Why choose the CAF American Donor Fund?

With over 20 years’ experience, we offer smart, tax-effective philanthropy services for dual UK and US taxpayers.

  • The CAF American Donor Fund is a dual qualified Donor Advised Fund, which can help you maximise the value of your gifts to charitable organisations and claim eligible UK and US tax relief on your global giving.
  • Donations qualify for Gift Aid, where applicable, to increase the value of donations made by 25% and the related US tax deduction by 25%.
  • We can hold GBP, USD and EUR, allowing you to organise your giving in multiple currencies within one account.
  • Our specialist team of Relationship Managers provides expertise to support your giving journey.
To learn more about:

  • Philanthropy services for US donors, please visit
    CAF America.
  • Philanthropy services for Canadian donors, please visit CAF Canada.

Key features and benefits

CAF dual UK & US tax relief

Dual tax relief

Claim eligible UK and US tax relief on all your global giving, including adding 25% through Gift Aid.

CAF online access

Online access

View information and make requests from your fund on any device, wherever you are and whenever you wish.

CAF expert support

Expert support

Our specialist team of Relationship Managers provide expertise so you can focus on the causes that matter to you.

CAF can help you invest your fund & grow social impact

Invest your fund

Grow your social impact by investing your fund.

Flexible solutions for your charitable giving

Simple one-off giving

One-off or occasional giving

Our Donor Advised Gift service allows you one-off or ad hoc giving with no long-term commitment and no minimum contribution.

Regular giving

Regular giving

Our Donor Advised Fund allows you to build a long-term fund to distribute to the charities of your choice, whenever you want to. A minimum balance needs to be maintained.

Long-term giving

Long-term giving

Our Premier Donor Advised Fund allows CAF to invest the capital to enable growth of the funds and you can appoint successors to continue your charitable giving.

Frequently asked questions

  • Who can use the CAF American Donor Fund?

    The CAF American Donor Fund is designed for individuals or companies that pay tax in the US and the UK. The CAF American Donor Fund is perfect for you if:

    • You are UK domiciled and resident/US dual registered.
    • UK non-domiciled and resident/US dual registered.
    • UK non-domiciled and non-resident/US dual registered.
    • A UK partner in a US-based LLP.

    If you only pay tax in the UK, you might wish to consider our CAF Charitable Trust . If you only pay tax in the US, you might like to consider using CAF America instead.

  • How does it work?

    You make a donation into your CAF American Donor Fund and we send you receipts for UK and US tax purposes.
    We reclaim the basic rate of UK income tax under the Gift Aid scheme and add it to your account.
    You claim back the difference between the basic and higher rates in your self assessment to HMRC.
    You submit the receipt for your donation to the IRS when you file your US tax return.
    You tell us which charities you would like to support and, subject to them meeting all the criteria, we will pass on your donation.

  • How do I open an account?
    You can either register for an account online, or you can let us know when you are ready to open your account and we will send you the necessary forms to complete. You can contact us at cadf@cafonline.org or by calling 03000 123 150.

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Important legal information

The CAF American Donor Fund is the trading name of Southampton Row Trust Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales with the company number 3900842 and with the Charity Commission registered charity number 1079020. Southampton Row Trust Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of CAF America, a US 501 (c) (3) public charity. CAF America Employer Identification Number (EIN) 43-1634280.

Registered Office: 25 Kings Hill Avenue, West Malling, Kent ME19 4TA, United Kingdom.

Telephone lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (excluding UK bank holidays).