Philanthropy impact


Here we showcase the impact our private clients have on the world.

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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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£284 million

Overall, our private clients donated £284m to their CAF Charitable Trusts in 2016/17, up from £206m in 2015/16.

£177 million

Last year we granted out £177 million to charities, up from £164 million in 2015/16.

£55.9 million

Our CAF American Donor Fund clients donated £55.9m to charities around the world in 2016/17.


Private Client Case Studies

Mental health

Addressing debt related mental health issues

  • Martin Lewis
  • CAF Charitable Trust Client

Martin Lewis founded the web business Money Saving Expert. Martin’s philanthropic focus is on debt and mental health.

Addressing debt and mental health issues
Weather storm

Supporting smaller charities in the UK

  • Paul Fry
  • CAF Charitable Trust client

Paul’s donation helped kick-start an exciting initiative to help small UK charities weather the storm of economic uncertainty.

How Paul is supporting small charities

Symphony orchestra to a Burundi project

  • Jamie Justham
  • CAF Charitable Trust Client

When Jamie and his wife found they had more money than they needed to live on, they decided to use some of that to support multiple charities.

Supporting an array of charities and causes

Charity Case Studies

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Helping vulnerable children to thrive

  • Jamie's Farm
  • Supported by CAF Charitable Trust Clients

Thanks to the support of CAF Private Clients, Jamie's Farm's unique approach of 'farming, family and therapy' can equip vulnerable children to thrive.

Read more about Jamie's Farm
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Helping farmers in Nicaragua

  • Christian Aid
  • Supported by CAF Charitable Trust Clients

Christian Aid's innovative fund "In Their Lifetime" (ITL) has helped farmers in Nicaragua to capitalise on an untapped market opportunity – growing hibiscus.

Learn more about Christian Aid


Our new Philanthropy Comes of Age report, in partnership with UK Community Foundations, looks at the incredible year-on-year rise of donor advised giving in the UK and the potential to grow support for charities and causes long into the future.

Charities Aid Foundation 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.

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


CAF Charitable Trust

If you want to give more than £10,000, a CAF Charitable Trust is the most flexible way to support your favourite causes.

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.