing landscape in policy and society and how foundations across the globe can play a larger role in addressing change.
  • 4 November 2019 

    Guest blog: Designing a strategy fit for the future

    Martin Wilson and Michelle Eaton discuss findings and insights from the foresight project they helped to run at the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).
  • 18 October 2019 

    Does Philanthropy Help or Hinder Democracy?

    Philanthropy has a complex and long-contested relationship with democracy, which is once again under scrutiny. So how can we ensure that philanthropy is a positive force within our democracy?
  • 8 October 2019 

    Reaching across the aisle, when 'dancing with the devil' is ok

    The summer of 2019 saw the launch of a new think tank in the USA, the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. What is noteworthy about this new venture is the collaboration of unlikely bedfellows George Soros and Charles Koch – each famed in their own right as a billionaire philanthropist, but up to now set far apart by their political leanings.

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We are working to build a stronger charitable sector by running campaigns, influencing government and encouraging people to give to good causes.

Meet the team


CAF Global Alliance

We have people based in nine different offices across the globe, to support over 50,000 non-profit organisations and social enterprises in over 100 countries.

International research hub

Our international research offers unique insight into global generosity and individual country giving.

World Giving Index 2018

The CAF World Giving Index is a leading study on global generosity. It provides a picture of charitable behaviour around the world.