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CreatingExtraordinary impact

Our mission is to change lives, create opportunities and spread hope by connecting children, families and communities to the compassionate and empowering spirit at the heart of Dukes.

"We proudly support life-changing charities who share in our ambition"


Dukes Foundation was born out of a belief. With our roots in education, we know that a person’s early years are their most formative. Ones that shape us into who we’ll be. We know how vital it is for young people to have the right support, encouragement and opportunities during this important chapter in their lives.

We wanted to harness this powerful and uniting spirit of Dukes Education to make a meaningful difference in ways far beyond the boundaries of our organisation. To a world of inspiration. To see through adversity, to see the potential in every person and to find opportunity in every corner of the world.

Through grant-making and partnerships, we proudly support life-changing charities and organisations who share in our ambition. From education and financial assistance, to health, wellbeing and environmental causes, we can offer hope against all odds and create sparks that can ignite brighter futures.

We lead with heart.
In the UK and all around the world.
For today and for generations to come.















WhoWe are

Glen Fendley is the Chief Executive of the Foundation, responsible for driving the Foundation’s grant-making and bursary fund strategies. Glen has long been a passionate advocate for equal access to education through bursary funding and is highly motivated to make a difference for charitable organisations who play key roles in transforming the lives of young people here in the UK and around the world.


Spotlight on Doorstep Library

More than one in four children leaves primary school every year unable to read to the expected standard. This has to change.


The Extraordinary Impact of Collaboration and Volunteerism

Glen Fendley, Chief Executive of the Dukes Foundation write about The Extraordinary Impact of Collaboration and Volunteerism

Giving and sharing. The best feelings in the world

Magoo Giles, Founder and Principal, Knightsbridge School, built on the example set by his parents to lay the foundation of his school community’s values

Lessons through life

Aatif Hassan, Founder and Chairman of Dukes Education, discusses how a father’s wisdom and life changing events forged his belief in the power of philanthropy

Embracing the power of purpose

Glen Fendley, Chief Executive of the Dukes Foundation, describes how his 30-year journey in fundraising has prepared him for his new role

Philanthropy. Humanity, benevolence, kindliness

David Goodhew, Managing Director, Dukes Education, discusses the Dukes Foundation’s ambitious plans for transformational bursaries

The vital role of competent and caring guidance and support for young people

Part 2

Conscious living is the practice of embodying the change we wish to see actualised in the world. The coherence between values, words and actions is also essential and requires deliberate, reflective conscious living, and a continuous choice in the here and now.

The vital role of competent and caring guidance and support for young people

Part 1

As an expert in the field of the human mind, working relentlessly in support of human empowerment and conscious living, I am very aware of the vital role played by a fulfilled emotional need for competent and caring guidance and support for young people.

Good for Girls: Supporting Minoritised Young Women to Thrive

Young people’s mental health and wellbeing is in crisis, with increasing numbers of young women needing help with mental health issues – particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Thanks to the vital support from the Dukes Foundation, London Youth is able to tackle this challenge head-on through an innovative mental health and wellbeing programme.

Getting the balance right

Every time I meet with the Dukes Foundation Board as a whole or independently, I am reminded that I am working with individuals who are driven by an enormous desire to improve the society in which they live and work.

The road to becoming a more strategic funder

Since it was established in late 2021, the Dukes Foundation has been committed to doing good and bringing about social change in the world.

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