Find the latest thoughts, research and insight into how and why people give to charitable causes – and the impact you have.


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The rise of donor advised giving in the UK

We find out more about the vibrant future of donor advised giving and its potential to build support for charities and causes long into the future.

Discover more about donor advised giving in the UK

Watch the latest video: Philanthropy Comes of Age

Why is there an increase in the use of donor advised funds? We ask:

Brave New World: could this be philanthropy's finest hour?

We reflect on the potential implications for philanthropy following Brexit and the election of Donald Trump.

Supporting your Philanthropy

How can CAF help you achieve greater impact with your philanthropy?

We hear from David Stead

Philanthropy's finest hour?

Rhodri Davies asks 'Can philanthropy play a key role in healing some of society's divisions?'

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Rhodri Davies, Head of Policy at CAF

Brave New World 2017

What are the challenges and opportunities facing philanthropy in 2017 and beyond?

We speak to Rhodri Davies


We regularly produce informative and inspiring research and reports for our donors and charities.

World Giving Index 2018

CAF World Giving Index 2018

A unique insight into how people give around the world.

The world’s most generous countries
Charity Street Scotland

Charity Street Scotland

New insight into the way Scottish households and individuals use charitable services.

Using charity in Scotland

Charity Street III

Insight into the way households and individuals use charitable services.

How do we perceive charities?


We also provide analysis to help influence the decisions of charities, companies, policy-makers, researchers and journalists worldwide.

More about the history of philanthropy

Public Good by Private Means

Written by CAF’s Rhodri Davies, the book examines the relationship between philanthropists, the state and society.

The story of philanthropy through the ages
Download the Art of Adaptation

The Art of Adaptation

We look at donors’ attitudes towards philanthropy advice – and the expectations of advisers.

Transforming the adviser-client relationship
Discover more about the future of philanthropy

The future of philanthropy

In the face of a challenging time for charities, we explore the role that young, wealthy individuals can play to shape a bright future.

Shaping the future of giving


Do you want to learn more about creating a strategy and researching causes? Our three-step guide will help you make the most of your giving.

Read our guide to charitable giving


However much you have to give, we can help you make a bigger difference to the causes you care about.

  • Donate your time by volunteering

    25 ways to give to charity

    By using your time, money or voice to support charities and causes you love, you can make a difference to those who need it most every day of the year.
  • Show your love to charity

    Get going with your giving

    You don't have to be on the Rich List to make a difference to the causes you care about.
  • Teach your children about charity

    5 ways to teach your children about charity

    Help build a foundation of charitable giving for your children and show them that their actions, no matter how small, can make a real difference.
  • Teach your children about charity

    10 ways to show your love to charity

    It's time to show your loved ones how much you care about them. Our handy guide shows how you can support the causes close to your heart.


Donate your time by volunteering

Volunteering is a great way to contribute your time and skills to a cause close to your heart.

5 great reasons to volunteer

Benefits of volunteering

Find out how donating your time to charitable organisations can benefit employees, the young and charities.

Read more about the benefits of volunteering


Giving Thought blog

The latest on key issues affecting civil society, philanthropy, social investment and using new technologies for social good.

Why do people give to charity?

The average Briton gives away £10 a month to good causes, but many more devote thousands of pounds a year to doing good.

What type of charitable giver are you?

Have you ever stopped to wonder what your real thoughts, feelings and behaviours towards charities are?