Friends Fund

A Cost-Effective Way to Receive Support from US Donors



With a Friends Fund at CAF America, your foreign charitable organization can launch and maintain US fundraising appeals and solicit tax-deductible donations of any size from US donors.

Not only does a Fund save your organization money, it also eliminates the time-consuming challenge of establishing and administering a public charity in the United States.

Any foreign charitable organization that is eligible with CAF America is invited to open a Friends Fund.

Advantages of a Friends Fund

  • Eliminate the high cost and lengthy effort typically associated with operating a 501(c)(3) organization
  • Solicit tax-deductible donations from American donors
  • Avoid the time and expense required to attract and manage a board and staff
  • Work with dedicated support staff who provide personal and timely service
  • Access more than 30 years of experience working with foreign charitable organizations

Features of a Friends Fund

  • Choose the name for your Fund
  • Receive unlimited donations in any amount, monthly fund statements, and quarterly disbursements (via wire transfer)
  • Get a unique URL on the online donation portal
  • Create a custom online giving page (optional)
  • Create a customized gift form (optional)

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