Brooks Reed

Vice President of Business Development, CAF America

I have worked with the CAF Group in a variety of roles since October 2015, when I was a co-author on the report titled Beyond Integrity: Exploring the role of business in preserving the civil society space (Charities Aid Foundation, 2016). After briefly working with CAF UK’s International Team in London, I joined CAF America in 2017 and have led the Department of Business Development since January 2018.

My background is in international development, with research interests focusing on the private sector in development and corporate citizenship. My professional experience outside of CAF America includes time with international NGOs and within the Executive Office of the Governor of Florida.

In my spare time, I enjoy reading, hiking, and (sometimes successfully) baking.

I hold a MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics, as well as a BA in International Affairs and a BA in Political Science from Florida State University. I am a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®) and I am certified in Anti-Money Laundering by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).


Voices from the Field

Responding Quickly and Effectively in Times of Disaster: Preparation and Partnerships are Critical

Posted on November 30, 2022 by Brooks Reed

At CAF America, we support donors who want to build long-term partnerships with local organizations and create meaningful impact, anywhere in the world. This model is particularly relevant when communities we grant to are impacted by natural disasters, political crises, or other emergencies. After responding to the many global emergencies that have occurred over the past few years—from wildfires in… Read More