The Gatsby Charitable Foundation

The Gatsby Charitable Foundation is a Charitable Trust set up by David Sainsbury in 1967.

What We Seek to Achieve

  • We focus on a limited number of charitable areas
  • We are proactive in putting together projects to achieve our aims
  • We are enthusiastic about supporting innovation

How We Work

  • We are analytical as we believe it is important to understand the opportunities and problems we tackle
  • We take a long-term view as we do not think much can be achieved by one-off three-year projects
  • We aim to maximise the impact of our funds, and we are, therefore, always enthusiastic to form partnerships with other organisations who share our goals

The main areas we cover are economic development in Africa, science and engineering education, plant science, neuroscience, and the Arts.

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