Charitable giving & philanthropy

A crucial element of fundraising for not-for-profit organizations (Nfps) is the ability to raise tax-efficient financial support from individual and corporate supporters. As one of the leading firms in Nfp law, our team can advise on the spectrum of issues surrounding structured giving, both nationally and internationally, such as:

  • Free will schemes
  • Establishment of charitable foundations
  • Tax-efficient funding of charitable projects across national borders
  • Structuring the philanthropic activities of companies and other institutions.


Recent work

  • Setting up dual qualified US/UK charitable structures for clients including foreign and UK charitable entities such as the RNLI & NSPCC.
  • Establishing English ‘friends of' charities for non-English charities including the Australian National University (enabling UK residents to support foreign charities).
  • Advising Princeton University on the establishment of a structure which will enable US citizens who are also UK taxpayers to support Princeton in a tax efficient manner.
  • Advising Yale and Columbia Universities on the operation of their existing dual qualified charitable structures.
  • Advising Geneva Global, an international body promoting prosperity for the world's poor by bringing investors into contact with key life-changing aid programmes, on various issues.

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