Annual Celebration of International Philanthropy


CAF America has the privilege of partnering with corporations, wealth advisors, foundations, and individuals on fulfilling their international charitable aspirations. To celebrate the inspirational and important work that our clients are doing to make the world a better place, CAF America hosts an annual Celebration of International Philanthropy awards gala to recognize a handful of industry leaders on their international philanthropic achievements.

We are proud to honor and express our appreciation for groundbreaking charitable efforts from some of the most exciting names in the philanthropic arena.

Congratulations 2021 Honorees

The Fund empowers individual donors and organizations to have global impact by donating funds to support nonprofits with their ongoing work or crisis relief efforts. With the help of nearly 30,000 donors around the world, raised over $10.25 million for the Fund, supporting the delivery of supplies to frontline healthcare workers combating COVID-19

Gavi - The Vaccine Alliance

Gavi - the Vaccine Alliance, helps vaccinate nearly 50 percent of the world’s children against deadly and debilitating infectious diseases. Over the past year, Gavi co-led COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX), a global initiative aimed at providing equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, bringing together governments, global health organizations, manufacturers, scientists, the private sector, civil society, and philanthropy.

Pepsico logo

In 2020, PepsiCo and the PepsiCo Foundation invested more than $60 million in over 50 countries to support communities impacted by COVID-19. The Foundation's close collaboration with PepsiCo teams around the world ensured its philanthropy was not only far reaching, but also addressed the specific challenges of each local community in need.

Past Awardees

Edwards Lifesciences Foundation

Charitable giving and participation in philanthropic causes is one of the defining elements of Edwards Lifesciences’ culture.


Tusks' mission is to amplify the impact of progressive conservation initiatives across Africa.

Vanguard Charitable

Vanguard Charitable's mission is clear: to increase philanthropy and maximize its impact over time.


Cisco is the worldwide technology leader that has been making the internet work since 1984. Cisco's people, products, and partners help society securely connect and seize tomorrow’s digital opportunity today

Fidelity Charitable

Fidelity Charitable is growing the American tradition of philanthropy by providing programs that make charitable giving accessible, simple, and effective. They are the nation’s second largest grantmaker behind the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, sponsoring over 90,000 donor-advised funds connected to more than 150,000 donors. 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is learning from the world to build a culture of health in the United States.


Medtronic Foundation devotes the majority of its resources to expand access to quality chronic disease care, helping address unmet health needs in underserved communities worldwide. By aligning our philanthropy around Medtronic’s health-focused mission and vision, we believe we can multiply our social impact around the world, especially in the area of chronic conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

U.S. Trust

U.S. Trust provides research on the domestic and international giving and volunteering trends, behaviors, attitudes,and priorities of wealthy
American households.

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