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

Handling Covid19 – Social Enterprise Academy

14th Aug 2020|0 Comments

This week we are shining the spotlight on Social Enterprise Academy, a Scotland-based charity who provides transformational learning and development programmes for people and organisations working for social change. [...]

Handling Covid19 – Caritas Anchor House

30th Jul 2020|0 Comments

This week, we are shining the spotlight on Caritas Anchor House, a charity based in East London. Caritas Anchor House is a homelessness charity providing accommodation and life-skills support [...]

Resilience Fund: HARV and disAbility Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

10th Jul 2020|Comments Off on Resilience Fund: HARV and disAbility Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

On 3rd April 2020 The Rank Foundation launched the Resilience Fund in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Applications are open to all RankNet members, and the fund has been [...]