Our supporters

Donors are an essential part of our venture philanthropy model, which combines management support, pro bono expertise and funding to ensure the charities and social enterprises we work with deliver more efficient outcomes to children and young people in the UK.

We have a range of supporters* who, regardless of their sector, they all come together to enable us to achieve massive impact because they believe in our vision.


We could not possibly achieve all that we do without the steadfast support of our many donors. These are people who share with us the optimism that we can support young people in need to make a fair start in life, and the passionate belief that we must do all that we can to reach more lives.

Andrew Sibbald
Andrew Sillitoe
Anne Wade and Gil Hagan
Bjorn Saven
Carl Parker
Charlie Green
David Lewin
David Currie
Doug and Audrey Miller
Dwight and Kirsten Poler
Hanneke Smits
Ian Armitage and Johanna Cunningham
Janet Brooks
Jenni Bowley
Jennifer and Michael Whitman
Joseph Schull
Johannes Huth
Karl Peterson
Kevin Reynolds
Laurent Haziza
Louis G. Elson
Lionel Assant
Marc Boughton and Siobhan Boughton
Nat and Rebecca Sloane
Nic and Jenny Humphries
Nick and Cate Archer
Nikos Stathopoulos
Ruth McIntosh
Stephen and Gitte Dawson
Steve and Heather Tudge
Tim and Jennifer Raffle
Simon Chadwick

Corporate supporters

Businesses across the UK support Impetus – The Private Equity Foundation and watch the multiplying effect of their giving and engage with our model to produce big impact.

Adams Street Partners
Apax Partners
Bank of America Charitable Foundation
Bain Capital Private Equity (Europe)
BC Partners
Capstone Foster Care
Centerbridge Foundation
CVC Capital Partners
HgCapital LLP
Jamieson Corporate Finance
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
Sousou Partners
Terra Firma Capital Partners
TPG Europe LLP
Warburg Pincus International LLC

Grantmaking trusts and foundations

We are always delighted when other grantmaking organisations choose to partner with us to support our charities and our portfolio. Grantmaking trusts and foundations with whom we are working include:

Four Acre Trust
Lancashire Foundation
Schroder Foundation
The Stone Family Foundation
Tuixen Foundation

We are also supported by a number of government departments and agencies.

We are proudly supported by Level 20, a non-profit formed by a group of 12 senior women, including Impetus-PEF trustee Hanneke Smits, to boost the number of women in European private equity.

“The founders of Level 20 have supported fundraising at three of our dinners and also the recent Triathlon.  Theirs is a collaborative initiative across the Private Equity industry to address the lack of women at senior levels; given Impetus-PEF’s origins, we are thrilled they have chosen to continue to support us by creating awareness, contributing skills and funds.  This will benefit our underlying programs and will help to continue to transform young lives.” Julia Grant, former Chief Executive Officer, Impetus-PEF

*Some of our donors wish to remain anonymous.

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If you would like to become a supporter, please contact:

Alicia Tompsett
Philanthropy Assistant
020 34741002

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