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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.


Hungary’s Crackdown on NGOs—Part of Global Trend

CAF America’s John Holm co-wrote this insightful article on the trend of countries, like Hungary, cracking down on foreign NGOs claiming they need to limit foreign interests and influence. Read the full article.


CAF America ranked 278 in Chronicle of Philanthropy’s Top 400

For the first time CAF America made the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s list of the top 400 charities. With over 1.5 million charities in the US this is quite an achievement. You can read an article about the report as well as search the list.


Soliciting Tax Deductible Donations in the US: Do I Need to be a 501(c)(3)?

In 2005, philanthropic contributions by individuals reached an all-time high, accounting for 2.4% of disposable income. In the subsequent decade we have seen that number fluctuate due mostly to economic hardship and general financial volatility worldwide. Despite facing many of the same issues that can negatively affect American non-profit organizations, however, foreign charitable organizations have enjoyed a rapid increase in giving over the last decade.


»News: The Globalization of Giving

Recent article that appeared on WealthManagement.com discussing options when giving internationally.


» News: September 4, 2014

Read the first blog posts from our Africa and Asia-Pacific Network advisors, learn about International Charity Day, and more!


Africa Leapfrogs its Way to a Long and Prosperous Future

Energy is necessary for the industrialization and economic development of all nations, and according to the World Bank, it is also a key component to reducing poverty. Some 600 million people in Africa still don’t have access to electricity, which means they have limitations on things that industrialized nations take for granted. They don’t have refrigerators to store food, their main activities are mostly limited to daylight hours, and they still have to carry their water and collect wood and other biomass fuels by hand. All of these factors force them to solely focus on their day-to-day survival and restrict their time, their potential to learn, and their ability to develop and work their way out of poverty.


The Changing Landscape of NGOs in China

All eyes have been on China, with one fifth of the world’s population, the second largest economy in the world, and an annual GDP growth rate of ~10%. However, in tandem with such tremendous growth there has been a parallel increase in social and environmental challenges. From excessive coal burning and dangerous levels of pollution (to the point where it is affecting the ability to attract employees in large cities), to huge income disparities and migrant worker challenges as workers flee to the cities to earn a livelihood but do not have the legal right to reside in those cities.

The good news is that the Chinese government is recognizing the important role that nonprofits, and to a lesser extent companies, can play in addressing some of these social issues. There are encouraging signs that the government wants to involve more social resources to resolve social problems together.

We have created a “Top Trends” list based on our knowledge and the experiences of our clients.


» News: July 2, 2014

Welcome to our newest board member, a spotlight on the Kliptown Youth Program in South Africa, and more!


» News: June 18, 2014

A wrap-up on the COF Conference, info on a 3-part blog series for World Refugee Day, newly eligible organizations, and more!


The Future: Exploring the Experiences of Refugees Across the Globe (Part 3)

(by Thelmany Khieu)

Practice empathy by taking a moment to consider what it would feel like if you were suddenly forced to flee from your home. What would you do? Where would you go? What would you bring? In the spirit of World Refugee Day, consider taking the opportunity to support the incredible individuals of the world who face their uncertain futures boldly and courageously.


The Present: Exploring the Experiences of Refugees Across the Globe (Part 2)

(by Thelmany Khieu)

Refugees are a very real and current topic of discussion today. Although their stories may lack significant coverage in the press, the reality is that many individuals continue to leave the only home they ever knew to travel to different countries in hopes of asylum. Every individual has a story, and there are many organizations who offer support for these refugees.


The Past: Exploring the Experiences of Refugees Across the Globe (Part 1)

(by Thelmany Khieu)

In honor of this year’s World Refugee Day theme: “1 family apart by war is too many,” I am sharing my father’s own account of how he came to the United States. My father can recite the exact date of his arrival to America: June 29, 1979, as if it were yesterday. He was one out of millions affected by the Khmer Rouge.


The ABC of International Giving

When you want to make a charitable donation, it can be hard to know where to start. There are so many organizations around the world working for a variety of causes, and choosing where to give can get overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be! Follow the ABCs listed, and you’ll find your ideal charity in no time.


New Partnership Announcement for Global Online Employee Giving

Washington, DC – June 2, 2014 – Charities Aid Foundation of America (CAF America) and TRUiST, Inc. have announced a partnership that will expand CAF America’s offerings to include an employee giving component and will enhance TRUiST’s ability to disburse donations to an international network of charities.

