The Royal Foundation

The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex 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 The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

The Royal Foundation unites people to tackle some of today’s biggest challenges, because when people come together, they can achieve great things.

We focus on projects that meet some simple criteria – they reflect the interests and passions of our Principals and matter to society; they bring about sustainable change; they are innovative; and they work in a way that only The Royal Foundation can make happen. We’re also careful not to duplicate or compete with activities already under way.

If the potential project meets our criteria we research and explore the most effective solutions, scaling when appropriate and ultimately handing the reins over to one of our partners or developing it in a way that makes it self-sustainable. The Invictus Games is one such programme, developed by The Royal Foundation, now successfully growing and run independently.

We support these projects by using our Principals’ convening power to provide a neutral platform where charities and other organisations can work together.

In 2017, we saw the immense power of collaboration between mental health charities. It started with eight partners and grew beyond anything we could have imagined, and is already having a lasting impact on mental health in the UK.

Charities patroned by the Royal Foundation of the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke & Duchess of Sussex