Individuals & Families

Bring your philanthropic vision to life.

Individual philanthropy usually begins with a story: a story of hope, a story of love, a story of courage, a story of sadness, a story of inspiration. It is these stories that have lead you to find a cause that is close to your heart, a mission that gives your life meaning, and a reason to say “I want to do more.”

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.

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

Set up a Donor Advised Fund

Establishing a Donor Advised Fund is a convenient and simple way for you to support and manage global philanthropic initiatives.

A Fund is designed to support ongoing giving which requires fund management services, including activity statements and online account access. Establishing a Fund also makes it easy to pool gifts from multiple donors to support a common cause.

CAF America also offers donors the option to set up an Invested Donor Advised Fund. With an Invested Fund, you may recommend investment allocations based on your grantmaking time horizon.

Many individuals and families establish Funds at CAF America because it is much easier and less costly than establishing a private foundation. A Fund can be established the same day an establishing contribution is received — compared to the considerable time and expense that can be required to establish a private foundation and obtain tax-exempt status from the IRS.

For more information, download the Donor Advised Funds fact page.

To get started, contact our office.

Give a Donor Advised Gift

Single gifts allow you to advise a smaller number of grants, on a schedule or as desired. You can recommend that a gift go to a specific foreign charitable organization, cause, country, or region. CAF America can also provide giving guidance in accordance with your interests and goals.

For more information, download the Donor Advised Gifts fact page.

To get started, go to our Give Now page or contact our office.

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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