FIL International Foundations

When we invest in an organisation, we consider it a partnership. If we can help that organisation become more self-sufficient, we feel we’ve achieved something.


Edward C. Johnson III, Founder Chairman

Who are we?

The Fidelity UK Foundation is a UK registered charity established in 1988. The Fidelity International Foundation, established in 1992 is based in Bermuda. The objective of both Foundations is to strengthen the long-term effectiveness of charitable organisations.

What do we do?

Taking an investment approach to grant making, we fund strong charities where we feel we can add lasting, measurable value. We seek to support strategic initiatives that enable charities to build the organisational capabilities they need to enhance the services they provide to a wider range of beneficiaries and achieve improved long-term sustainability.

In considering each proposal, we carefully examine each aspect of an organisation's project idea, management team and financial situation before committing our resources, in order to ensure that a grant can achieve tangible results. To learn more about the way in which proposals are evaluated and to assess whether your organisation and funding need fall within the Foundation's grant-making criteria, please read the Guidelines.

Where do we do it?

The Fidelity UK Foundation makes grants to charities serving beneficiaries in the United Kingdom, primarily in London, Kent and Surrey, although applications are also considered from elsewhere in the UK, where the organisation is nationally-recognised as a centre of excellence.

The Fidelity International Foundation makes grants to not-for-profit organisations located in a country where Fidelity International has business operations and which serve beneficiaries in Continental Europe, Australia, Bermuda, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan.

More Information

If, after reviewing the guidelines, you believe that your funding request is likely to meet the Foundation's grant-making criteria, please refer to the How To Apply section to understand the next steps in the application procedure and details of the information you will need to provide. Since the Foundation receives many more requests for funding than it is able to meet, we regret that not all applications that fall within our guidelines will receive grants.