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Dec 19, 2011, 19:00 ET Global Survey: U.S. Now #1 in Charitable Giving, Rising from Fifth Place

The United States now ranks the highest in terms of charity in a massive global survey that put the nation in fifth place in 2010, according to...


Jul 19, 2011, 13:30 ET CAFAmerica to Name New CEO With the Departure of Susan Saxon-Harrold

Charities Aid Foundation America (CAFAmerica) announced today that after nine successful years as CEO of CAFAmerica and five years as a director...


Mar 18, 2011, 14:59 ET Jewish Community of Japan Sets Up Charitable Pipeline Through CAFAmerica for Japan-Based 'JEN' Group, Currently Assisting Earthquake and Tsunami Victim Relief Efforts

CAFAmerica Quickly Channeling US Charitable Donations to Japan-based NGO JEN (Japanese Emergency NGO), in Addition to Other Major Partners...


Mar 11, 2011, 17:00 ET Japan Earthquake Relief Effort: CAFAmerica to Help Facilitate Immediate Charitable Contributions to Orgs Assisting Victims of Devastating Earthquakes and Tsunamis

CAFAmerica – a member organization of the United Kingdom based Charities Aid Foundation international network of offices, providing...


Feb 17, 2011, 14:47 ET $1 Million Donation Received by Charities Aid Foundation from Owens Corning Foundation in the Name of Sir Trevor Holdsworth

A total donation of $1 million is being made by the Owens Corning Foundation (OC Foundation) to Charities Aid Foundation America (CAFAmerica) at...


Jan 24, 2011, 13:30 ET CAFAmerica: 'Fast Track' Charitable Giving Fund to Allow for Speedier Response to World's Natural Disasters and Social Crises in 2011

Cutting Through Red Tape That Can Delay Vital Aid:  'Friends of' Charity Fund Allows Fast Action When Need Arises; Foreign Nonprofits Can Tap...


Dec 15, 2010, 12:15 ET With U.S. Tied for Fifth in Charitable Giving Behavior, CAFAmerica Outlines Five Ways to Be Smart About Resolving to Donate More in 2011

Just in Time for New Year's Resolution-Making, Tips Outlined for First-Time Givers and Long-Time Donors Who Want to Step Up Their International...


Dec 08, 2010, 14:20 ET Dutch Taxpayers Benefit From Charitable Giving to CAF American Donor Fund

Gifts Now Through CADF Recognized as Tax Deductible by Both US and Dutch Tax Services; New 5-Year Giving Contract Allows for More Flexibility with...


Sep 08, 2010, 13:30 ET Charities Aid Foundation Report: U.S. Tied For Fifth Place in New 'World Giving Index' Ranking Charitable Behavior in 153 Countries

WGI 2010 Measures Charitable Behavior of World in Three Major Categories:  Personal Giving, Volunteering Time and Number of People Willing to...


Aug 25, 2010, 11:00 ET 'Forrest Gump'-Inspired Charity for Wounded Vets: CAFAmerica Establishes Fund To Support Trans-Continental Race Named After Award-Winning Film

CAFAmerica Launches Donor Advised Fund to Invest Giving Proceeds from "The Gumpathon"; Benefiting Charities – HELP for HEROES; Injured Marine...


Apr 05, 2010, 10:31 ET Charities Aid Foundation America (CAFAmerica) Helps Growing Number of Hollywood Elite, Major Brands to Accomplish Their Philanthropic Goals

To Support Vancouver Youth Theater in British Columbia, Kim Cattrall Chooses Same Grantmaker as Bob Dylan, Nike, and MASSIVEGOOD CAFAmerica, the...


Dec 21, 2009, 13:52 ET Ten Elite NCAA Football Schools to Donate Proceeds From eBay Auctions of Exclusive Nike Gear Through CAFAmerica 'Donor Advised Fund' for Charities

Universities to Each Select a Charity to Receive Grants From Ongoing eBay Auction of Nike Pro Combat Football Gear; CAFAmerica to Distribute...


Dec 10, 2009, 13:51 ET Dylan Christmas Album is Focus of New 'Donor Advised Fund' From CAFAmerica, Sony Music Entertainment

$125,000 Already Raised in Royalties for Charitable Donations; Hundreds of Thousands of Homeless Adults, Children to Receive Free Meals...


Nov 23, 2009, 15:06 ET Holiday Giving Dos and Don'ts: CAFAmerica Outlines 5 Tips For Smart Donations to International Charities

Great Resource for Donors: Sortable Database of 1,503 Charities Around the Globe. ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Are...


Oct 02, 2009, 11:35 ET CAFAmerica: Aid for Victims of Tsunami and Earthquakes Around the Globe Can Be Provided Directly by Concerned Americans

Concerned Americans who want to contribute immediately and safely to aid victims of the tsunamis in the South Pacific and earthquakes in...


Jul 07, 2009, 10:10 ET CAFAmerica: Rising Interest Rates May Soon Boost Recession-Pinched Charitable Giving

Is there some good news on the horizon for U.S. charities hampered by reduced donor contributions? A recent Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) survey...


Mar 03, 2009, 10:00 ET CAFAmerica: Success of 'Slumdog Millionaire' Is Aiding Charities

Oscar-Winning Film Inspires a Boost in Donations to Groups Working With India's Children; CAFAmerica Offers Simple Means by Which to Target...


Dec 11, 2008, 09:13 ET Going Beyond 5 Percent: Those With Donor Advised Fund Urged to Consider Making an Additional Gift to Charities Around the World

Why Tough Times for Global Charities May Lead Some to Supplement 'DAF' With a 'DAG' With charities facing a particularly difficult time due to...


Nov 24, 2008, 10:00 ET CAFAmerica: Look for More Corporations to 'Outsource' Charitable Giving Functions in 2009 to Cut Costs

While Impulse to Give Remains Strong for Companies, Many Will Be Forced to Whittle Down Overhead by Finding Third-Party Solutions to Stretch Giving...