Established in 1992, the Charitable Foundation is the sixth largest corporate Foundation in the UK. It has four core funding themes:
- Helping children and young people who have a physical or learning disability or are disadvantaged
- Cancer support charities
- Mental Health
The Charitable Foundation has a focus on supporting smaller grassroots charities through a range of grant programmes enabling positive and lasting change to the beneficiaries of those organisations it supports. The community of St. James’s Place, including employees and the advisers, undertake a wide range of fundraising activities throughout the year. A key activity is that around 87% of staff and advisers give a regular monthly gift to the Foundation. Every pound raised is matched by St. James’s Place Plc. The community of St. James’s Place are also encouraged to give their time and skills to charities in their local areas, providing over 14,333 hours in 2019.