In an increasingly connected world, CAF America is committed to enabling diasporas across the world to donate to their home communities in a safe, easy, and effective manner. We recognize that all diasporas are unique and within each are hundreds and thousands of unique individuals with their own goals and passions. That is why we are looking to take a flexible approach with the Diaspora Gives Program, which encompasses various philanthropic giving models tailored to fit the needs of various diaspora groups.

Diasporas often give back through informal channels, foregoing a tax-deduction and risking their money falling into the wrong hands. Through donor advised giving, CAF America is able to not only provide diasporans with a tax-deduction, but can ensure that their donations are compliant with relevant regulations, that any risks they have been mitigated, and that their reputation is protected.

Donor Advised Funds
CAF American Donor Fund
Diaspora Gives Bangladesh
Expedited Giving


The Diaspora Philanthropy Summit brought together diaspora groups from the US and Canada committed to contributing to the development of their home communities through charitable giving.

Delegates shared their plans to engage and/or inspire fellow diasporans while learning from CAF America’s, CAF Canada’s, and other delegates’ various models and programs for focusing tax-effective support towards vetted charities and projects in their established or ancestral homeland. Read more about the Summit here!


Jeff Siaw
Africans in Boston

Liza Gashi

Lisa Grinham

Peter Obour-Mansah
Africa Bridge Network

Gill Bates
CAF Southern Africa

Elitsa Barakova

Andres Ceballos

Diaspora Philanthropy Report

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