Charities Aid Foundation of America
Charities Aid Foundation of America (CAF America) is a US 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission is to increase the flow of charitable funds outside the United States. It is a subsidiary of the UK based Charities Aid Foundation. It enables US donors to give tax deductible donations to organisations outside the US:
- American donors cannot give directly to foreign charitable organizations and obtain a tax deduction. As a US public charity, CAF America is able to accept funds from American donors who can then recommend that CAF America use those funds to support foreign charitable organizations.
CAF America operates Southampton Row Trust Limited as a subsidiary. This is said to be a 'unique giving solution that allows donors paying both US and UK income taxes to receive recognition for their charitable giving in both countries. By donating through a fund at CADF, charitable gifts qualify for gift aid in the UK, as well as standard tax deductibility in the US.
CAF America lists the following funds for which it solicits donations:
Ajay Shiv Fund | American Friends of the Community Security Trust | American Friends of the Henry Jackson Society | American Friends of the University of East Anglia | Andrew Grene Foundation | Arts for India | Australian Spinal Research Foundation | Burberry Foundation America Fund | Christian Love & Support for Southern India | Devadasi Trust | Friends of Cherie Blair Foundation for Women | Friends of Monash University | Friends of PRADAN | Friends of the Gurkha Welfare Trust (USA) | Friends of the Jewish Community of Japan | Friends of Wayne McGregor (Random Dance) | IHG Shelter Fund | Impetus Trust | Kliptown Youth Program Fund | Msumarini Welfare Fund | N7 Fund | NBA Cares Global Fund | NIKE Ever Higher Fund | Peace for Africa and Economic Development Institute Fund | Rwandan Remembrance Ride | Seeing is Believing | Sefolosha Foundation | Soldiers' Animal Companions | The CEME Fund | The Wishing Tree Fund | University of Waikato Foundation | Watts Gallery Fund | Young Vic Theatre