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

  • 40th Anniversary

40 Years: The Rank Foundation Leadership Award

3rd Dec 2018|Comments Off on 40 Years: The Rank Foundation Leadership Award

On Friday 23rd November, The Rank Foundation celebrated 40 Years of the School Leadership Award, as well as the 15th Anniversary of The Rank Fellowship. A celebratory dinner was [...]

  • Plymouth RISE

The Rank Foundation reaches Plymouth

30th Oct 2018|Comments Off on The Rank Foundation reaches Plymouth

The Rank Foundation is embarking on a £1.5m investment in the city of Plymouth. Known as Britain’s Ocean City, Plymouth is home to 260,000 residents in addition to [...]

  • Jesse at Maundy Relief

Community Action Placements 2018

14th Aug 2018|Comments Off on Community Action Placements 2018

We are now mid-way through our annual period of Community Action Placements, hosted by organisations known to, and funded by, The Rank Foundation. Our School Leadership Award Holders are [...]