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Transforming the world

The projects and causes funded by our generous donors are extraordinarily diverse, and we support them at every stage of their philanthropic journey to help maximise the impact of their donations.

From funding the building work of a library for an overseas orphanage in memory of a loved one, to funding a project to illuminate bridges on the Thames in central London, our donors are making a difference all over the world.

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Our expert team is on hand to help with any questions you have about your philanthropy.

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The impact of your charitable giving

£184 million

Overall, our private clients donated £184m to their CAF Charitable Trusts in 2018/19.

£216 million

Last year we granted out £216 million to charities, up from £177 million in 2017/18.

£78.4 million

Our CAF American Donor Fund clients granted out £78.4m to charities around the world in 2018/19, up from 59.8m in 2017/18.

How your generosity has helped

Empowering women through bee keeping

Fifty women in rural Burkina Faso are paving the way for future generations of female beekeepers in their community.

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Colchester philanthropist supports charities in tackling local challenges

Colin Bennett is supporting local charities in Colchester and providing expertise, guidance and financial assistance.

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Breaking cycles of domestic abuse and trauma

The Stefanou Foundation has developed a new approach to breaking the cycle of domestic abuse through their programme.

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Adjumani filter project

Teaching communities how to harvest water

How a private client, Rob Hoy, uses a CAF Charitable Trust to help thousands of people in Africa through his water harvesting and filter projects.

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Opening a new library for children in India

The Good Shepherd Agricultural Mission and its pupils celebrated the opening of a new building, thanks to a partnership with our Private Client Team.

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The continued growth of donor advised giving in the UK


This is the third year that we take a closer look at the donor advised giving market in the UK. It is encouraging to see continued growth into these giving structures because they hold so much potential for sustained giving in the UK and around the world. More than £575m of new contributions were made into this type of structure in 2017/18 and philanthropic assets under management have grown to more than £1.5 bn.

Our Philanthropy Comes of Age report, looks at the continued growth of donor advised giving in the UK and the potential to grow support for charities and causes long into the future.

Keen to know more? Download our report today, or please contact your Private Client Manager or a member of our team on 03000 123 028.

Our products and services

CAF Charitable Trust

A flexible and tax-effective way to manage and maximise your long-term giving.

CAF American Donor Fund

If you pay tax in the UK and US, and you're looking for a tax-effective way to make an impression with your philanthropy, we can help.

Increase your impact with social investment

Use your philanthropic capital to support charities and social enterprises.