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PHILANTHROPY COMES OF AGE

Our new report, in partnership with UK Community Foundations, looks at the rise of donor advised giving in the UK.

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DONOR ADVISED GIVING IN THE UK

About the report 

Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) and UK Community Foundations (UKCF), two of the UK's biggest managers of donor advised giving, are delighted to launch this report, looking at how donor advised funds and charitable trusts in the UK have grown strongly in recent years. 

CAF is proud to have pioneered this way to give in the UK and accounts for more than half of the donations through donor advised funds and their UK equivalents. Our donors make a tremendous difference to myriad causes and build strong relationships with charities that go far beyond the donation of money.

Download our report today to find out more about the vibrant future of donor advised giving and its potential to build support for charities and causes long into the future.

KEY FINDINGS

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Philanthropy Comes of Age report

RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Professional advisors should look at Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) and their equivalents as an essential part of their 'philanthropy toolkit' with clients.
  • DAF providers should use their expertise to help restore trust in the charity sector.
  • Local government should develop philanthropy strategies to address the donor need for local impact.
  • Donor advised fund providers should consider widening their offering to include impact investing and social investment.
  • More education is needed in the professional advisor sector, to help them discuss philanthropy and serve their clients better.

 

Did you know?

Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) originated in the USA in the 1930s, and are a charitable tool which allows donors to establish charitable accounts and/or charitable funds whilst remaining involved in supporting the issues they care about.

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PHILANTHROPY COMES OF AGE

Read more about the rise of donor advised giving in the UK.

Download the report now

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