About us

The Wolfson Foundation is an independent charity that awards grants to support and promote excellence in the fields of science, health, education and the arts & humanities. Our funds are generated through an endowment. We have awarded over £900 million in grants since our establishment (£1.9 billion in real terms), supporting over 11,000 projects across the UK, all on the basis of expert peer review.

The Foundation is made up of twelve trustees, a small staff team in our London office and a wider network of advisors and reviewers.

Established in 1955, the Wolfson Foundation celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2015.

The pages in this section provide more information about who we are and what we do.