CAF Research

EXPLORING TRENDS AND IMPROVING KNOWLEDGE

Our research programme is focussed on investigating and increasing understanding of charitable giving and philanthropy.

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ABOUT OUR RESEARCH

Our research programme is focussed on investigating and increasing understanding of charitable giving and philanthropy.  We provide free research and analysis helping to influence the decisions of charities, companies, donors, policy-makers, researchers and journalists worldwide.

Among the trends we explore are the changing finances of charities, patterns of individual giving, use of Gift Aid and other tax-effective giving methods, corporate social responsibility strategies, and trends in philanthropy.  We have an extensive list of publications covering a broad range of topics across the charitable sector.

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Giving in the UK

Discover insight into donor behaviour, key issues affecting charities and responses to significant UK events

Visit our Giving in the UK research hub
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International Giving

Our annual World Giving Index, individual Country Giving reports and Beyond Integrity corporate research provide a unique insight into global generosity and the challenges facing civil society.

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iN THE SPOTLIGHT

Our latest research gives a unique insight into giving across the world. All of our reports are free to read and download. If you have any questions, please do get in touch.
  

Canada Giving 2019

Our research reveals the key facts and trends in charitable giving in Canada.

Read about giving in Canada

USA Giving 2019

Our research reveals the key facts and trends in charitable giving in the US.

Read more about giving in the USA.
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CAF's 2019 Charity Landscape Report

Our research with charity leaders reveals almost two-thirds believe that Brexit will have a negative impact on their work.

Read the report

Philanthropy comes of age

With donor advised giving on the rise, read our report to find out its future potential to build support for charities amongst high net worth individuals.

Read our report

Australia Giving 2019

Our research reveals the key facts and trends of charitable giving in Australia.

Discover giving in Australia
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World Giving Index 2018

See which countries are the most generous, as we reveal where 146 countries rank for three giving areas: donating money, volunteering and helping a stranger.

Take a look at the results

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Our research programme is focussed on investigating and increasing understanding of charitable giving and philanthropy.

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putting our insight to work

Our free resources help philanthropists, charity trustees and fundraisers make a big difference to charity every day.
  

Resources for charity trustees


Good governance is essential for charities to be effective, accountable and sustainable. Explore our useful resources for charity trustees and leaders.

Fundraising tools, tips and resources


Our fundraising tools, tips, and resources are here to help charities reach more donors, generate more income and impact more lives.

Insight for social investors


Our latest collection of publications, videos and blog posts offers expert insights into the latest trends in philanthropy.


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