For more than 35 years His Royal HighnessThe Prince of Wales has been a leader in identifying charitable need and setting up and driving forward charities to meet it.
From the early days of The Prince’s Trust in the mid-1970s, his charitable interests have grown to the point where his charities represent, as a group, the largest multi-cause charitable enterprise in the UK.
The charities are active in a broad range of areas, including the Built Environment and the Arts, Responsible Business and Enterprise, Young people, and Global Sustainability and Rural Affairs.
Such is the scale of work that in recent years His Royal Highness has assisted, directly or indirectly, with raising more than £100 million each year to support his charitable activities.
While each of his charities is an independent entity with a separate Board of Trustees, they all work together within “The Prince’s Charities” group. There are 14 Prince's Charities of which The Prince of Wales is President, thirteen of which have been founded personally by The Prince of Wales in the last thirty years.
The Prince of Wales's Charitable Foundation
The Prince of Wales's Charitable Foundation was founded by The Prince of Wales in 1979. It is now one of the largest independent foundations in the UK.
The profits generated by the sales of 'Duchy Originals from Waitrose' and Highgrove products, and from tours of the Gardens at Highgrove, are donated to the Foundation.
The Foundation acts as a grant-making body that supports a wide range of causes and delivers programmes such as the International Sustainability Unit and The Prince of Wales's Accounting for Sustainability Project.
To find out more about The Prince of Wales's Charitable Foundation, visit www.princeofwalescharitablefoundation.org.uk
The Prince of Wales also has related foundations and Charities in Australia, Canada and The United States of America. You can find out more by visiting:
Prince's Charities Australia
Prince's Charities Canada
The Prince of Wales Foundation US
Responsible Business and Enterprise
The purpose of the Prince's Responsible Business and Enterprise Cluster is to create positive social and economic impact through business engagement, employment, enterprise and culture.
Education and Young People
To empower young people, by providing academic, practical and vocational support to have opportunity choices. Supported by inspiration, dignity and opportunity.
The Built Environment
The Prince's Built Environment Charities work with communities to use the heritage of the past to build sustainably for the future.
Protecting the environment, promoting healthy communities and building sound economies around the world.