About us

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation aims to improve the quality of life for people and communities throughout the UK both now and in the future. We do this by funding the charitable work of organisations with the ideas and ability to achieve positive change. 

The Foundation is one of the largest independent grant-makers in the UK.  We make grants in the region of £35 million annually towards a wide range of work within the arts, children and young people, the environment and social change. We also make up to £35 million in social investments in organisations that aim to deliver both a financial return and a social benefit.