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At Charities Aid Foundation, we are passionate about working with our corporate clients to help them maximise the potential of their business to create a better society. With over 90 years of experience, we are the UK market leader in managing philanthropic capital, and a trusted partner of 70% of the FTSE 100. 

We are committed to providing leading, trusted expertise to our corporate clients; from passing funds safely and effectively to charitable organisations around the world, to being a critical friend that provides constructive challenge and strategic solutions. 

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CAF Give As You Earn

CAF Give As You Earn is the most popular payroll giving scheme in the UK, helping over 3,000 companies and 400,000 staff to give nearly £80m to charity each year.

This powerful, flexible way to give enables you and your employees to donate to over 160,000 registered UK charities or to the cause of their choice locally, nationally or internationally.

CAF Company Account

​Your corporate giving will always make a difference to the causes you support. But by giving through a CAF Company Account you can make your giving count to both charities and your company in a simple, safe and strategic way.

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The changing face of corporate giving 

I’m very pleased to announce the publication of CAF’s second report on levels of giving by the FTSE 100, which provides a revealing insight into Britain’s biggest companies and how they deploy their corporate philanthropy within and across different industry sectors.

The report, which you may have seen covered in the Financial Times, shows that FTSE 100 companies donated an average of 1.9% of pre-tax profits in 2014. It means that giving as a percentage of pre-tax profits among companies on the exchange is at its highest level since 2009 which reflects the genuine commitment we see from business to embed and grow corporate responsibility. 

Read the full blog here

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10 Lessons from Corporate Foundations experts

At CAF we recently held a roundtable discussion on the topic of corporate foundations:

In a world demanding constant innovation, what is the role of the corporate foundations in delivering social change?

We were joined for a thought provoking discussion by the Shell Foundation, Girl Effect – an independent non-profit organisation that began as a social movement – and a host of our corporate clients. 

The corporate foundations landscape is diverse and fast evolving, in which no one size fits all.  If you’re considering whether to establish a new foundation, or learn from those with a wealth of experience, here are ten top insights to help you in your thinking.

Read the top ten tips here

Systemic social innovation - the business case

Our recent report Corporate Giving by the FTSE 100 revealed how the UK’s largest businesses are taking a critical look at their philanthropy budgets and shifting their support towards non-cash and in-kind giving. Taking a strategic view of where you can make a real social difference as an actor within a system, can be a route to achieve greater social and business value. 

Where does responsibility for global issues lie? How can a more collaborative approach increase impact?

Find the answers here


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