Sunday Times Giving List 2018

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WE'RE PROUD TO PARTNER THE GIVING LIST 2018 - THE TOP 200 DONORS ARE REVEALED

Since 2005, we've partnered with The Sunday Times to produce the annual Giving List, part of the Rich List, to celebrate the incredible work of philanthropists in Britain, many of whom are CAF clients.

The new Sunday Times Giving List 2018 is now published.

This year’s Sunday Times Giving List — produced in partnership with Charities Aid Foundation — breaks a number of records. It’s the biggest yet, with the donations of more than 300 philanthropists tracked. They have given a record £3.207bn, up 0.3% on the £3.196bn they contributed last year, which was itself a record sum.

Top of the Giving List is Jamie Cooper, a trustee and co-founder of the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation. Ranked second is Lord Sainsbury and family.

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The huge contribution of Britain's philanthropists makes it possible for charities to do vital work which has a lasting impact, improving lives.

Joanna Walker, Head of Private Clients Charities Aid Foundation

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Working with us means you can elevate your client experience - at no extra cost.

  • We are already a trusted partner of a wide range of private client advisors.
  • We provide expert philanthropic advice and bespoke tax-effective giving solutions, including the CAF Charitable Trust and the CAF American Donor Fund.
  • We support our partners with high impact philanthropy services, to enhance your relationship with clients, without the cost of establishing them.
  • We handle all the administration and set-up, making it hassle-free for you.

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WHY PARTNER WITH US?

Philanthropy may be high on your client's agenda but not your main focus.

That's where we can work with you hand in hand, to enhance your relationship with clients. We'll help you differentiate your business, deepen relationships with existing clients and attract new clients.  

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We act as a philanthropy specialist, handling the administration and set-up, making it hassle-free for you and your clients.

Our expertise

Our specialist team of Relationship Managers in the UK and US provide philanthropic expertise to support your clients giving journey.

Confidence

We validate the status of an organisation to ensure it is genuinely charitable, so your client's money will make a real difference.

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Established over 90 years ago, we support over 2,000 private clients and are a trusted philanthropy partner to wealth managers and advisors.

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CAF Charitable Trust

We'll plan and launch your client's philanthropy journey, so they can support charitable causes across the world.

  • Strategic - your clients can create a philanthropic fund today and distribute the funds within it to single or multiple causes over a period of time.
  • Flexible - your clients can develop a structured, long term giving plan or make ad hoc donations to causes they are passionate about.
  • Tax-effective giving - we reclaim and add Gift Aid for every eligible donation to uplift the amount your clients can donate.

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Are your clients dual UK and US taxpayers?

If your clients are individuals paying tax in the UK and US, we offer a smart, tax-effective way for them to achieve greater impact with their philanthropy.

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Social investment

CAF Venturesome, our social investment platform, allows clients to use their philanthropic capital to support charitable organisations with affordable finance.

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Legacy giving

Private clients can leave a gift to charity in their Will with the CAF Charitable Legacy Service and achieve social impact around the world for years to come.

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We’re working to help small to medium charities become more resilient. Would you like to contribute to supporting the development and aims of the programme?

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  • I'm interested, what are the next steps?
    Contact our Private Client team and we would be delighted to start a conversation with you, whether you are looking for informal advice on a client's charitable giving or you're exploring the possibility of setting up a more formal partnership that works for you and your organisation. Our team can help you achieve your clients' philanthropy ambitions now and in the future. Call us on 03000 123 028 (lines are open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm excluding bank holidays) or email us.
  • How can we work with you?

    If your clients are starting to think about charitable giving, they may be thinking of asking you the following questions:

    • I want to set up a foundation to support a specific cause, what are the next steps?
    • I want to start giving overseas but want to ensure my donations go to verified international charities, how do I do this?
    • What is the most tax effective way I can give to charity so I can make the most of my charitable giving?
    • I would like to leave multiple charitable legacies in my Will, how do I avoid all the administration that goes with it?

    By partnering with us, we can answer the above questions and many more on your behalf.

     

  • Why offer charitable planning?
    Advisors who offer a full charitable planning service differentiate their business from their competitors. But more important than that, it can deepen and strengthen existing relationships and meet an increasing demand for charitable planning advice.

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