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.
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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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We are campaiging for technology from Artificial Intelligence to Blockchain to 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.

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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.

  • 22 September 2021 

    Cross-border compassion and collaboration will increase

    Millions have been donated by people across the globe to help communities impacted by regional disasters and Covid-19. Cross-border compassion and collaboration driven by individual supporters have reached unprecedented levels. But civil society needs a strong and reliable framework to help facilitating it.
  • 1 April 2021 

    So You Want to Start a Philanthropy Podcast...?

    Some thoughts on the how and why of podcasting on philanthropy, to mark the 100th episode of CAF's Giving Thought podcast.

  • 16 March 2021 

    Funding the future of civil society

    Daniel Ferrell-Schweppenstedde, policy manager at CAF, discusses the role of collective local and global infrastructure in nurturing democracy beyond Covid-19.

  • 5 March 2021 

    The future of giving – and what have we learned during the pandemic?

    Whilst looking ahead has become more difficult than ever, it is vital that we try to identify and understand key trends and think through the possible future scenarios they may lead to.  Based on extensive CAF research and insight, Daniel discusses giving behaviour and the broadening landscape for doing good.
  • 4 December 2020 

    Past Caring: Why Study the History of Philanthropy?

    Why is studying the history of charity and philanthropy valuable and important for practitioners?

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