CAF American Donor Fund 20 years anniversary

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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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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

During this global crisis, many charities are facing financial difficulties and struggling to deliver much needed support to the most vulnerable and to our communities. Visit our COVID-19 hub for further information, including about our CAF Coronavirus Emergency Fund, and how you can support the charitable sector right now.

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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.

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Joe Crome

Joe Crome

Senior Manager

Joe joined CAF in 2020 to lead the CAF American Donor Fund. Joe’s role as Senior Manager includes working with clients and their families who are dual tax payers in the US/UK to support their philanthropy, as well as having responsibility for leading the growth and awareness of the CAF American Donor Fund.

Joe has spent his career working within the charity sector, with particular experience in philanthropy, grant-making and fundraising. Prior to joining CAF, Joe was the Director of Philanthropy at the Community Foundation for Surrey, working closely with families, businesses and trusts who wanted to give back to their county through establishing donor advised funds. Joe also previously led two charities for young people which provided him  with valuable front line experience of the issues impacting our communities and how funding can be used most effectively to support solutions which make a difference.

In his spare time, Joe also has previous experience as an elected District Councillor in Surrey, serving a term on Mole Valley District Council between 2016-2019.

Joe Crome
Senior Manager, CAF American Donor Fund

Contact Joe via email or telephone on +44 (0) 3000 123 350

DONOR ADVISED FUNDS AND NON-UK CHARITIES

In this blog, Mark Greer, Head of Private Clients at CAF, explains more about why it's beneficial to use a donor advised fund to give to non-UK charities.

This guidance provides an interesting insight into the work that we do on behalf of our clients in order to validate charities.

Read Mark's blog

Donor Advised Funds and Non-UK Charities
CAF America Covid-19 reports

CAF AMERICA COVID-19 REPORTS

These regular reports from CAF America tell the story of the unfolding trends and the challenges of charitable organisations facing Covid-19 worldwide.

As a member of the CAF Global Alliance, CAF America’s core mission is to enable cross-border giving by Americans to validated charities and charitable projects across the world.

Discover more in the reports

DO YOU HAVE A CAF AMERICAN DONOR FUND?

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Giving Thought blog


Our blog includes details about key issues affecting civil society, philanthropy, social investment and using new technologies for social good.

Evidence vs Impact


Unsure whether your philanthropy is making a difference? We explore how donors can use evidence to inform their charitable giving.

Case study: Martin Lewis – giving with purpose


Read how ‘consumer-champion’ Martin Lewis approaches his charitable giving to achieve long-term impact.

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.

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