How you can donate to us

Core funding

Impetus needs your help to transform the lives of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds by ensuring they get the right support. To deliver our unique model and build sector-leading charities we rely on unrestricted, core funding. We believe this is the most vital type of income for any charity, allowing an organisation to grow, learn and deliver on its mission. Core funding for Impetus goes towards grants to our portfolio of 25 charities and funds all the work we do to improve outcomes for young people.

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Fund in partnership with Impetus – choose from our portfolio of 25 charities and back them directly alongside our impact-led grants. Every charity in our portfolio has undergone extensive due diligence and has a laser focus on helping young people achieve at school, at university or at work, giving them a fair chance to succeed in life. We manage co-investment partnerships by working closely with you and with your chosen charities, providing detailed reporting, opportunities to engage directly with their work, and the confidence that you are backing the best.

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Impetus currently has two ring-fenced, themed fund: Engage and Connect. By partnering with us on a particular issue facing young people, funders have the opportunity to collaborate on addressing intractable problems through multi-faceted solutions. Fund partners can come in at the investment stage, helping shape the fund strategy, and providing the sustained support needed to drive systemic change, removing obstacles and giving young people a fair chance to succeed.

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Our donors

Advent International

Allan and Gill Gray Philanthropies

Andrew Sillitoe & Joy Tadaki


Apax Foundation

Ares Management

Bain & Company

Bain Capital

Bank of America

BC Partners

Beechbrook Capital

Bill and Kerri Benjamin

Bjorn Saven IK Investment Partners Ltd


Blake & Sevda Kleinman

Bruno Schroder Trust

CD&R Foundation

Centerbridge Foundation

Cerberus Capital Management

Chatham Financial

Chris Field & Jodi Anderson-Field



David Higgins

Deep & Trishna Shah

Dwight & Kirsten Poler

Eastdil Secured

East Head Impact

Eden McCallum

Emma & Tom Thorne

Evelyn Partners



Financial Times


Goldman Sachs

Growth Capital Partners

Guillaume Cassou

Hanneke Smits

Hellman & Friedman

Inflexion Private Equity

James and Alys Garman

James McCaffrey

James Seppala

Janet Brooks


Johannes Huth

Joseph Schull & Anna Yang

JP Morgan

Karen & Liam Krehbiel

Kirkland & Ellis

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co LLP

Latham & Watkins

Lionel & Florence Assant

Lisa Stone


Lockhart Capital Management LLP

Lorcain Egan

Louis G. Elson

Lulu and Ed Siskind

Nadim El Gabbani

Nat & Rebecca Sloane

Nic & Jenny Humphries

Nikos Stathopoulos

Nomura International plc

Oakley Capital


Patrick Healy

PJT Partners

PSG Equity


Raymond Partners

Rede Partners

Richard Lenane

Robert Ramsauer

Rohan Haldea

Royal Bank of Canada

Samir Amichi

Sidley Austin LLP

Sir Anthony Greener - Minton Trust

State Street

Stephen & Gitte Dawson

Stefan & Ellen Goetz

TA Associates

Terra Firma Capital Partners

The AIM Foundation

The Henry Smith Charity

The Stone Family Foundation

Triple Point


Tuixen Foundation

Warburg Pincus

Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP

Wol Kolade

Impetus Futures Committee

Michaela Wood (Chair)


Saleh Panahi


Tessa Agar

Goodwin Procter

Aprajita Dhundia

Kirkland & Ellis

Maria Ana Richter

Nomura International

Tom Pemberton


Joe McGee