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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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COVID-19: What it means for giving

During the COVID-19 crisis, CAF's research team has been monitoring public reactions to charitable giving as well as talking to charities about their concerns.

On the three month anniversary of the lockdown 23 June 2020, we published a report that looks back on the first three months of the lockdown and how it has impacted charity. Read and download our report.

We are continuing this research, visit our COVID-19 impact hub to keep updated.

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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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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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Giving in the UK

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

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Research blog

Our new Research blog provides expert insight and commentary around our charities and giving research programme.  All of our research is free to read, download and share.
  • 6 April 2020 

    What are people thinking during Covid-19 in terms of giving?

    How are charities and the act of giving being viewed during the coronavirus pandemic? With much of the world in lockdown, and many of the year’s biggest charity events and fundraisers cancelled or postponed, CAF has gauged how the public is responding.

  • 31 March 2020 

    What is our insight telling us?

    Our Head of Research, Susan Pinkney, will be providing updates to support the charities that CAF serves throughout the pandemic. These updates will include CAF’s own research but also horizon scanning and summaries of some of the work being done by some bigger research agencies.

Recent reports in the spotlight

Our research is free to read and download. If you have any questions, please get in touch.
  
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Growing Giving in Kenya 2020

CAF's in depth report into Kenya's rich giving culture identifies both the opportunities and roadblocks to growing individual charitable giving in the region.

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CAF UK Giving 2019

The number of people in the UK regularly giving to charity has declined for the third year in a row, according to our UK Giving report. Understand why in our latest report.

Read the report
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CAF World Giving Index 10th edition

Now with a decade’s worth of data, we reveal the most generous countries and analyse long term giving trends around the globe.

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