The innocent foundation gives grants to charities working all over the world so that they can help the world’s hungry. We provide funding for four different types of project:
We’ve given food security (previously known as seed funding) grants since the very early days of the foundation back in 2004. 795 million people in go hungry every day, and we provide funding for sustainable agriculture projects which help communities in the developing world grow enough to feed and support themselves. These grants are specifically designed to help our partner charities get new projects off the ground, giving them time to refine their model and prove it works. You can find out how we choose which projects to support here.
Local Food Poverty
At least 4 million in the UK suffer from food poverty, which means that they aren’t able to obtain healthy, nutritious food. They have to eat what they can afford, not what they choose to. Over 1,000,000 people in the UK are now reliant on food aid such as food banks. We want to help. We started making grants to charities working on UK food poverty projects in early 2014. You can find out how we choose which projects to support here.
We are prepared to take risks on great but untested ideas in the hope that we will find new models that over time will become the gold standard to address hunger issues. Our first breakthrough development grant aims to find a better way of treating the 16 million children around the world suffering from severe acute malnutrition. Find out more here.
Emergency Hunger Relief
When major disasters strike, we are ready to respond. Getting food to people quickly in a humanitarian crisis is essential and a donation from the innocent foundation can have a direct and immediate impact for those affected by natural or man-made disasters. We work with Oxfam to support their emergency relief efforts around the world. Since 2014, we've given £400,000 towards 15 emergencies. Find out more about how we do this here.