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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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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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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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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Companygiving.org.uk is an excellent tool for researching potential corporate partnerships, especially when narrowing down by causes supported and location. Companygiving.org.uk saves you valuable research time in targeting your fundraising efforts effectively. It helps to improve your fundraising success by instantly pinpointing the companies sympathetic to your cause and providing all the information you need to make strong approaches for corporate partnership.

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Encore Futures

Encore Futures facilitates strategic level, high impact volunteer projects in charities for experienced professionals who are looking for a new challenge. Introductory workshops for individuals to explore how their skills and experience can make a difference through their next stage of life are also available. Encore Futures’ approach focuses on understanding motivations, supporting transitions and building reciprocal relationships in order to achieve meaningful social impact for both charity and the individual.

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Impetus - The Private Equity Foundation

Impetus-The Private Equity Foundation (Impetus PEF), the pioneer of venture philanthropy in the UK, has a long history encouraging executive volunteers - or "Executeers" - to donate their "day job" skills to ambitious charities and social enterprises. Last year alone, such experts donated more than £2.8m worth of skills to Impetus and the 23 organisations in our portfolio. By giving what you're good at you can have a bigger impact on the charities you choose to help.

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Institute for Philanthropy

Established in 2000, the Institute for Philanthropy is one of the world's leading organisations providing education and thought leadership in strategic philanthropy. With offices in London and New York, it works closely with a global network of leaders in the philanthropic sector, including wealthy individuals and families engaged in philanthropy, analysts and researchers, private companies, trusts, foundations and schools.

The Institute runs workshops for aspiring philanthropists 


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