Vision

Our vision is to contribute to the growth of a stronger independent civil society, with more people using more of their private assets for public good.

Mission

Our mission is to see philanthropy grow as giving is recognised as a valuable contribution to society by spreading best practice and giving philanthropists confidence from each other to give more and better

 

Our Goals

Our goals are to double regular philanthropic giving by the wealthy, in order:

  • to grow the amount of private wealth that is deployed as donations or social investment for public good annually by £2 billion;
  • to encourage the investment of the skills, networks and time of these wealth holders in civil society;
  • to contribute to a joined up philanthropy ecosystem supporting philanthropists to give more and better

Better philanthropy

  • Where government must be prudent with public funds, the philanthropist can take risks and freely invest in social innovation or pilot initiatives to address intractable problems.
  • Where government must meet the needs of the many, philanthropists can support small or specialist organisations, including those that help the most marginalised, partnering alongside or complementing public spending priorities.
  • And, where the private sector must maximise financial value, philanthropy can champion social or environmental causes, funding work that might never be commercialised or taken to scale.
  • By working with partners to achieve collective goals that we can contribute to a strong philanthropy ecosystem and support sector

Change Through Collective Impact

We use a collective impact model working with our partners across the sector with:

  • A common agenda
  • Shared measurement
  • Mutually reinforcing activities
  • Continuous communication
  • A backbone organisation