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JLF does not usually accept or consider unsolicited grant applications. We prefer to seek out organisations that we would like to work with.

No. We only fund organisations that are carrying out charitable activities.

Our foundation was set up in 1965 by Joseph Levy who had been a successful property developer after the second world war. 
Lawrence Levy, Joseph’s youngest son, was a successful sports photographer and he set up his own charitable trust.  Following Lawrence’s death, in 1995, the Lawrence Levy Charitable Trust was merged with the Joseph Levy Foundation.

JLF has an endowment (currently approximately £22m) which is invested in order to generate the funds we use to make grants and to meet our running costs each year.

We are a registered charity. Our board of trustees meets regularly and sets the overall strategic direction of our grantmaking.

At present, all of our trustees are members of the Levy family.

The Trustees work with a small staff team to set funding criteria and make decisions on what to support. The criteria we use to decide which organisations to support may change over time.  We will update our website whenever these details change.

We are keen to make the greatest possible difference with all our resources.  
In addition to making grants, we also make the meeting room in our office available for grantees to use free of charge.  To find out more about this click here.
As well as core funding, we also provide non-financial support (office space and admin support) to the Cystic Fibrosis Holiday Fund. 

We are currently considering what else we can do to achieve our charitable aims.

Our long-term aim is to improve the quality of life for people and communities both now and in the future.

We are currently focusing our resources on a small number of areas in order to have a greater impact - mainly Autism, Youth Disadvantage and Cystic Fibrosis in the UK and Israel.