Our Approach

The EQ Foundation is a registered charitable institution that receives funding from the EQ Investors Group and other related parties. Our prime objective is to reduce the cost of raising funds for organisations that can demonstrate they are achieving above average impact.

We can provide support in the following ways:

Strategic advice to charities

We can assist small charities and social enterprises in evolving their strategy and sourcing support services.

Advice to donors

We can help donors to refine their strategies. The principles we approach are encapsulated in the guide: Giving is Great.

Impact investing

We invest in social enterprises that are seeking to generate both financial and social returns.

Grant making

We make a small number of multi-year grants to institutions, see examples here

Finding the best charities

Giving is Great

Finding good charities is really difficult. This free guide produced by EQ Investors sets out some of the pitfalls, with handy tips on what to look out for.

One way to fasttrack the search process is to look at charities that have passed the selection criteria set by top grant makers like the Big Lottery, Comic Relief and Esmee Fairbairn.

We’ve gathered data from the UK Charities Commission covering all registered charities and 360 Giving for details of major donations (usually £10,000 or more) to allow you to see who is being supported and by whom. You can tailor your search based on the number of different donors they have attracted and by their size

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