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


Filanthropy* - through the looking glass

7:00 pm

Join Filanthropy* for a journey through the looking glass and a chance to celebrate all the wonderful work done so far by the Filanthropy* community. Come along to meet the projects that have been supported and meet other Filanthropists that have helped make that happen.


Looking Glass Cocktail Club
49 Hackney Road
E2 7NX

Better Society Summit: Engaging Millennials

9:00 am

The Better Society Summit brings together experts on the broad issues on corporate responsibility and particularly the next generation - the Millennials.


South Place Hotel
3 South Pl

Christmas Calligraphy Volunteering Event

5:00 pm

Christmas is a joyous and and happy time of year. Unfortunately, there are many around us who face lonliness during this festive season. VOLOMassChallenge and Age UK East London invite you to take part in a skills building volunteering event to help brighten someone's Christmas and let them know they are not alone.


Tobacco Dock
Wapping Lane

Coutts Million Pound Donor Report 2015

Coutts' 2015 Million Pound Donor Report offers invaluable insight into major donations (£1m+). In the UK the number of million pound donations increased by only 2% (298 donations) but the value of these donations increased by 15% to £156bn. The report also found that London is the philanthropy capital of the UK with 192 of the 298 gifts - equating to £1.05bn or two-thirds of the UK's total value.

City crowdfunding evening raises over £15k for charity

The latest City Funding Network event raised nearly £16k for charities in less than half an hour. The evening hosted at The Blind Pig, the basement speak-easy of The Anthropologist, saw three different charities given six minutes each to pitch to a room full of young City professionals for vital funds. Attendees were then given the opportunity to pledge money during a live crowd-funding session which led to a total of £15,868 being raised.

Webinar: Philanthropy's role in disaster relief for the most vulnerable

9:00 pm

Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy host their latest webinar on Philanthropy's role in disaster relief for the most vulnerable. The session will explore why - based on current trends and future predictions - foundations will need to improve upon how they respond to disasters to better meet the needs of vulnerable populations globally. Over the course of the webinar, evidence will be drawn from the latest research which shows the extent of disaster grantmaking, gaps in the type and nature of funding and how to better understand the 'disaster lifecycle'.



Funding Network: Festive Funding Event

6:00 pm

The Funding Network are rounding off 2015 in style with a members-only festive fundraiser with four charities, mince pies, mulled wine and entertainment from the London Youth Choir.

Attendees will hear brief pitches from four hand-picked charities who are looking for financial support and then be given the opportunity to pledge money in a live-crowdfunding round. 

The four charities being supported on the night are:


MacQuarie Bank
28 Ropemaker Street


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