The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry Gives £2.14m to Charity

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What is The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry?

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry set up a foundation a couple of years ago. Called simply The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, it works with these three young members of the British royal family to help raise money for various charitable causes, including Help for Heroes, the Zoological Society of London and the Army Widows Association. In 2012, The Royal Foundation donated £2.14m to charity. And some people say the royals don’t do enough.

In response to the news about The Royal Foundation donation of £2.14m to British charities, a spokesperson from St James’s Palace said


“The Royal Foundation increased its proactive grant-making work with a number of new grants and a significant increase in programme research and development in is three core areas of activity: Veterans and Military affairs; Disadvantaged Children and Young People; and Conservation and Sustainable Development.”

Pretty darned spectacularly, I’d say.

Administrative Costs of The Royal Foundation

As a former fundraiser for non-profits, I can also say it looks like William, Katherine and Harry know how to make sure a foundation is managed well also as, if you look at the amount of money spent on administrative costs and staff salaries, even though it’s increased to £372,000 in the last year, that money has already been taken care of with a private grant of £500,000 made to specifically cover administrative costs. Good for them.

If you would like to help the royal trio raise money for some extremely worthwhile British charities, you can donate to The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry at the foundation’s website via the ‘Contact Us’ form.

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