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We harness global generosity to support and strengthen civil society, transforming lives and communities around the world.

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What is the CAF Global Alliance? 

The CAF Global Alliance is an international network of independent and locally-led organisations working at the forefront of philanthropy and civil society.

We work together to build a generosity movement locally and globally, motivating society to give more effectively and helping to transform lives and communities around the world. 

We imagine a world built on shared values, with a vibrant and independent civil society, where sustainable giving makes a real difference to those in need.

How we want to inspire a global generosity movement 

1 Strengthening the groundwork for giving in fast-growing economies

We’ve identified an extraordinary opportunity to transform civil society. Up to 2.4 billion people around the world could enter the global middle classes for the first time. This means up to $319 billion a year could be generated for civil society if 0.5% of their spending went to charitable causes (see our Groundwork for Growing Giving campaign).

By investing in and working with organisations rooted in local communities, we’ve come to understand the policy environment and can influence Government departments to make changes that helps civil society to thrive — building trust in charitable giving and making it easier to give

2 Growing cross-border giving

We help donors in the Global North to maximise their donations by sending money direct to civil society organisations.

With more people wanting to give internationally, it’s crucial that their experience is simple, secure and tax-effective. With our range of products, and experience in supporting global philanthropy, we can help individuals, companies and foundations make the most of their giving — wherever they are.

The impact of COVID on global civil society

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The Global Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Discover how the CAF Global Alliance came together to support COVID-19 relief efforts around the world.

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Giving Civil Society the Right Response

National policy responses for supporting philanthropy, giving and civil society across the world in the context of COVID-19

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European policy responses to Covid-19

How are governments reacting in the light of the Covid-19 crisis?
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Covid-19 the effect on global civil society

Since May 2020 this year, CAF has been surveying charities across Australia, Brazil, India and South Africa to understand how they have been responding to and coping with the Covid-19 pandemic.
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The face of charities during Covid-19 worldwide

CAF America's online library of reports reveals that despite unprecedented challenges, charities are demonstrating resilience through agility and determination. Read their stories from across the world.


Are you an organisation that shares our vision of a global generosity movement? Are you looking to join a global network working to strengthen civil society? 

What can the CAF Global Alliance offer you?

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Access to global experts

The ability to exchange ideas and share knowledge with your peers.

A strong culture of giving

Innovative products and services to help individual and corporate giving.

A global and local understanding of giving

Gain unique sector insight through our international research and Giving Thought think tank.

Understanding and influence

The potential to influence public policy through advocacy initiatives.


Would you like to learn more?


If you’d like to discuss how your organisation can work with the CAF Global Alliance, please get in touch.

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

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