The Berkeley Foundation is the independent grant-making foundation established by the Berkeley Group in March 2011. It works in partnership with the voluntary sector and others to help young people in London, Birmingham and the South of England overcome barriers, improve their lives and build a fairer society. It does this primarily by funding high-quality frontline support for marginalised young people.
The Foundation's strategy, which runs from 2018 to 2021, focuses its work on building a society where every young person can thrive. This encompasses four focus areas: A safe place to call home; Access to employment; The skills to succeed; and Health & wellbeing.
Since its launch, the Foundation has committed over £15 million to more than 100 charities and worthy causes. These range from in-depth Strategic Partnerships with programmes like Street Elite and charities like Crisis and The Lord's Taverners, to smaller scale partnerships with the local Designated Charities chosen by staff in our offices and on our sites.
The Foundation's funds come from a variety of sources. To date, Berkeley Group employees have raised an amazing £5 million through fundraising events and Give As You Earn. External donations and support comes from Berkeley's supply chain and consultants. The Berkeley Group provides core funding and pays all the Foundation's overheads, which means that all money raised is spent on charitable activities.
In 2018/19, 65% of Berkeley staff got involved with the Foundation's work.
Please visit the Berkeley Foundation website to find out more.