CAF America President and CEO Ted Hart is embarking on a multi-week trip to four cities across Europe. Ted will travel to Geneva, Switzerland; Prague, Czechia; Warsaw, Poland; and Istanbul, Türkiye. During this trip, Ted will meet with a number of CAF America’s most prominent donor clients, charities, and global partners in the region.
On November 14, Ted will be in Warsaw to host one of our signature “Together Gathering” events with local grantees and partners. The event will bring together key stakeholders from Poland and Ukraine, including over forty representatives from local foundations, humanitarian organizations, and international charities. Throughout the event, these representatives will be able to share their experiences and knowledge, with the ultimate goal of fostering relationships that create local change on a global scale.
While in Warsaw, Ted will also be meeting with several international grantees involved in delivering humanitarian relief and long-term assistance for Ukrainian refugees, including the Polish Center for International Aid (PCPM), the largest educational program for Ukrainian refugees in Poland, as well as the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and Polish Humanitarian Action. Ted will have the opportunity to speak with both program advisors and recipients, who will provide firsthand knowledge on the current state of the crisis. CAF America hopes to evaluate recent response efforts and identify challenges that grantees anticipate as war in Ukraine continues into the winter months.
CAF America looks forward to meeting with some of the many international grantees in this region of our charitable network. We are committed to serving as a resource for our clients and partners in the philanthropic sector, and anticipate many learnings from this trip that will benefit us all in the months to come.
For more information on Ukrainian response organizations vetted by CAF America, please refer to: https://www.cafamerica.org/disaster-ukraine-relief/
About the Polish Center for International Aid (PCPM)
The Polish Center for International Aid (PCPM) is a non-governmental organization whose mission is to provide humanitarian, development, and medical relief assistance throughout the world, while maintaining the basic principles of humanitarianism, impartiality, neutrality, and independence. Learn more about PCPM: https://pcpm.org.pl/en
About the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews
The POLIN Museum is a historical museum that presents the history of over 1,000 years of Jewish life in Polish lands. It is also a place of meeting and dialogue among those who wish to explore the past and present Jewish culture, those eager to draw conclusions for the future from Polish-Jewish history, and those who are ready to face the stereotypes and oppose xenophobia and nationalistic prejudices that threaten today’s societies. Learn more about the POLIN Museum: https://polin.pl/en
About Polish Humanitarian Action
Polish Humanitarian Action is a humanitarian non-profit organization based in Warsaw/Poland. For almost thirty years they have delivered humanitarian aid to people around the world who are suffering due to armed conflicts and natural disasters. They offer a variety of programming around disaster relief, water and food services, shelter, and education. Learn more about Polish Humanitarian Action: https://www.pah.org.pl/en/
About CAF America
Charities Aid Foundation America (CAF America) works with donors looking to support charitable organizations around the world by providing the infrastructure necessary for high-quality, regulatory- compliant grantmaking and maintaining a worldwide network of high-quality, fully vetted charity partners. For over 30 years, our core mission has been to streamline charitable giving through donor-advised giving, driven by our industry-leading organizational vetting and due diligence protocols. We enable our donors to make strategic, cost-effective and tax-advantaged grants while reducing the risk, reputational exposure, and administrative burden associated with regulatory-compliant grantmaking. CAF America’s worldwide reach translates into more than $3.8 billion in donor funds and over 1.8 million eligible organizations in 135 countries.