About the St. James’s Place Foundation
A grant-making charity with a difference
Since 1992 we’ve raised over £56 million, supporting hundreds of charities.
Who are we?
Formed in 1992, the St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the St. James’s Place Wealth Management Group. The Charitable Foundation has been supporting those in need and making a positive and lasting difference to people’s lives by awarding grants to charities registered in the UK to assist them in the incredible work they do every day. So far, we have raised and distributed £100 million to thousands of charities. We rely on the St. James’s Place community who support the Charitable Foundation in any way they can. That includes donating from their earnings; currently, over 88% of our Partners and employees regularly donate in this way.
Who do we support?
We aim to make a significant difference to the lives of children and young people. We give grants to charities working for the direct benefit of economically disadvantaged or socially marginalised young people, the physically disabled, or those suffering from a mental condition or life-threatening or degenerative illness.
We are also proud to support hospices in the UK through the Hospice Movement, as well as working with charities supporting people of all ages with cancer.
How do we choose the areas we support?
Since the outset, the Foundation has been keen to support small to medium-sized charities that can benefit substantially from relatively small grants. Hundreds of small charities have benefited as a result.
The focus of the Foundation is on helping children and young people who have special needs or are disadvantaged, and supporting the hospice movement throughout the UK.
Our management committee reviews all applications and with reference to the selection criteria, they will agree which charities we are able to support.
How do we raise funds?
We rely on the St. James’s Place community who support the Foundation in any way they can. That includes donating from their earnings: currently over 88% of our Partners and employees regularly donate in this way.
Fundraising events are also an important part of our income, with everything from running 250km through the Kalahari Desert to golf days being organised by our community to raise funds. What’s more, since 1999, every pound raised by the community has been matched by the company. All the Foundation’s administration costs are also covered, so everything raised goes straight to the charities we support.
About St. James’s Place
St. James’s Place Wealth Management is a leading UK wealth management company. Founded in 1991, St. James’s P
A FTSE 100 company, trusted to look after £151.25bn of client funds. At St James’s Place, we believe passionately that the best service is provided through face-to-face, personal advice.
We are proud of the journey we have been on since we started in 1992. Building on the heritage of the past, we look to embrace the future. This is the same approach we have with clients – helping you to embrace your tomorrow.
Need more information?
If you would like to know more about the St. James’s Place Foundation or wish to apply for funds, please contact the Foundation Office on 01285 87 8037. It is advisable to check the Foundation’s current themes and criteria prior to applying for funding.