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


Young professionals in US committed to philanthropy

Seventy five per cent of 20-35 year old professionals, or millenials, in the US gave to charity in 2011, according to new research based on a survey of 6,500 participants conducted by Achieve and Johnson Grossnickle Associates (JGA).

FSA chief executive donates £144k bonus to art therapy charity

Financial Services Authority (FSA) outgoing chief executive Hector Sants has donated his £143,750 bonus to Oxford-based charity The Art Room, of which HRH The Duchess of Cambridge became the patron in January. The charity offers art as therapy to young people aged five to 16 to raise self esteem, confidence and independence.

Sants received the performance-related bonus for the 15 months leading up to the end of March this year. He requested that the FSA pay the sum to The Art Room through the Workplace Giving UK scheme as he steps down from the helm of the FSA after five years.

Enjoy a GOOD night out!

City Funding Network

The launch of the City Funding Network on July 23 was a great success raising more than £27,000 in under an hour. More than 80 guests also enjoyed an exclusinve showing of Batman, The Dark Knight Rises and a chance to hold the Olympic Torch. We will be holding another exclusive 'good night out' in Autumn.


Gain boardroom experience as a charity trustee

Almost half of charities have at least one vacancy on their board, according to a report, which aims to inspire people to give their time to charities in this way. “New, committed trustees are much needed, particularly in difficult economic times when charities are under enormous pressure,” says Clare Yeowart co-author of The benefits of trusteeship, published by New Philanthropy Capital.

More City philanthropy is aim of new campaign

A campaign to encourage more philanthropy among workers in the City of London and Canary Wharf by highlighting the opportunities that come with giving launches at a celebratory event at Mansion House on July 2nd.

Can philanthropy boost your career?

Two philanthropists at different stages of their giving journey will discuss whether philanthropy can boost a career at an event organised as part of the Engaging Experience Philanthropy Network (EEPN) programme being held in the historic and beautifully crafted oak-panelled surroundings of Temple Place on June 26th.

Top 10 City law firms donated £5m cash last year

A new report shows that philanthropy is alive and well in the City with the top 10 UK law firms donating £5m cash and eight times as much pro bono to non-profits last year – a total of £50m.

The 136-page report from Factary, a research services organisation for non-profits, shows that law firms’ community responsibility policies favour education and training, housing and employment, and rights/law and conflict. By contrast, it found that publicly reported donations are focused on health, children/youth and arts.

Corporate philanthropy will be more visible says Lord Mayor

Lord Mayor David Wootton

Corporate philanthropy is becoming increasingly strategic and widespread and will become even more visible in the coming years said London’s Lord Mayor David Wootton at the launch of the 25th annual Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards that celebrates the best community engagement programmes run by Greater London businesses.


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