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CAF Publications


From UK Giving to the World Giving Index, our research and insight helps to develop a greater understanding of the charity world.

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latest publications

  • Place-based giving

    How to set up and how to fund Place Based Giving schemes for your community

    Following our 18 month Growing Place-Based Giving Schemes project with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, we have published two papers with insights and advice on what to consider when setting up, and how to fund, a Place Based Giving scheme.
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    The impact of COVID-19 on charities

    Since the the 17th March we've been surveying charities to understand how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted the sector. We've now brought all this insight together in a short report that's available to download.
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    From the margins to the mainstream

    In this paper we explore what a range of historical examples can tell us about the complex relationship between philanthropic funders and movements that have sought to further diversity, equity and inclusion.


This is an archive of all our publications, including reports, studies and research, spanning a number of years. All archived CAF publications have been listed in date order, so it’s easy for you to find the most recent additions. If there’s a document you can't find, please let us know.

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2020 publications

Our 2020 research offers unique insight into philanthropy across the world, from local giving in the UK, to country studies and the CAF World Giving Index.

Our research and policy papers published in 2020

CAF 2019 publications

2019 publications

From local to international giving, our 2019 research offers unique insight into the charity world.

Our research and policy papers published in 2019

2018 publications

From giving by the FTSE100 to the social landscape according to charities, our publications are free to download.

Our research and policy papers published in 2018

2017 publications

From UK Giving to Brazil Giving, blockchain to civic philanthropy, we look at giving today - and in the future.

Our research and policy papers published in 2017


Giving Thought think-tank

Giving Thought is where we consider the key challenges facing civil society globally, explore how and why people give, and test radical new ideas that could shape the future of charity.

Policy briefing and consultation library

We respond to consultations and advise on policies affecting the charity sector and charitable giving.

Our Research

We provide free research publications and analysis helping to influence the decisions of charities, companies, donors, policy-makers, researchers and journalists worldwide.