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


CSR is breaking new boundaries

Cheryl Chapman reports on the Women for Change Breakfast: Driving Social Change in Business and discovers CSR has a whole new meaning

Public Good By Private Means, by Rhodri Davies

Public Good By Private Means book cover image

City Philanthropy catches up with Rhodri Davies, author of Charities Aid Foundation's new book Public Good By Private Means: How Philanthropy Shapes Britain, to ask about its impact...

Inspiring Philanthropy: Lloyd Dorfman

Lloyd Dorfman in the Dorfman theatre

British entrepreneur and Travelex Group Founder Lloyd Dorfman shares his journey of high impact community investment and charitable activity. 


Inspiring Philanthropy: Maya Mehta

In our Inspiring Philanthropy feature City lawyer Maya Mehta talks about 'social intrapreneurship' - a term she uses to describe individuals taking social action using their professional skills.


Inspiring Philanthropy: Sir Alec Reed

In this occasional series of interviews with the City’s leading philanthropists we aim to bring guidance and inspiration to others. 

Sir Alec Reed CBE founded employment agency Reed in 1960, which has become one of the UK's largest private businesses. Reed has also founded several charities as well as The Reed Foundation and is a public advocate for philanthropy. in 2007 The Reed Foundation created The Big Give, a website that allows donors to find and support charities.


Inspiring Philanthropy: Francesca Monti

In this occasional series of interviews with the City’s philanthropists we aim to bring guidance and inspiration to others. Francesca Monti is a Senior Marketing Executive for Charities at Rathbone Brothers Plc. Francesca studied Law and Media at Keele University and has recently joined the newly formed Young Professional’s Board for The City Funding Network

SITR proves powerful fundraising agent for prison bakery business

On the surface Duane Jackson’s success story could sound pretty run of the mill; creating a software company, growing the business into a sector leader and eventually selling it off for a healthy profit, then ploughing some of the proceeds into charities and social enterprises. But that’s before you hear about his early life.


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