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CAF AMERICAN DONOR FUND

Celebrating 20 years of smart, tax-effective giving for dual UK and US taxpayers. Find out the tax benefits of giving to charity today.

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WHY CHOOSE US?

If you pay tax in the UK and US, we are the smart, tax-effective way to achieve greater impact with your charitable giving.

  • We’re the leaders in offering philanthropy services for dual UK and US taxpayers
  • You’ll be supported by our teams in the UK and US, as well as a network of nine offices across six continents
  • As a charity, any surplus we make is reinvested into the sector
  • Established over 90 years ago, we support over 250,000 individual donors and 73,000 charities in 100 countries.

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Benefits of giving to charity

CAF dual UK & US tax relief

Dual tax relief

Claim eligible UK and US tax relief on all your giving worldwide*, 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 team of specialists help with your giving so you can focus on your favourite charities.

CAF can help you invest your fund & grow social impact

Invest your fund

Grow your social impact by investing your fund.

WHAT'S THE BEST OPTION FOR ME?

Simple one-off giving

Simple one-off giving

Our Donor Advised Gift service allows you to make donations whenever you want to, without the need to maintain a minimum balance or build a fund with us.

Regular giving

Regular giving

Our Donor Advised Fund allows you to build a fund to distribute to the charities of your choice, whenever you want to.

Long-term giving

Long-term giving

Our Premier Donor Advised Fund allows you to build and invest a fund so it has the potential to grow and achieve even more social impact. You can appoint a successor allowing you to foster a culture of giving in your family.

WANT TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE CAF AMERICAN DONOR FUND?

Meet the CAF American Donor Fund team

We look forward to working with you and supporting your giving.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What is the CAF American Donor Fund?

    The CAF American Donor Fund* is a smart, tax-effective way for dual taxpayers to give to charity. If you file tax returns in both the UK and the US, the CAF American Donor Fund allows you to achieve greater impact with your philanthropy by helping you claim the maximum relief available in both countries.


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

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FOR ADVISORS

If your clients are individuals paying tax in the UK and US, we can offer a smart, tax-effective way for them to achieve greater impact with their philanthropy.

Contact us to find out more

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Mark Greer

Head of CAF American Donor Fund

Mark leads the CAF American Donor Fund team and works with our private clients and their families to help achieve their philanthropic ambitions around the world.

Prior to joining CAF, Mark worked as Philanthropy Director at UK Community Foundations and the CEO of the Beacon Awards for Philanthropy. Earlier in his career, Mark led programmes engaged in intercultural work and community development as well as working for a British MP and an ultra high net worth family in Miami, Florida.

Mark Greer
Head of CAF American Donor Fund

Contact Mark via email or telephone on +44 (0) 3000 123 150

USA GIVING 2019

Our latest report provides a unique insight into how people give, their motivations and which causes they support. 

What are the key findings in the US?

  • Supporting religious organisations is the most popular cause.
  • Caring about the cause is the most common reason for giving.
  • Six in ten people in the US donated money in the past 12 months.

Download our new report

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CANADA GIVING 2019

Our latest report gives you an overview of civic participation and giving trends in Canada.

What are the key findings regarding charitable giving in Canada?

  • Caring about the cause is the most common reason for giving.
  • Helping the poor is the most popular cause.
  • Around a third volunteered in Canada.

Discover more in our new report

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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.

*Make gifts from the CAF American Donor Fund to charitable organisations around the world, provided these are of good repute and either are already recognised or are capable of being recognised as charitable under UK and US law.

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