CAF America

CAF America, Focus: Global

CAF America is a U.S. public charity that has been helping donors achieve their international charitable giving goals since 1992. Within the last 5 years, CAF America has made nearly $440 million in grants to thousands of charitable organizations in more than 100 countries. CAF America’s database of over 225,000 vetted and trusted international organizations enables donors to make grants in an expedited manner. All grants are sent via wire transfer on a weekly cycle, ensuring that your donation is made securely and efficiently.

CAF America typically requires 3-4 weeks to vet a new organization once we have received the required materials from the beneficiary. Our vetting protocols are based on our more than 25 years of navigating challenging regulatory environments across the world, and our risk-based approach protects you from fraud, ensuring that your donation reaches the intended beneficiary in line with all relevant regulations.

In conjunction with our extensive network of advisors in Africa and the Asia-Pacific, and with affiliate international offices across the globe, we have the capacity to reach a great number of relevant local organizations which are best aligned with your charitable giving goals.

CAF America is extremely proud of its long-standing partnership with Fidelity Charitable, and recently recognized them at our 2018 Celebration of International Philanthropy event held during the Heckerling Institute for Estate Planning in Orlando, Florida.

Make a grant recommendation via CAFA

If you would like to support a foreign organization using your Fidelity Charitable Giving Account, you may submit a grant recommendation to Fidelity Charitable to be made to CAFA and include the foreign organization in the designated purpose. If you have any questions, please call Fidelity Charitable at 1-800-262-6039. If you are a Fidelity Charitable Private Donor Group member and have any questions, please contact your Philanthropic Strategist.

Private Donor Group

If you are a member of the Private Donor Group, additional options for international granting may be available to you. Please contact your Philanthropic Strategist to learn more.

Learn more about CAF America online

  • Visit CAF America to learn more about our global grant making solutions

  • Recommend single grants of any amount from Fidelity Charitable to the foreign charities of your choice

  • Subscribe to CAF America News

Contact CAF America

Contact CAF America directly with questions about its global giving solutions and for fee information.