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CAF America Looks to the Future of Philanthropy in Poland

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Announcing Ukraine Giving Numbers, Polish Philanthropy Summit, US Ambassador Meeting

WARSAW, Poland - TelAve -- This week, CAF America President and CEO Ted Hart traveled to Poland, where he and the CAF America team met with US government officials, grantees, and partners across the region to discuss philanthropy in Poland and the ongoing state of humanitarian relief and long-term assistance for Ukrainian refugees.

Since the beginning of the invasion in February 2022, CAF America has made over $49.23 million in donor-advised and restricted grants to help Ukrainians in need; this includes grants to 112 charities operating in 21 countries. Over $4.18 million has been granted to charities incorporated in Ukraine, and $14.51 million to charities within Poland. CAF America thanks its donors and partners who have been essential to providing sustained support.

On May 30, Ted and Brooks Reed, VP for Thought Leadership and Philanthropy, met with US Ambassador to Poland, Mark Brzezinski, where they discussed the charity landscape in Poland, the generosity of US taxpayers giving to support Ukrainians, and the challenges that must be overcome to ensure US taxpayers can support charities anywhere, safely.

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Today, CAF America participated in the First Philanthropy Summit Poland, hosted by the Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland (ADPP) and the UN Global Compact Network Poland (UNGCNP). The Summit brought together stakeholders from corporate, civil, and public spaces, focusing on emerging trends in Polish philanthropy and how to best support the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Ted gave the keynote address at the Summit, saying, "The theme of this Summit, 'Philanthropy of the Future,' should serve as a rallying call for all those who are passionate about creating a positive impact in the world. As we emerge from the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, natural disasters, economic hardships, and the fervent hope for an end to conflicts, we recognize that the stakes and needs are high. As delegates of this summit, we must unleash the power and potential of philanthropists and the charities they support, working hand in hand for the greater good."

CAF America celebrates the success of the Philanthropy Summit Poland, and looks forward to the future of giving in Poland. Especially now, Poland is a critical country in the humanitarian space—a 'humanitarian superpower,' in the words of Ambassador Brzezinski. CAF America remains committed to supporting civil society in Poland by ensuring access to funding from the US and Canada.

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About CAF America
Charities Aid Foundation America (CAF America) works with philanthropists looking to support charitable organizations around the world by providing the infrastructure necessary for high-quality, regulatory-compliant grantmaking and maintaining a worldwide network of fully vetted charity partners. CAF America's worldwide reach translates into more than $3.8 billion in donor funds and over 1.8 million eligible organizations in 135 countries.

Meg Roberts

Source: CAF America

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