Group    From 1954 

Beaverbrook Foundation

Categories: Philanthropy

Charity founded by Lord Beaverbrook. It gives financial support to many good causes. It is also the home of the Beaverbrook Library, which contains an important archive of private papers, and many political cartoons.

From the website: "Initially comprising the First and Second Beaverbrook Foundations set up in 1954, the two were brought together as one charity in 1974 and the current Beaverbrook Foundation was established as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) in 2013.

"The Beaverbrook Foundation supports a variety of causes primarily in the United Kingdom, including preserving heritage buildings and supporting charitable appeals. Three lifeboats have been given to the RNLI, and over 870 separate charitable bodies have received grants over the last 60 years.

"Envisioned as part of the legacy of Lord Beaverbrook and in a custodial capacity for his extensive collection of political papers, documents, books, art and political cartoons, the Foundation now provides a source of information on political history and support for selected registered charities."

Address in 2024: 19 Crown Passage SW1.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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