Managing and distributing kindness and generosity

We’re a small team with huge experience, offering reassuring, expert guidance to both our donors and the community causes we help. We've been managing the generosity of local people and businesses since 1988.

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How have we been able to do this?

From the very beginning, our team has been embedded in local industry, with founder trustees representing some of the biggest firms in the world and who, at the time, were household names and provided jobs to the majority of our citizens.

Companies like ICI, British Steel, BASF and DuPont, to name but a few, read like a Who’s Who of a time of great wealth and success for our area.

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Times change, as has the business landscape..

The unique way the Foundation is structured means their legacy lives on forever, supporting our local community, now and into the future.

What follows is a story of success and philanthropy, with some of the leading personalities of the time heavy industry was what Teesside was all about.

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Jeff Taylor


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Hugh McGouran

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Emma Read FCA


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