Philanthropy Impact

Inspiring philanthropy and social investment across borders, sectors and causes

Organisations

Organisations

Here you will find a list of Philanthropy Impact members (denoted by background colours) as well as resource organisations/umbrella bodies, for example EVPA (with clear backgrounds).

BRAC UK
Organisation

Founded in Bangladesh and now working in eleven countries, we are by some measures the largest non-governmental organisation in the world, an innovator in poverty eradication and a social enterprise offering sustainable pathways out of poverty. Demonstrating the power of a holistic, community-based approach and best known for the scale of our programmes we have created opportunities for 135 million people, mostly women, to create lasting change.

Poor communities are crucial actors and change makers in development and not passive recipients of aid. Working together we design programmes that promote social inclusion through microfinance, education, healthcare, agriculture, livelihood support, legal aid services, community empowerment and profit making social enterprises which feedback into development and take a triple bottom line approach.

BRAC UK works as part of the international BRAC family to raise awareness and funds for our low cost, high impact approach. Developing partnerships in Europe with non-governmental organisations, academics, research institutes, the private sector and governments.

Organisation details
Contact details for this organisation
Contact name:
Lewis Temple
Address:

London office:
19 Wootton Street
London
N16 7DL

Telephone:
0203 434 3071
Cancer Research UK
Organisation
The UK's leading cancer charity
Fondazione Lang Italia
Organisation
Fondazione Lang Italia was born in 2011 with the belief that the quality of life of future generations in Italy depends on the development of Strategic Philanthropy processes in order to maximize the effectiveness of philanthropy and social investing. 
 
Its mission is to spread the use of tools of Strategic Philanthropy by providing companies, organizations and privates with:
  • Advisory services
  • Educational activities
  • Roundtables and events for discussion & confrontation
The Foundation works in synergy with Centro Studi Lang to explore the most advanced themes of the social sector and develop an effective application in the field.
 
FoodCycle
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FoodCycle is a charity aiming to reduce food poverty & social isolation, whilst building stronger, more resilient communities by combining volunteers, surplus food and spare kitchen spaces to create healthy, tasty meals for vulnerable people in communities. Not a food bank or a soup kitchen: we are a network of projects, thinking that food poverty & food waste should not coexist.
Leonard Cheshire Disability
Organisation
Leonard Cheshire Disability is a leading disability and development agency, working to support the inclusion of people with disabilities through access to inclusive education, training and livelihoods and global advocacy. We work with our Global Alliance, partner organisations and governments around the world to in order deliver sustainable programmes that enrich the lives of people.
Macmillan Cancer Support
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Macmillan Cancer Support provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Sightsavers
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Sightsavers works to combat blindness in developing countries, restoring sight through specialist treatment and eye care. They also support people who are irreversibly blind by providing education, counselling and training.
Special Olympics
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Special Olympics transforms lives through the power of sports.
William Harvey Research Foundation
Organisation

William Harvey Research addresses areas of unmet need in pharmacology and the life sciences, with a focus on early-stage research in cardiovascular disease, endocrine disorders, genomics and inflammation.

We exist because funding is limited for early-stage research: very few charities focus on this.  Our research addresses many targets (for common and for rare diseases) where there is at present little or no effective treatment.

Statistics that put our research in perspective include the following: 60% of people over 65 in the UK suffer from heart disease; over 6000 patients are waiting to receive organ transplants, and these usually last on 10-15 years; 350,000 children’s lives are debilitated through heart conditions.

Innovative research at WHR is focussed on the advancement of knowledge and the development of new treatments, with the aim of improving these statistics. 

Our focus on early-stage, pioneering research is performed at world-leading pharmacology centre, the William Harvey Research Institute.  We advance medical knowledge, increase success in clinical trials, and create the potential for new treatments.

WHR’s robust financial model ensures 100% of all donations are used entirely to support research.

William Harvey Research comprises the William Harvey Research Foundation (the charitable arm), William Harvey Research Institute, and William Harvey Research Limited.

Organisation details
Contact details for this organisation
Contact name:
Kuki Taylor, Development Manager