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Philanthropy

At ActionAid we build long-term relationships with individuals, trusts and foundations, and companies who provide significant funding to help us end poverty.

Our team can provide you with reports; invite you to events with our country programme staff and other supporters; offer you the chance to visit our work; and give you insight into global events and emergencies.

Why work with ActionAid?

Well, the answer isn’t so difficult. At ActionAid, we don’t just do different things, we do things differently. We work in solidarity with poor communities over many years — meaning that the people who are most affected by poverty are telling us what needs to be done and how. 

Together, we can ensure that your gift has the maximum impact and creates sustainable change for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable women and girls. Partnering with ActionAid means you can change lives, for good.

How ActionAid changes lives for good

Samantha Rowe-Beddoe Gregory Nasmyth
Samantha Rowe-Beddoe and Gregory Nasmyth
Inspired to make the biggest possible difference through their philanthropy (gregorynasmyth.com) to ActionAid’s work with women and girls

“We are fortunate enough to be able to make a difference. ActionAid stood out for us as an organisation that stands shoulder to shoulder with women and their families, helping them to understand their rights and the power they have to change their own lives – now and in the future.

This resonated deeply with us and we are really excited to be going on this journey with ActionAid’s philanthropy team. We have found in them a committed and skilled group of individuals who will make sure our philanthropy has a real and long-lasting impact. It has been rewarding and inspiring even in these early days, and we are looking forward to getting more involved!”

Alex Graham
Alex Graham
Has supported ActionAid’s work in Asia for several years

“What I loved about ActionAid from the beginning was that they let me be involved. I said to them, ‘I don’t want to just give you money’, because I wanted to see first-hand what was happening. I’ve been able to come to Myanmar year after year and it’s so incredible to see the way the programme has developed. It’s been the best thing I’ve ever done in my life. It has helped change me and I’m very grateful to ActionAid for letting me be part of it.”

Robert Bruh
Robert Bruh from Medicor Foundation
Supports development projects in poor countries all over the world

“Medicor has found in ActionAid a partner who has the ability and skills enabling them to deliver quality results with their high levels of expertise and excellent relationships with local communities, local leaders and governments.”

How you can help

We’d love to talk to you about how we can ensure your donation makes a real difference to some of the world’s poorest people. Just get in touch with one of our team.

Allan McKinnon

Major Gifts & Partnerships
Allan McKinnon 

allan.mckinnon@actionaid.org
+44 (0) 203 122 0539

Louise Sowden

Trusts & Foundations
Louise Sowden

louise.sowden@actionaid.org
+44 (0) 203 122 0554

Footnotes

Photo credits: Brian Sokol/ActionAid and Greg Funnell/ActionAid