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Gatsby Charitable Foundation

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The Gatsby Charitable Foundation is an endowed grant-making trust, based in London, founded by David Sainsbury in 1967. The organization is one of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts, set up to provide funding for charitable causes. Although the organization is permitted in its Trust Deed to make general grants within this broad area, its activities have been restricted to a limited number of fields. The fields are listed below, however, these categories are likely to change occasionally.

  • Science and Engineering Education
  • Plant science
  • Neuroscience
  • Poverty alleviation in Africa
  • The Arts
  • Public policy

Amongst its activities, the Gatsby Charitable Foundation funds the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit[1] and Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour[2] at University College London, the Sainsbury Management Fellowships, the Institute for Government based in Carlton House Terrace, and the Sainsbury Laboratory. It has long funded the Center for Mental Health but is mostly withdrawing that funding in 2010. More recently, the foundation has become a co-sponsor of the University Technical Colleges program, in conjunction with the Baker Dearing Trust.[3]

According to the OECD, the Gatsby Charitable Foundation's financing for 2019 development increased by 40% to US$18.9 million.[4]


  1. ^ "Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit". Gatsby.ucl.ac.uk. Retrieved 2012-10-17.
  2. ^ "Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour | Neuroscience | Gatsby". www.gatsby.org.uk. Retrieved 2022-01-31.
  3. ^ "University Technical Colleges". Utcolleges.org. 2012-10-09. Archived from the original on 2012-06-19. Retrieved 2012-10-17.
  4. ^ "Gatsby Charitable Foundation | Development Co-operation Profiles – Gatsby Charitable Foundation | OECD iLibrary".

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