Macquarie Group Foundation; a truly global partner of The Funding Network
With the launch of The Funding Network’s (TFN) new website, we wish to recognise the continued and generous support of the Macquarie Group Foundation which helped fund this project.
When perusing through the site you will be able to see the many networks that TFN has developed. In its 14th year, TFN is proud to run live crowdfunding events that engage audiences far and wide. This could be through our core London events that are attended by our most loyal members and supporters, our Young Funding Network that engages university students, our City Funding Network that offers City professionals the chance to dip a toe in philanthropy, the Strategic Funding Group which provides transformational second-stage funding, or our regional and partner events that invite new audiences throughout the UK to discover a new way of giving. Beyond this, TFN International’s programme has seen the adoption of our live crowdfunding model by civic communities and stand alone charities in over 10 countries and continues to go from strength to strength!
TFN’s approach remains innovative and aspirational, giving grassroots projects the opportunity to speak publically about their work and engage audiences in social action. It demonstrates the power of partnership and collective giving, where together we can achieve real social change by taking a chance on small but influential charitable projects.
The Macquarie Group Foundation’s support has enabled us to continue to try new things, engage new audiences and be ambitious in our work. As well as funding TFN’s website redevelopment, Macquarie generously supports TFN’s Young Funding Network programme as principal funder, and more extensively as a global supporter of TFN International, hosting last summer’s TFN International conference and supporting TFN Australia and New Zealand.
Lisa George, Global Head of the Macquarie Group Foundation said 'The Macquarie Group Foundation's support of TFN fits with our focus on social innovation and our track record of seed-funding innovative non-profits. Since 2013 our multi-dimensional and global approach to partnering with TFN has included capacity building grants, hosting events, matching Macquarie staff contributions at TFN events and participation of senior level staff on TFN advisory committees. We're proud of this approach and our partnership with this innovative member-driven start-up that is using 'people power' to solve complex community problems'
Whether you’re reading this as a member of TFN, as somebody considering joining the TFN community, as a grassroots project looking for support or simply because you stumbled across us, we hope you are inspired by what you see.
Macquarie Group Foundation, thank you for believing in TFN and for being a truly global partner.