This partnership comes on the heels of TRUiST’s acquisition by FrontStream Holdings, LLC (dba FrontStream Payments). In addition to the 20,000 nonprofit clients that made up FrontStream’s portfolio, the TRUiST acquisition added an employee engagement and workplace giving component consisting of corporate clients who are disbursing an average of $230 million to nonprofit organizations on an annual basis. The partnership with CAF America now gives those corporations the ability to run workplace giving campaigns that will benefit an additional 181,000+ charitable organizations that reside outside of the United States and Canada.


» News: May 13, 2014

Featured announcement on new CAF America Corporate Advisory Services, info on the Shared Value Leadership Summit, and the COF Annual Conference in June!


» NEWS: April 24, 2014

New blog post for World Malaria Day; information on the Council on Foundations DC Conference in June, and more!


» New Partnership Announcement for Global Online Employee Giving

Charities Aid Foundation of America (CAF America) and TRUiST, Inc. have announced a partnership that will expand CAF America’s offerings to include an employee giving component and will enhance TRUiST’s ability to disburse donations to an international network of charities.


10 Ways to Help #DefeatMalaria on World Malaria Day

Spring! Warm weather, sunshine, flowers, and… mosquitoes. In many parts of the United States, these annoying creatures come sooner than people would like. Fortunately, they’re usually no more than a nuisance. But what do they mean for people in other parts of the world?

Imagine a mosquito. It bites you. You get a bump, it itches, and a few days later it’s gone. That’s it, the end.

Except when it’s not. In many countries, that bite can mean so much more. It can mean malaria- illness, oppressive medical expenses, and death.

However, did you know that malaria is preventable and curable?


» NEWS: April 3, 2014

A note from our CEO on his recent site visit to Bulgarian Charities Aid Foundation, info on an upcoming radio show on Grantmaking & Philanthropy in Africa, and more.


» NEWS: March 20, 2014

With a featured article from CEO Ted Hart, a new blog post on World Water Day, and a new radio show.


» NEWS: March 6, 2014

Featuring a new article from John Holm, ways to connect with us at the GMN Conference, two new blog posts, new grants, and more.


» Featured Article: Leading the Way to Greater Global Giving

Featured in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, this article by our CEO Ted Hart discusses how celebrating collective generosity in the United States can boost philanthropy worldwide.


» Blog: World Water Day — 4 Perspectives from Around the Globe

3/20: Water is a significant part of everyday life, and many people in the developed world might not typically think twice about it. How is water viewed in different contexts around the globe?


» Blog: The Intersection of Philanthropy: Shared Value – An NGO Perspective

This is the first article in a series entitled “The Intersection of Philanthropy.” The series will focus on the changing notion of ‘corporate social responsibility’ in the private sector and how businesses are moving toward a more integrative and strategic approach.


» Blog: 10 Empowering Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8

This year’s theme is ‘Inspiring Change’. Read this blog post and learn 10 different ways to celebrate women worldwide.


» Infographic: Four Startling Realities About Women Worldwide

For International Women’s Day, we’re highlighting some of the realities women face in the world today.


» Radio Show: Giving Around the Globe

Explore insights on international giving drawn from CECP’s new report, Giving Around the Globe.


World Water Day: 4 Perspectives from Around the Globe

Saturday, March 22nd is World Water Day. Water is a significant part of everyday life, and many people in the developed world might not typically think twice about it. How is water viewed in different contexts around the globe?


World Water Day: 4 Water Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

Saturday, March 22nd is World Water Day. In honor of the day, here are four water facts you probably didn’t know.


The Intersection of Philanthropy: Shared Value – An NGO Perspective

In recent years the concept of shared value has gained significant traction in the international business development community. As we have highlighted on previous posts, innovative companies such as IHG and Coca-Cola have implemented shared value initiatives in emerging markets and have boosted economic performance while creating quantitative social outcomes that benefit local communities. As the concept of shared value moves from an early adopter phase to mainstream acceptance, and corporations begin the process of integrating corporate philanthropy into their day to day business operations, several key issues should be addressed.


Four Startling Realities About Women Worldwide

March 8 is International Women’s Day. This year’s theme is ‘Inspiring Change’. In this post, we have an infographic showing four startling realities about women worldwide.


10 Empowering Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Day

March 8 is International Women’s Day. This year’s theme is ‘Inspiring Change’. International Women’s Day began in 1908 when 15,000 audacious women marched throughout the streets of New York City to demand shorter hours, better pay, and voting rights. In 1975, the United Nations gave official recognition to International Women’s Day, and it is now an official holiday in 27 countries. Since then, it has become a global day of celebration for the major accomplishments of women.


» NEWS: February 10, 2014

Read about the newest fund opened by Nike in honor of Black History Month, info on upcoming conferences, and more news.


» NEWSLETTER: December 16, 2013

The latest news from CAF America, including the Day of International Giving press release, stories of philanthropy, and more.


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