Copies of the History of the Joseph Levy Foundation book

JLF - The First 50 Years


JLF celebrated its golden jubilee in 2015.  Following many months of research, in July 2018 we published a limited number of copies of 'JLF - The First 50 Years' and held a modest book launch for family and foundation supporters.

The Joseph Levy Foundation was established in 1965 by Joseph Levy CBE BEM who from a young age volunteered to help others. He was recognised for his lifetime support of the London Federation of Boys Clubs (now London Youth) and the important part he played as a founder trustee of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

During the 1970s Joe’s children were invited to join the Board. Over the years the current trustees, all direct descendants of the benefactor, have endeavoured to maintain his original values, identifying and supporting people experiencing disadvantage. JLF has a history of recognising need and creating innovative solutions, working enthusiastically alongside other organisations - for example the role played in establishing Dementia UK. The trustees aim to distribute funds where they will have the most effect and are open to working in partnership with other funders. 

In 1999 the Lawrence Levy Charitable Trust was incorporated into the existing foundation, which aims to make a difference supporting national UK charities as well as smaller organisations in both the UK and Israel.