Education, Mental Health Environmental & Conservation

The foundation was started in 2010 with a substantial donation from the Danson Family.

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We are

The Danson Foundation is a modern and innovative grant-making organisation which supports the four pillars of education, mental health, the environment and conservation by funding projects in the UK and abroad.

We believe

We believe these pillars form the foundations of a person’s future and by focusing on these initiatives we aim to help improve life quality.

We provide

Through individual grants and long-term partnerships, we provide financing, know-how and access to our networks and resources.

About Us

  • We seek people who are using innovative models for philanthropy and funding (this may be new financial models or ways of thinking).

  • We are interested in working with organisations where the results are tangible and our support will have a direct impact on its beneficiaries.

  • We want to build interactive partnerships with the aforementioned organisations and people.

  • We believe in maximising the impact of any investment and strive to find ways to match and multiply funding through other sources.

  • We continually evaluate our projects and believe measuring our impact will help us understand and improve future investment.

  • We look to work with partners who have found solid methods of sustaining all funding moving forward.

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Individual Grants Programme

The Danson Foundation awards individual grants to registered charities working in and around one or more of the foundation's key pillars (education, mental health, the environment and conservation). We strive to support organisations where our grants will provide a concrete result for the beneficiaries and we can measure the impact of the project’s success.

Long-term Partnerships

We are looking to build new long-term partnerships with registered charities working within education and/or the mental health and wellbeing sectors. We try to create strong, interactive partnerships by providing financial support and access to our resources and networks.