For 40 years His Royal Highness The 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 charities have grown to represent a broad range of areas including, the Built Environment, the Arts, Responsible Business and Enterprise, Young People, Global Sustainability and Rural Affairs.
The Prince of Wales carries out dozens of engagements every year in support of his charities. Collectively The Prince's Charities raise more than £100million annually to transform lives and build sustainable communities in the UK and overseas.
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 13 Prince's Charities of which The Prince of Wales is President, twelve of which have been founded personally by The Prince of Wales.
The Prince of Wales's Charitable Foundation
One of The Prince's Charities is The Prince of Wales's Charitable Foundation, which was founded by The Prince of Wales in 1979. The profits generated by the sales of 'Waitrose Duchy Organic' and Highgrove products and Highgrove garden tours 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 Prince's International Sustainability Unit and The Prince's Accounting for Sustainability Project.
To find out more please 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.