The Berkeley Foundation

The Berkeley Foundation is the independent charitable foundation set up by the Berkeley Group. We have committed over £23 million to more than 100 charities and organisations that we partner with to help young people overcome barriers, improve their lives and build a fairer society.

We work in close partnership with the Berkeley Group, and the company provides the majority of our funding. Staff from across Berkeley do a fantastic job of raising money through fundraising events and Give As You Earn, and the company matches everything that's raised for our charity partners pound for pound. This partnership also provides us with access to a wide range of assets and opportunities, from staff volunteers, to work placements for the young people on our programmes.

This film shows some of the work we do, alongside our many partners.

Working together to build a resilient community

Read the Berkeley Foundation Annual Review 2020 to see the impact our programmes and partnerships have had on young people in our communities.

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COVID-19: Still Standing with the sector

The Berkeley Foundation is proud to support our partner charities.

We know these are difficult times for many of you, and we want to reassure you of our support and understanding during this time of uncertainty. We have put our name to the updated joint funders' statement co-ordinated by London Funders, to reiterate our commitment to working with you.

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Street Elite Case Study

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SPEAR - the story of a successful partnership

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A Very Strategic Ultramarathon

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Strategic Priorities


We believe in the power of long-term funding. Wherever possible, we work with organisations for three years or more. This helps build trust, and provides our partners with stability and consistency.

Adding Value

We use our skills, expertise, resources and networks to create development opportunities for our partners and their beneficiaries. Our partnership with Berkeley Group provides us with access to a wide range of assets and opportunities.

Learning & Sharing

We strive to be a learning organisation. This means working with our partners to measure the impact of our funding; commission new research when needed; and taking every opportunity to learn from and listen to the people and organisations we support.


"Crisis and the Berkeley Foundation have worked in partnership for several years. The partnership continues to be a huge success, and makes a genuine impact on homelessness in Great Britain."

Jon Sparkes, Chief Executive, Crisis