Personal one-to-one guidance on hand to make your giving impactful and tax effective
Let us take the burden of governance and administration
Add to your balance by card, bank transfer, Direct Debit or shares
For those giving £500,000 or more
The Philanthropy Fund is for those who are looking to set up a long-term fund, with a starting gift of £500,000 or more. Our experienced team will work closely with you and your advisors to establish a fund suited to your situation and your preferred way of giving. They can provide clear, considered and personal guidance, and help to develop and implement a strategy for you to achieve your philanthropic goals.
Connect to the causes you love
We gather the information you need to feel confident in your giving decisions. We can identify new recipients from our database and wide-reaching networks, evaluate their impact, or conduct additional research if there are new causes you wish to explore.
Lighten your load
Our team will take care of all the day-to-day administration of your giving. We’ll handle everything from grant-making and communication with recipients, to incoming gifts of cash, shares or property.
Maximize your giving potential
We’ll handle your giving tax-effectively. Including claiming Gift Aid on cash gifts, accepting tax-efficient gifts of property or shares and enabling UK/US dual-qualified giving in partnership with Stewardship America.
Discretion for you and your family
Give with confidence knowing that all recipients are verified against Stewardship’s eligibility criteria. When discretion is required we can also make gifts under a fund name or totally anonymously.
Simplify your own charitable foundation
If the administration and compliance for your existing family charitable foundation is becoming a burden, we can help you to transfer this to a Philanthropy Fund.
Investing your fund
Part of working together can involve the investment of your balance whilst it is in our care. We offer traditional financial investment options, and are willing to consider bespoke portfolios as well as social investment options for Kingdom impact.
We’ve been so grateful for Stewardship's partnership as we have grappled with our own journey of generosity over several years.Anonymous
For those wanting to do some serious thinking about how best to structure their range of giving, Stewardship offer excellent support.John Riches RMW Law LLP
Stewardship is a not-for-profit organisation and our costs are always kept as low as possible. We reinvest any extra income into supporting charitable causes such as church planting and training Christian workers. It’s a joy to partner with you in this Kingdom work.
No account opening fee
Strengthens Christian causes
Optional bespoke services available
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can securely access your account by logging in via this website. You can top up your account and arrange donations, request withdrawals and investments from our pooled investment funds and view statements – all within our online portal. In addition, you can authorise others to manage your account on your behalf.
Yes, Stewardship can accept gifts of shares and property. To enquire about gifting non-cash assets, please contact our team.
Only the main account holder can gift into the Philanthropy Fund account from their sole or joint bank account. If more than one person would like to give into the same Philanthropy Fund, we can make a bespoke arrangement at your request.
You can request donations to UK and overseas churches, Christian charities and secular charities (providing they don’t conflict with our Christian objectives, which can be found here.) You can also support full-time Christian workers who have registered for support from Stewardship. All donations are made at the discretion of our trustees, and are subject to our due diligence checks.
We will ask you to provide Stewardship with an expression of wishes during your lifetime, to guide us in respect of your remaining balance and any legacy you may wish to leave. You can change this expression of wishes as many times as you like. You can name a trusted successor to your account; specify recipients and sums for an immediate or gradual disbursal; or entrust funds to Stewardship for us to give away.
The Philanthropy Fund is one of the most cost-effective ways to manage your charitable giving. We retain a modest fee for our work, which varies according to the specific gift arrangements you wish to have in place, along with any additional account management services you require. Find our about our pricing.
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Start your journey with us
For some, it's a desire to bring about change to our local and global communities. For others, it's a response to God's generosity. Whatever your goal, our first step together is to arrange an initial consultation or visit to discuss your philanthropic needs.
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We handle £70million in net fund balances, of which £43.5million is investments.