Research publications

Giving Trends Top 300 Foundation Grant-Makers 2015 Report


Cathy Pharoah, Richard Jenkins and Keiran Goddard

Publication date

September 2015

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Building on both the data and the track record of its companion publication, Family Foundation Giving Trends, this series of reports aims to paint a cumulative, illuminating and easily accessible picture of the nature and extent of foundation giving. The reports focus on the Top 300 independent charitable foundations, ranked by grant-making. Although this number represents only a tiny section of the 10,000 plus UK foundations, it does account for over 90% of all giving by value. This year our figures (drawn mostly from annual accounts) show a relatively optimistic financial picture, especially when compared to the volatility and uncertainty detailed in previous editions.

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