About Our Foundation
“Through our Foundation we intend to bring a spotlight to bear on some key challenges facing society today at home and abroad, and to lend whatever support we can to those individuals and organisations leading the fight to confront and overcome these challenges.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry
The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry was legally established by The Princes in September 2009 and became fully operational in 2011. Along with The Duchess of Cambridge who is now officially a Patron, they intend to use the Foundation as the main vehicle for their philanthropic activities.
The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry is the Patrons’ primary charitable vehicle, and hopes to become a leading philanthropic investor, effectively using its time and resources to create lasting change in targeted areas and geographies, based on need and on the interests of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. The Foundation will seek to invest in, or partner with, organisations with proven impact, using its profile and leverage to create a multiplier effect in resources, outcomes and knowledge.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will also aim to use their Foundation to respond to other needs and opportunities although at this point the Foundation is unable to accept unsolicited requests for support.
The Trustees of The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry each undertake a balance of responsibilities divided between strategic direction, governance, oversight and fund-raising. The Trustees meet at least quarterly on a formal basis and they are accountable in law for the work of the Foundation.
The Executive Team is responsible for the leadership, strategy and execution of the organisational priorities. They are supported by a small administrative team.
Nicholas Booth, Esq. – Chief Executive Officer
Miss Victoria Hornby – Director of Grants and Evaluation
Miss Sian Williams – Development Manager
The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry is a Registered Charity No. 1132048 and a Company limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales Company No. 07033553. A copy of the 2011 statutory accounts, together with the Trustees’ and Auditor’s report is available to download below.