Why set up a corporate foundation?

Foundations set out a clear intent and consistent long term commitment for delivering positive change. They help companies focus corporate philanthropy in a strategic and impact driven way, and help reinforce their brand to convey values and legitimacy. 

A corporate foundation creates: 

  • a clear, accessible governance structure
  • a focus for corporate giving
  • a way to engage with the voluntary sector
  • an opportunity to tackle social and environmental issues through new partnerships and collaborations

How we can support you

Our approach

We work with you to further define and clarify your ambitions for your foundation, developing a proposition that achieves business and social impact. Recognised business drivers include social impact, collaboration and partnership, brand enhancement, strategic investment and organisational effectiveness.     


Set up your corporate foundation CAF Company Account

The simplest way to set up and manage a corporate foundation is to use a CAF Company Account. Enjoy the benefits of having a corporate foundation without the administrative burden and cost of establishing a traditional foundation and registering it as a charity.


Reduces corporation tax as charitable funds in your foundation are transparent, ring-fenced and tax-deductable.

24/7 online access

Secure online access to manage your account - so you can award grants at any time.

Simplified reporting

Track and report on your foundation’s activities with ease. Access statements independently whenever required.

Reduced risk

We check all grant recipients so you can rest assured that your donations are only going to genuine charitable organisations.

How we work with our clients

Corporate foundations: delivering social change

In a world demanding constant innovation, what is the role of the corporate foundations in delivering social change?

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The corporate foundations landscape is diverse and fast evolving. Learn from those with a wealth of experience.

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CAF working with clients: SITA

SITA Air Transport Community Foundation

In an effort to grow SITA’s commitment to social responsibility in the aviation industry and the UN Global compact, CAF helped develop a corporate foundation solution.

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With CAF’s support and advice we've established a Foundation that demonstrates our national commitment to the wider community and helps engage our employees across the business.

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