Research

Explore our annual Foundation Giving Trends and policy research reports.

 

Foundation Giving Trends reports

Key facts and figures on giving, income and assets in the top 300 UK independent charitable foundations.

 

 

 

Foundation Giving Trends 2021

December 2021

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The top 300 foundations by giving can be explored by downloading this Excel table.

We have also produced a video presentation exploring key findings from the report. The video features report authors Dr Cat Walker and Dr Cathy Pharoah and is chaired by Richard Hebditch, ACF's director of external affairs. Watch it now on YouTube.

   

Foundation Giving Trends update 2020

October 2021

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Foundation Giving Trends 2019

October 2019

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Foundation Giving Trends 2018

October 2018

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Foundation Giving Trends 2017

September 2017

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Foundation Giving Trends 2016

September 2016

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Family Foundation Giving Trends 2015

September 2015

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Foundation Giving Trends 2015

September 2015

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Foundation Giving Trends 2014

May 2014

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Family Foundation Giving Trends 2014 

June 2014

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 Research reports

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funder Commitment on Climate Change

Year 1 report

April 2021 

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Rising to the Challenge

Charitable foundations' responses to to Coronavirus and their forecast for the future

April 2021 

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SORP
  Survey of Charitable Funders’ Views of Accounts prepared under the Charities SORP

  December 2020

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The Awareness and Effectiveness of Charity Trustees in Grant-making in England and Wales

Research and analysis of grant-making foundation trustees’ perceptions of their role and responsibilities as trustees.

June 2018

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Intentional investing

Whether and how to develop a charity's investment strategy with its values and aims in mind.

May 2015

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Engagement in the social investment market

This research is the result of informed contributions from a wide number of people involved in trusts and foundations and social investment.

 October 2013

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For Good And Not For Keeps

How long-term charity investors approach spending on their charitable aims.

February 2013

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