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    UK Giving Report 2021

    This UK Giving report sets out the continuing impact that the pandemic is having on people’s giving behaviours. It is based on monthly online interviews throughout 2020, and includes more recent polling in 2021 as restrictions began to lift.
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    CAF World Giving Index 2021

    With the challenges of Covid-19 on charitable giving around the world, this year’s World Giving Index tells a truly remarkable story.
  • Global Civil Society Response to the Covid 19 pandemic

    The global response to the Covid-19 pandemic

    During these unprecedented times, civil society’s unique role and value has never been more evident. It has stepped up to plug critical gaps in the official response and proved unequivocally that it provides a lifeline and quality of life for millions.
  • Beyond Integrity

    CAF America Covid-19 reports

    Regular reports from CAF America that tell the story of the unfolding trends and the challenges of charitable organizations facing Covid-19 worldwide.
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    Gift Aid Emergency Relief campaign briefing

    We are part of a coalition of charities, campaigning for a two year Gift Aid Emergency Relief package.


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.


2021 publications

Our 2021 publications give independent insight and informed comment on giving, charities and not for profit organisations across the world.

Read our 2021 publications

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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


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.