CAF’s role in responding to international crises


CAF works with private and corporate donors to quickly respond to international crises and emergencies and deliver funds to where they are needed. 

Situations such as famines, natural disasters and conflict often result in a strong response from individuals and organisations wanting to ensure aid such as food, water and medicine are delivered quickly and effectively. 

Our leading verification services enable donations to smaller, local charities who are often the first on the ground and are critical in delivering aid to communities in need and improving community resilience to emergencies and rebuilding civil society after an event. 
 
We encourage our clients to incorporate long-term humanitarian emergency response into their philanthropic strategy. 

We can also create pooled funds to collaborate on efforts to tackle emergencies such as CAF America’s Corporate Aid for Ukraine Fund (CAU), launched in partnership with AmCham Poland, to help corporations to provide effective, impactful aid to Ukrainians during a time of crisis. 

Supporting our clients to give


Our clients have a range of vehicles available to them that enable them to give to charities and other social impact organisations across the world. Options vary depending on the size and regularity of donations and the donor’s tax jurisdiction. These include:

  • CAF Charity Account (UK taxpayer only): donors can give spontaneously to charities and major fundraising appeals for emergencies. We verify the chosen charity before sending them the donation. For UK taxpayers, donations can include Gift Aid, effectively adding 25% onto the donation.
  • CAF Donor Advised Fund (UK, USA and dual taxpayer options): a flexible, secure and tax-efficient vehicle for managing long-term giving around the globe.
  • CAF Donor Advised Gift (UK and USA taxpayer options): an efficient and tax-effective vehicle for large, one-off gifts, including complex, non-cash assets.

We also have a range of services across CAF group designed to support corporates in realising greater impact through their giving. We work with clients on corporate giving, employee engagement, corporate social responsibility and sustainability, to benefit their business and broader society.

Our work with the Disasters Emergency Committee 


CAF are a proud partners with of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) in the UK, which brings together 15 leading aid charities to raise funds quickly and efficiently at times of crisis overseas. CAF is a member of DEC’s Rapid Response Network and facilitates donations from corporate, private and individual clients, and raisesing awareness about of their appeals.

We recognise that the impact of climate change is increasing the likelihood of natural disasters. Humanitarian emergencies do not all receive the same media attention and additionally, the DEC has three criteria which must be met before launching an appeal. 


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DEC Pakistan Crisis Appeal

Floods are devastating Pakistan. At least 1,100 people have died, and around 30 million are affected.

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DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

Over 6 million people have fled Ukraine since the conflict began. They now face an uncertain future. Your support will help provide urgent shelter, food, water and health services to families in need.

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East Africa humanitarian crisis


Major international aid charities are currently appealing for donations to prevent a famine in East Africa. Four successive failed rainy seasons have left parts of Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia facing a disastrous drought and severe humanitarian crisis. UK charities with appeals for East Africa include:

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