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CAF AMERICAN DONOR FUND

Smart, tax-effective giving for dual UK and US taxpayers.

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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 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.

BENEFITS

Dual tax relief

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

Online access

Manage your giving at any time, from any device, wherever you are.

Expert support

Our team of specialists help with your giving so you can focus on your favourite charities.

Growth

Invest your fund

Grow your social impact by investing your fund.

WHAT'S THE BEST OPTION FOR ME?

Simple one-off giving

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

Regular giving

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

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.

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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 USA, the CAF American Donor Fund allows you to achieve greater impact with your philanthropy by helping you to claim the maximum reliefs 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 USA and UK. The CAF American Donor Fund is perfect for you if:

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

    If you only pay tax in the UK, you might like to consider our CAF Charitable Trust instead. If you only pay tax in the USA, 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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CAF American Donor Fund

Philanthropy Comes of Age

The USA and UK have a rich heritage of charitable giving and donor advised funds (DAFs) are an excellent example of this shared culture, having originated in the USA in the 1930s. Since then, variations on the American DAF concept have arrived in the UK.

CAF is proud to have pioneered this way to give in the UK and accounts for more than half of the donations through donor advised funds and their UK equivalents.

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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.

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Mark Greer

Senior Manager

Mark Greer is Senior Manager at the CAF American Donor Fund, he leads the team that looks after our ultra high net worth and high net worth dual UK and US taxpayer clients to maximise the impact of their philanthropy. Mark is also responsible for business development and working with the CAF American Donor Fund board.

Mark Greer
Senior Manager, CAF American Donor Fund

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

PHILANTHROPY INSIGHT

Charitable Giving in the USA


Our 2017 report provides a unique insight into how individuals give across the United States, their motivations and which causes they support.

Philanthropy Comes of Age


David Stead, our Director of Philanthropy, discusses our new report that looks at the incredible growth of donor advised giving in the UK, the benefits and opportunities going forward.

Donation States


Our report provides an international comparison of the tax treatment of donations, comparing the tax incentives on offer for giving and the system through which they are offered in 26 nations.

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 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 bank holidays).