Brooks Reed, CAP®

Vice President of Thought Leadership and Philanthropy

I have worked with the CAF Group in a variety of roles since October 2015, when I was a co-author on the report titled Beyond Integrity: Exploring the role of business in preserving the civil society space (Charities Aid Foundation, 2016). After briefly working with CAF UK’s International Team in London, I joined CAF America in 2017 and have led the Department of Business Development since January 2018. 

My background is in international development, with research interests focusing on the private sector in development and corporate citizenship. My professional experience outside of CAF America includes time with international NGOs and within the Executive Office of the Governor of Florida. 

In my spare time, I enjoy reading, hiking, and (sometimes successfully) baking.

I hold a MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics, as well as a BA in International Affairs and a BA in Political Science from Florida State University. I am a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®) and I am certified in Anti-Money Laundering by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

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Publications by Brooks Reed, CAP®

February 21, 2023 As the one-year anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine approaches, we’re taking a moment to step back and recognize the commitment of our donors to humanitarian relief stemming from this conflict. Since the beginning of the invasion, CAF America has made over $37 million in donor-advised and restricted grants; our donors... CONTINUE READING >>
February 10, 2023 Yesterday, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) released a new General License (NO. 23) authorizing “all transactions related to earthquake relief efforts in Syria that would otherwise be prohibited by the Syrian Sanctions Regulations (SySR).” This is welcome news for funders and responders, and CAF America... CONTINUE READING >>
December 21, 2022 Today, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) released a set of new and updated General Licenses that authorize four types of broad-ranging activities supporting much-needed humanitarian aid and assistance. The activities covered include: The official business of the U.S. government; The official business of certain international... CONTINUE READING >>
December 2, 2022 At CAF America, we support donors who want to build long-term partnerships with local organizations and create meaningful impact, anywhere in the world. This model is particularly relevant when communities we grant to are impacted by natural disasters, political crises, or other emergencies. After responding to the many global emergencies that have... CONTINUE READING >>
July 29, 2022 This month’s High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development is the main event of the International Sustainable Development community. For 9 days over 3 weeks, delegations to the UN, civil society groups, and a bevy of other Major Groups and development thought leaders descended on New York City to discuss the world’s... CONTINUE READING >>
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