Individuals and Families

Bring your Philanthropic Vision to Life

Individual philanthropy usually begins with a story: a story of hope, a story of courage, a story of inspiration. At CAF America, we specialize in creating a seamless transition from aspiration to meaningful action. We understand that effective philanthropy begins with a clear vision and a focused plan for making that vision a reality. Our unparalleled expertise and personalized solutions help you bring your philanthropic vision to life.


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By working with CAF America, you benefit from our global perspective, our industry-leading due diligence, and the leverage of the CAF Global Alliance which connects you to local issues and the organizations on the ground solving them.

Are you looking to take your philanthropy farther? Partnering with CAF America brings your giving to a global scale, allowing your dollars to achieve greater impact. When you give through us, you are able to claim a charitable deduction in the United States whereas by giving directly to a foreign nonprofit, you would not be able to do so.

CAF America can expedite your gifts to more than 1.8 million organizations in 110 countries.


As a donor advised fund (DAF), CAF America can help you achieve your philanthropic mission. By establishing a DAF, you can contribute to your fund at any time while being strategic with your ultimate giving. If you wish to involve your family members, you may add them as advisors to the fund so they can participate and grow your family’s legacy of giving.


At CAF America, we are committed to supporting your philanthropic vision. As a donor-driven, cause-universal organization, we can facilitate your giving to any charity we are able to legally validate. We have supported a wide range of projects from medical research in Ireland to youth education in India to turtle rehabilitation in Mexico. Explore our Global Charity Database to learn more.

DAFs at CAF America are flexible and enable you to give to both domestic and international charities out of a single fund. You may also choose to invest your fund, allowing your giving to grow over time. Speak with us about your philanthropic priorities and see how CAF America can help you.

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The CAF American Donor Fund

A smart solution for dual US/UK taxpayers

In partnership with the CAF office located in the United Kingdom, CAF America has a giving solution exclusively for individuals paying tax in both the US and the UK.

The CAF American Donor Fund (CADF) provides dual taxpayers with immediate tax benefits and a simple way to support charities anywhere in the world. Giving is not always easy for those who pay both US and UK taxes. Among other problems: US tax rules sometimes invalidate UK tax breaks for charitable giving. The CAF American Donor Fund offers a solution, allowing dual taxpayers to claim ‘Gift Aid’ in the UK while still benefiting from a tax deduction in the US.

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