Our aim is to improve the lives of people and their communities, across the UK. We look to do this by encouraging and developing leadership and promoting enterprise and innovation.

The Rank Foundation supports a number of small and major programmes across the UK. In the majority of cases, these programmes are funded through our proactive, research driven activities. 

Engaged Philanthropy

The Rank Foundation operates a model of engaged philanthropy, combining intellectual, social and financial capital in order to maximise impact, whilst leveraging additional funding and support:

  • Financial Capital: flexible funding, long term support
  • Intellectual Capital: sharing good practice, bursaries, education & training
  • Social Capital: networking through RankNet and our Fellowship

Our experience suggests that by concentrating funding, knowledge and expertise in a very focused way, promoting stronger partnerships and increased collaboration, helps to ‘add value’ where the outcome is greater than the sum of each part.

The Rank Foundation in numbers

Organisations funded in 10 years
funded Place-Based organisations
School Leadership Award Fellows
Time to Shine Interns

Recent News

Christmas e-Card Competition 2019

25th Nov 2019|Comments Off on Christmas e-Card Competition 2019

With just one month to go before Christmas, The Rank Foundation is encouraging lots of festive cheer! Are you in the Rank Network? Are you a creative character? Work [...]

Rank Conference 2019: Valuing Place

23rd Oct 2019|Comments Off on Rank Conference 2019: Valuing Place

On October 9th-10th, The Rank Foundation hosted the annual conference at the fantastic Queens Hotel in Leeds. Every year the Foundation brings together beneficiary organisations, Time to Shine Leaders, [...]

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CAP: Molly and Sophia

9th Aug 2019|Comments Off on CAP: Molly and Sophia

We are part way through the period of Community Action Placements, hosted by organisations known to, and funded by The Rank Foundation. Our School Leadership Award Holders are required to do [...]