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.

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Foundation grant-making hits record high with families leading the way

Foundation grant-making has increased to a nominal record of £2.7bn according to a new report.

While still falling short of the pre-recession peak of £2.5bn (£2.9bn adjusted), the findings demonstrate foundations’ ongoing commitment to delivering social good despite fluctuations in voluntary (-19%) and overall (-2%) income levels. Though the £185m increase in giving by The Wellcome Foundation gave a rosy bloom to the overall figure, even discounting it there was a healthy 6% growth in grant spending. 61% of foundations saw a real increase in grantmaking,

City triathletes on course to raise more than £190k to transform lives of disadvantaged youth

More than 500 athletes from across the private equity sector and the City have made the third Impetus-PEF Private Equity Triathlon their most successful event yet, already more than halfway towards beating last year’s fundraising  total of £190,000 to help transform the lives of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The athletes battled it out over five different races at the 2012 Olympic venue of Eton Dorney on Saturday (September 17th).

Nominate a City hero for the Extra Mile Awards

Do you know a City hero who goes the 'extra mile' to make the world a better place? The City’s trade newspaper Financial News is looking to celebrate them through the Extra Mile awards.


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