In the UK there is no specific legal form for foundations required by law. The terms trust and foundation are used interchangeably to describe charities with private, independent and sustainable income that fulfil their charitable goals mainly by funding and supporting other organisations and individuals.
United Kingdom’s philanthropy profile
Pool of assets
United Kingdom’s foundations
More on the sector:The Association of Charitable Foundations
Aga Khan Foundation Anglo American Foundation Arcadia Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) Barrow Cadbury Trust Carnegie UK Trust Charities Aid Foundation Children's Investment Fund Foundation City Bridge Foundation Clean Air Fund Concern Worldwide Doc Society European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Fidelity UK Foundation Global Dialogue International Rescue Committee Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Lloyd’s Register Foundation Mercy Corps Europe Montessori Group National Museum Wales NILO Foundation Paul Hamlyn Foundation Practical Action Sightsavers The END Fund The Ethos Foundation The Indigo Trust The National Lottery Community Fund The Partnering Initiative Wellcome Trust