How We Work

We Help You Give Anywhere, Safely

CAF America works with donors looking to support charitable organizations around the world.

We streamline charitable giving and reduce the risk, reputational exposure, and administrative burden associated with regulatory-compliant grantmaking through our industry-leading organizational vetting and due diligence protocols.

When you donate through our vetted network of more than 1.9 million charitable organizations in 135 countries, your corporate, individual, or nonprofit’s donation will go further and can fund life altering projects.

Our work is guided by three principles


Regulatory Compliance

Comply with US regulations and local laws governing the movement of foreign charitable funds into grantees’ home countries.

Risk Mitigation

Mitigate the risk of significant excise taxes, fines, and even criminal charges in case of failure to comply with US regulations governing cross-border giving.

Reputation Protection

Protect our donors from possible reputational damage that may arise if proper due diligence is not conducted.


How can CAF America help you?

CAF America helps donors make strategic and focused philanthropic decisions that are fully compliant with all regulations and have a lasting impact on the causes and communities they want to support.

Who We Serve

Whether you are an individual starting your giving journey or a long established foundation, CAF America is here to help:


  • Individuals & Families
  • Advisors
  • Corporations & Corporate Foundations
  • US Nonprofits
  • Foreign Nonprofits
  • Giving Platforms

Our Services

We provide a variety of tailored services to support your cross-border giving needs to ensure you can confidently support that causes that you want:


  • Donor Advised Funds
  • Donor Advised Gifts
  • Legacy Giving
  • Employee Engagement Funds
  • Friends Fund
  • Grant Management Services
  • Validation
  • Expedited Grantmaking
  • CAF American Donor Fund

CAF America’s values

The partnerships we share with people and organizations around the world is a privilege, which is why we hold ourselves to the highest standards.

  • We are committed to upholding the three R’s: regulation compliance, risk mitigation, and reputation protection
  • We build donor trust through service and innovation
  • We are dedicated to teamwork through diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • We cultivate experts in philanthropy and compliance
  • We give back through serving our own community and helping it thrive

Our team

The CAF America team is ready to assist you in building your philanthropic vision and impact. Our team will work with you to ensure your giving is regulatory compliant, mitigates risk, and protects you from reputational damage. Learn more about us below.

Interested in joining the CAF America team? View open positions on our Careers page.

Make a Gift Today

With CAF America, you can confidently make a contribution to support an established fund or a validated international grantee.

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We invite you to ask us about giving through our vetted global network.

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