Friends Funds

A Cost-Effective Way to Receive Donations from Your Canadian Donors



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

Any foreign charitable organization that is eligible with CAF Canada is invited to explore a Friends Fund.

Advantages of Friends Funds

  • Eliminate the high cost and lengthy effort typically associated with operating a charitable organization in Canada
  • Solicit tax-deductible donations from Canadian donors
  • Receive password-protected access to a donor portal that gives you access to financial statements and insight into your supporters’ information
  • Avoid the time and expense required to attract and manage a local 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)

Related Resources

Fact Sheet

Friends Funds (English)

Learn More About Opening a Fund

Tell us what you want to achieve, and we’ll work together to establish your IPF to support your philanthropic vision.

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