Corporate foundations

Innovate your corporate giving



and build on your reputation

A corporate foundation is an innovative way for your company to manage its charitable giving. It demonstrates your commitment to corporate social responsibility and long-term support of the charitable sector.

A corporate foundation:

  • unites your corporate community investment under one central strategy
  • makes it easier to align charitable activity with your business values
  • delivers reputational benefits
  • offers transparency between your day-to-day business and charitable activities

The simplest way to set up and manage a corporate foundation is to use a CAF Company Account. Setting up an account doesn't take long, and it makes it easy for your company to donate when it wants, reducing its corporation tax and ensuring its financial gifts are going towards genuine, hardworking charities.

With a CAF Company Account your organisation can 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.

The CAF Company Account holds your charitable funds, delivers your grants and makes the administration of your foundation safe and simple because:

  • the charitable funds in your foundation are transparent, ring-fenced and tax-deductable
  • you’ll have secure online access to your account - so you can award grants at any time
  • it’s easy to manage, track and report on your foundation’s activities
  • we’ll check all grant recipients so you can rest assured that your donations are only going to genuine charitable organisations.

To get started, you need to apply to receive a CAF Company Account Application Pack. We only need a few details about your company; then you can download the pack and begin to fill it out. Please note than one of our team may contact you to ensure you have everything you need and to answer any questions you may have about the application.

Contact us to discuss how we can help you invest in your reputation, deliver on your responsibilities and strengthen your organisation simply, safely and strategically.


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What our clients say:

“As part of our 250th year celebrations, we wanted to consolidate the support Brewin Dolphin has given to charitable causes around the country.

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.

By working with CAF, we were able to take a flexible approach and identify the best structure, governance and focus to build on our heritage and match our organisation's ethos. We're continuing to work with CAF to develop key initiatives to ensure the Foundation is successful, forward-thinking and relevant.”

Rosie Richardson-Aitken, Marketing Manager, Brewin Dolphin

How we helped Brewin Dolphin