Back to All Success Stories

Growing giving with the Aviva Foundation

Growing giving with the Aviva Foundation


Background

The Aviva Foundation is focused on helping people become more financially secure. With millions across the UK struggling and worried about money, its aim is to help people and communities feel in control and positive about their financial futures.

It does this by funding charitable, non-profit and social enterprises that aim to improve people’s financial resilience - their ability to cope with money problems.

Charities Trust has proudly partnered with the Aviva Foundation since its launch in 2018. 


Administering a winning Foundation 

The Aviva Foundation is administered by Charities Trust as a Donor Advised Fund.  The Foundation’s funds come from unclaimed assets on Aviva’s shareholder registry - shares and dividends where no owner can be found. Rather than allowing that money to sit idle, the Foundation uses it, along with other donations, for public benefit in line with its stated aims.

Charities Trust is responsible for due diligence, holding and distributing funds to partner organisations as well as overall governance and reporting.

In 2022, the Foundation distributed over £750,000 to 19 organisations focused on a broad range of activities directly supporting individuals, communities, research and innovation.


Social impact


Charities Trust services used

  • Corporate Foundations 
  • Charity Due Diligence 
  • Reporting

Charities Trust brings the Aviva Foundation operational and governance expertise that helps us to operate effectively, efficiently, and manage and reduce risks. Our relationship with Charities Trust enables us to focus on our core mission: to help people and communities feel in control and positive about their financial futures. The team is pragmatic and responsive while openly sharing expertise in new areas that help us to take the Foundation forward.

Alex Christopoulos Foundation Lead, Aviva Foundation
Get in touch to see how we could grow giving together Get in touch to see how we could grow giving together

Get in touch to see how we could grow giving together