October 5, 2023

Grant Highlights: Variety in Giving

Author John Canady, Chief Executive Officer

The variety of charities to which our donor-advised fund (DAF) donors recommend grants is vast. At NPT UK we are proud to support our donors in realising their philanthropic ambitions and to highlight some of the wonderful causes they support.

Here are just three examples of how grants from our DAF donors are supporting positive social change.


Helping families rebuild after a parent dies

A parent of a child under 18 dies every 22 minutes in the UK—around 23,600 people a year. This equates to around 111 children being bereaved of a parent every day. The impact on the grieving children is immeasurable. A grant of $10,000 was made to help families rebuild their lives when a child grieves, to help train professionals in health and social care, education, emergency services and the voluntary and corporate sectors, equipping them to provide the best possible care to bereaved families.


Recovering from domestic abuse

One in four women in the UK will experience some form of domestic abuse during their lives. Sadly, we still need to work towards a world where women have the resources to prevent domestic violence from damaging their futures. NPT UK facilitated a grant of $70,000 to help provide free, women-only counselling and self-development workshops to help women overcome the mental and emotional harm of domestic abuse.


Time-critical medical intervention

People with traumatic injuries may need intervention as quickly as possible after an injury to have the best chance of survival and the best quality of life. In those situations, they need the hospital to come to them. A $30,000 donation to a charity has helped enable medics to be on the scene to provide rapid response care to patients when time is critical.

For more details about how NPT UK can help donors fulfil their philanthropic purpose, please contact us.

About the Author

John Canady, CEO of National Philanthropic Trust UK, has 25 years of experience working across the business, nonprofit and government sectors. He specializes in creating and managing philanthropic funds for donors and family offices around the world who wish to base their philanthropy from the UK.