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

Press coverage


  Director of City Philanthropy Cheryl Chapman radio interview for Voice of Islam - Drive Time. Featured 1 hour and 35 minutes into the podcast. https://soundcloud.com/voislam/drive-time-podcast-23012017          

     Why giving to charity is the height of fashion, by Marion Dakers for TheTelegraph, 2016

     Powershift marks a new change of philanthropy by Cheryl Chapman for City AM 'Giving' edition December 2016

      Despite darker days the City still has a heart by Stephen Cotterill for Financial News - 5 December, 2016

Director of City Philanthropy Cheryl Chapman interviewed by Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF) about philanthropy in London. Listen here

 The City's philanthropic heritage is a powerful draw for value-led millennials by The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor of London, Alderman the Lord Mountevans - 6 June, 2016

 Embrace, engage and encourage: THE GENEROUS GENERATION by Cheryl Chapman – 17 December, 2015

 City A.M.’s annual celebration of giving with contributions from Cheryl Chapman - 17 December, 2015

Charitable giving in London: 500 years of innovation by Dr Cat Walker -17 December, 2015

 Ahead of Giving Tuesday, what 'game theatre' show The Money tells us about philanthropy - by Cheryl Chapman writes in Spears Magazine - November 25, 2015

Charities need to attract 'millennials' to their boards - November 3, 2015

 Why trustees week is obsolete - November 4, 2015

Charities need to attract 'millennials' to their boards - November 3, 2015 

£5.6bn is given every yeay by Londoners to charities: An interview with City Philanthropy Director Cheryl Chapman - November 2, 2015

London gives £5.5bn a year to charity, report reveals - Civil Society News November 2, 2015

 London gives £5.6bn a year in cash to charities - UK Fundraising November 2, 2015

 City charity donations drop as groups prefer to offer services - Financial Times November 2, 2015

 London donating £5.6bn a year to good causes - study - November 2, 2015

How the UK is a world leader in philanthropy -  Cheryl Chapman writes in Spear's magazine - October 21, 2015

'Less arrogance': How women are changing the face of philanthropy - Cheryl Chapman writes in The Telegraph - September 23, 2015

Millennials take the volunteering lead - More to Give report featured by City Action - July 29, 2015

 Giving is a given for London's millennial workers - Cheryl Chapman writes in Spear's Magazine - July 29, 2015

Strong desire among Londoners under-35 to give more money and time to charity, says City Philanthropy report - July 29, 2015

 Young London professionals keen to give more to voluntary sector - July 29, 2015

 London workers would give more if given more information about impact, says report - More to Give report featured in Third Sector - July 29, 2015


London's Super-rich: Ross Clarke argues it's time to give, and be seen to give, a bit more - Cheryl Chapman contributes - June 5, 2015

Football's coming home! - Chery Chapman blogs for London Funders - June 3, 2015


 Why young professionals are forging deeper connections with charitable causes - Cheryl Chapman interview on April 15, 2015

Giving it your all - Inspired 50 philanthropy network featured in March Issue of Canary Wharf Magazine

 Quicker up the philanthropy curve - Cheryl Chapman writes for Alliance Magazine on March 12, 2015

 Should you teach philanthropy to your millennials? - Cheryl Chapman and our DonorWISE course featured in HR Magazine on March 10, 2015

  DonorWISE course promises to get the best out of young philanthropists - Cheryl Chapman writes in Spear's Magazine on February 18, 2015

 “Philanthropy is like sex – every generation thinks they discovered it” - Cheryl Chapman writes in City AM on December 18, 2014

 Cheryl Chapman featured in Cause 4's Blog on September 8, 2014: Reinventing "Philanthropy"

 Cheryl Chapman writes in The Guardian on September 1, 2014: Philanthropy: reclaiming the 'P-word' for a modern world

 Cheryl Chapman writes in The Guardian on July 11, 2014: Why you don't have to have wealth to be a philanthropist

Square Mile is still a safe haven - Tracey Boles, City Editor, March 31, 2013

Cheryl Chapman writes in Square Mile on January 24, 2013: Crowd-funding Changing the Face of Charity Finance in the City

 Cheryl Chapman writes in City A.M. on December 21, 2012: Putting Philanthropy at the top of the City's agenda

Lord Mayor David Wootton writes in New Statesman, August 17th, 2012: Will the City take any lessons from the Games?


   Young philanthropists in the City aim to shake off “bloodsucker” image - Ross Lydall  May 1, 2013

City of London Corporation is helping young philanthropists and their causes by recruiting a philanthropy manager to turn London into a global centre for philanthropy to rival NY.