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Philanthropists

Philanthropists

Here are some stories that celebrate the work of Welsh philanthropists from past to present:

Welsh Philanthropists throughout history

Bridget Bevan

Whose philanthropic endeavours established the Welsh Circulating Schools system that turned Wales into one of the most literate nations in Europe. 

Michael Moritz

Cardiff born Moritz donated  £75m to struggling students at Oxford University. 

 

Community of philanthropists

Here's to the brilliant success of lesser known philanthropy now, the kind that can be found on websites around the world, where people of all ages, races and bank balances are raising funds and pledging:

Pledge Bank 

A site for collaborative giving, where people from all over can contribute to one cause and make it achievable. A creation of mySociety, PledgeBank helps people get things done by getting enough of them together to make something happen.

The Giving Pledge

A moral commitment for the wealthiest individuals and families in America to give the majority of their wealth to philanthropic causes during their lifetime or after their death. So far, 93 of America's richest families and individuals have publicly made this pledge, including Bill and Melinda Gates, designer Diane Von Furstenberg and Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg.

Fund for Wales 

A unique long-term source of charitable funding created by a community of donors whose gifts, of all sizes and from all over the world, enable local people to achieve inspiring things in their communities.

Size of Wales

Bringing everyone in Wales together to help sustain an area of tropical forest the size of Wales as part of a national response to climate change.

 

 

 

 

 


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