St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation
The Charitable Foundation at St. James’s Place has reached the £100million GBP mark for monies raised through fundraising and corporate matching, supporting charities to make transformational change to people’s lives in the world.
Established in 1992, the Charitable Foundation is the 6th largest corporate Foundation in the UK.* It has four core funding themes:
Helping children and young people who have a physical or learning disability or are disadvantaged:
Cancer support charities
The Charitable Foundation has a focus on supporting smaller grassroots charities through a range of grant programmes enabling positive and lasting change to the beneficiaries of those organisations it supports. The community of St. James’s Place, including employees and the advisers, undertake a wide range of fundraising activities throughout the year. A key activity is that around 87% of staff and advisers give a regular monthly gift to the Foundation. Every pound raised is matched by St. James’s Place Plc – with the company donating over £4.7m to the Charitable Foundation through matching in 2020.
The Charitable Foundation’s impact is far reaching and enables long-term positive change for the charities it supports and their beneficiaries:
Over the past 28 years it has granted more than £98 million in grants to charities, with £10 million being awarded in 2020 alone.
It provides funding and support to over 800 charities every year – with 85% of funding going to charities in the UK and 15% overseas.
1.84 million people have been directly supported in ways such as paying for the salary of a youth worker supporting disadvantaged young people – to supporting the build costs of a specialist hydrotherapy pool for children with severe disabilities. A further 5.3 million people have been substantially impacted indirectly through the Foundation’s support.