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International Grantmaking Symposium

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World Giving Index 2014

The 2014 edition of the World Giving Index looks at charitable behaviour across the world, involving 135 countries. Read the Report

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  • Latest from the IRS: New Standards for Equivalency Determination

     Effective September 25, 2015, the IRS and the Department of Treasury have published final regulations concerning the practice of Equivalency Determination (ED). The Reliance Standards for Making Good Faith Determinations is welcomed news for grantmakers, as it clarifies the standards to be applied by international grantmakers in the process of making a good faith determination… CONTINUE READING >>

  • Cocoa to Commerce: When Challenges Become Opportunities

     This piece was originally featured on the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s blog here. A simple paradox has presented itself across the globe in the realm of rural farming: How can smallholder farmers increase their productivity and incomes, when they do not have the financing and training needed to grow a substantial yield in the… CONTINUE READING >>

  • Searching for the Good in the Migrant & Refugee Crisis

      On Thursday, September 24, 2015, Pope Francis addressed a joint session of the U.S. Congress for the first time in history, and made a “radical” statement about the dire circumstances that refugees are facing across the world —  “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. Yes, that’s right, the Golden Rule…. CONTINUE READING >>

  • Partnering for Peace: Building Bridges and Burgers to Connect Cultures

       We can all stop holding our breath — the much anticipated      McWhopper is not going to happen.[1] The proposed jointly-  created “peace burger” between Burger King and McDonald’s  to celebrate the International Day of Peace on September 21st   seems to have eluded us this time around– instead    McDonald’s and Burger King… CONTINUE READING >>

  • From Baby Boom to Tech Boom: Exploring Generational Giving by High Net Worth Individuals

      In the summer of 2010, two of the world’s most renowned  self-made  billionaires announced the formation of a long-speculated pact that  sought to permanently alter the  landscape of philanthropy. Led by Bill  Gates and Warren  Buffett, The Giving Pledge – as it has come to be  known –  is an open call to the world’s… CONTINUE READING >>

  • Migrant and Refugee Crisis

     As the migrant crisis in Europe continues to escalate, we at CAF America are lending our support to charities that are actively seeking to mitigate the challenges faced by those affected. We have created a direct donation page where our donors have access to a list of organizations working on this issue that are eligible… CONTINUE READING >>

  • The “What” of Millennial Giving: The Rise of Social Media Giving

     Honoring the International Day of Charity on September 5th, CAF America published an article last week titled “Generation G: The Millennials and How They Are Changing the Art of Giving”, which explores the giving habits of the three biggest generations: Baby Boomers, Generation X, and the Millennials. With a focus on the tools popular with … CONTINUE READING >>

  • Generation G: The Millennials and How They Are Changing the Art of Giving

      A great deal has been written about how Millennials fit in (or don’t) with their  Generation X and Baby Boomer co-workers. We’ve heard how they are often  pegged as being entitled and distracted, and the lengths employers go to in order  to keep them engaged. We have also seen, however, that Millennials – using the… CONTINUE READING >>

  • Charities Aid Foundation America Expands to West Coast, Led by Paul Kalomeris

    Charities Aid Foundation America (CAF America), the nation’s leader in global giving, today announced the opening of a West Coast office to meet increasing demand from individuals, foundations and corporations for support on strategy and delivery of their worldwide charitable goals. Read More

  • Year End Giving

    When deciding to make a tax deductible donation, many philanthropists limit their gifts to domestic charitable organizations that are registered as 501(c)(3) non-profit corporations. International giving is an option…Learn more.

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