We define philanthropy as the giving of resources in an engaged and strategic way for maximum impact and in a tax efficient manner. It can include the giving of money, assets, time, talent, voice and one’s social capital. We believe in the power of philanthropy as a great social connector and the source of many great opportunities.

City Philanthropy

A Wealth of Opportunity


Philanthropy: The City Story on tour in 2014

Philanthropy: The City Story

Philanthropy: The City Story, the exhibition that puts 800 years of the City's giving in the spotlight, has been a huge success attracting more than 3000 visitors to the Charterhouse throughout November. It is now available for free hire.

Pilotlight’s ‘Apprentice-style’ charity challenge fires-up City graduates’ philanthropic life

Graduate bankers are using their entrepreneurial skills to help charities develop new income streams through an ‘apprentice-style’ challenge scheme devised by charity Pilotlight, and through it are experiencing the impact they can have as philanthropists.

It is the first time The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) graduates have teamed up with charities in this way and it is the third time the programme has run so to date 126 RBS graduates have worked with 16 charities, dedicating 6,300 hours of their time.

5 financiers make Sunday Times Giving List top 10 donating more than £150m

Half of the top ten givers in this year’s Sunday Times Giving List have made their fortunes in global finance or insurance and have together donated more than £150m.

In total more than £2bn of charitable spending was captured by the 2013 Giving List published on April 21st, which ranks philanthropists according to the proportion of their wealth given to charity.

ARK gala fundraiser shelved in favour of smaller events

The Absolute Return for Kids (ARK) star-studded fundraising gala dinner, an annual fixture for London’s top hedge fund managers and celebrities which raises all of the charity's funding in a single night, will not take place this year as ARK moves to a more intimate strategy to engage donors.

Morgan Stanley raises £1.6m to buy Kids Company new home for counselling children

Joanna Lumley declared Morgan Stanley and its employees ‘ab fab’ for their  £1.6m donation that has bought a brand new therapy house for Kids Company enabling the charity to double the number of children, families and young people receiving one-to-one therapeutic support to help them overcome a childhood disrupted by violence, abuse and neglect.

The donation has now bought and renovated Kids Company’s first fully owned property that will be known as The Morgan Stanley Heart Yard and funds raised will also help the charity with the operating costs for the building.


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