How we work


We believes that philanthropy should involve an element of risk.

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The English Family Foundation believes that philanthropy should involve an element of risk and we are passionate about driving transformational change in our world through supportive partnerships with social enterprise changemakers and the organisations behind them.

We are dedicated to supporting both ambitious social entrepreneurs that have the vision and drive to tackle entrenched social issues and to developing a thriving ecosystem to enable these social enterprises to achieve their social impact goals.

To achieve this we have adopted an “engaged philanthropy” strategy, which recognises our core belief in the role of philanthropy to go beyond only grantmaking to use all of our skills and tools for the benefit of our partners.

How we work

Our Approach

Seeking to develop strong relationships built on trust and integrity.