Since 2004 the innocent foundation has been helping the world’s hungry, and is working towards a world with zero hunger by 2030. It does this by finding and funding visionary people and organisations which are tackling hunger in simple, smart and sometimes breakthrough ways.
It’s focused on two ambitious goals:
You can read more about the foundation, and the project it supports here: www.innocentfoundation.org
The innocent foundation is a registered charity which receives the majority of its funding from innocent drinks. In 2018-19 financial year, it received £950,000 from innocent drinks and £1,000 from other donations.
It’s 10% of the profits, after tax, for the whole innocent drinks business/group. You can see the amount they’ve contributed each year on their website.
The Foundation’s Board is made up of seven Trustees who are responsible for making sure the foundation is well run and doing what it was set up to do.
They are Douglas (Innocent CEO), Rich, Adam and Jon (innocent’s original founders), SJ (innocent employee), Christina (a socio-economist with over 20 years’ experience working with charities, businesses and community groups in Latin America, Asia and Europe) and Camilla, who has experience with humanitarian disasters from her time at Oxfam, and with health, as she heads up Amref, alongside being one of our trustees.
The Trustees delegate day-to-day management to the Foundation Director Kate, Foundation Portfolio Manager Ben and Engagement Manager Liv, who are assisted by a team of guardians. The guardians are innocent employees who volunteer their time to work with the foundation’s charity partners and keep other innocent employees updated about the foundation’s work. Since 2004, 127 innocent employees have volunteered as foundation guardians.
You can read about the trustees here.
The foundation has helped over 850,000 hungry people in 39 countries around the world.
Last year (Jul 2018 – June 2019) the foundation spent 7% of its total expenditure on admin/governance costs.
The innocent foundation is an independent registered charity governed by our own board of trustees. For any questions about how it works, speak to one of their trustees, or Kate, Ben and Liv who run the foundation.
The foundation gives grants to charities working all over the world so that they can help the world’s hungry. We have funded over 80 projects across five continents over the last 16 years. To do this in the most effective way, we have detailed funding criteria to help us choose which projects to support. We use measures like the Global Hunger Index, which combines indicators of undernutrition, childhood stunting and child mortality, to help us see where the need is greatest and where we can have the most impact on hungry people. Our projects don’t support governments but they do help hungry people.
The foundation gives grants to charities working all over the world so that we can help the world’s hungry. We have funded over 80 projects in five continents over the years. When we consider funding a new project, we spend a lot of time finding out as much as we can about it to make totally sure that the funds are going to help the most vulnerable people who don’t have enough to eat. Grants are always allocated according to a detailed budget which spells out exactly what the charity we are working with can spend the money on. We are happy to include a portion of administration costs because we believe good charities need to spend money on things like measuring the effectiveness of their work, investing in staff training or in new IT systems to improve efficiency.
The foundation has funded over 80 projects in five continents over the last 16 years so our staff and board of trustees have lots of experience of finding great charity partners who will run their projects well. Before we agree to fund a new project, we spend a lot of time finding out as much as we can about it and getting to know the organisation behind it, including looking into their financial, governance and safeguarding standards. We get regular reports from all our projects, talk to them people running them often and we try to visit as many of them as we can in person to check things are going well.