Charities Aid Foundation

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The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) is a registered UK charity that operates in the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and Canada. It works with companies, private philanthropists, regular donors, fellow foundations, governments, charities, and not-for-profit enterprises to enable them to give more. Its stated purpose is to “accelerate progress in society towards a fair and sustainable future for all.”

In 2021, CAF was listed by the UK Charity Commission as the country’s fourth-largest charity by income. It serves as a regulatory experts to ensure funds reach charities and social enterprises as quickly and safely as possible via its charity validation which enables effective cross-border giving. CAF also wholly owns CAF Bank, a fully regulated bank that serves more than 14,000 UK-based charities and social enterprises.

CAF is known for its independence, expertise, and international reach, leading an international network of like-minded charitable organisations. CAF Group consists of Charities Aid Foundation and its subsidiaries in the UK including CAF Bank; CAF America; the CAF American Donor Fund and CAF Canada.[5] CAF Group collectively seeks to inspire innovation, share best practices, and improve cross-border giving in support of civil society.

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