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.