Welcome to The Rank Foundation

The Rank Foundation is a philanthropic organisation and the charitable legacy of Joseph Arthur Rank (1888-1972). 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 Foundation operates a model of engaged philanthropy, combining intellectual, social and financial capital. Our experience suggests that by promoting stronger partnerships and concentrating funding, knowledge and expertise in a very focused way; The Foundation can maximise impact across the UK.
To achieve this we introduced our membership platform RankNet, which currently has over 1500 members. Our funding and grant programmes are by application only via the RankNet platform. Organisations who are not members are able to apply for Pebble Grants.

Our Impact