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


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80,000 Hours

80,000 Hours is a community that encourages people to become effective altruists – people who make helping others a significant part of their lives and try make their help as effective as possible. Its members focus their careers on helping others by campaigning, innovating, becoming professional philanthropists, improving effective organisations, and researching.

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Adessy Associates



Adessy provides tailored Catalyst packages, Consulting and Advisory and Capacity Building services for insividuals and organisations.They engage with clients to (re) calibrate activities, leverage benefits and helps to fuel their vision for the future.

Alive and giving

Alive and giving is a charity comparison and fundraising site that promotes considered charitable giving. The site allows users to search for, compare and donate to registered charities. It uses information from the Charity Comission to provide an undestanding of where the charity works, who it supports and it financial situation. They then provide a link for users to visit the charirty's site in order to donate. 

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Alliance Magazine

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Alliance magazine is the definitive resource for all philanthropy and social investment professionals worldwide. Providing up-to-date news and in-depth analysis of the latest developments in this sector, Alliance is the only magazine of its kind with a global focus.


Benefacto is an online employee volunteering platform which is designed to make it easy for volunteers to get involved, easy for charities to enlist amazing volunteers and make it easy for corporates to engage their workforce in volunteering. They currently work with thirty small charities in London and enlist hundreds of volunteers across multiple city firms.

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Business in The Community

A business-led charity focused on promoting responsible business practice. Its membership of 850 companies help to transform communities by tackling key social and environmental issues and in doing so, transform themselves.

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City Action

City Action, backed by the City of London Corporation, is a free volunteer matchmaking service for businesses based in the Square Mile. It supports City businesses looking to establish or develop employee volunteering programmes through a range of services including a bespoke volunteer matchmaking service with community organisations in the City-fringe boroughs.


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City Funding Network

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Funded by The City Bridge Trust  and part of City Philanthropy: A Wealth of Opportunity, The City Funding Network, (CFN) was launched by The Funding Network in July 2012. The Network aims to provide exciting opportunities for young City professionals to socialise and network around philanthropic opportunities.

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CITY.COMM is the umbrella organisation for the City of London's Third Sector, providing practical support to frontline organisations such as information, training and development advice. It helps organisations work together more effectively, and facilitates their involvement in the City's policy planning.

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