The Matthew Good Foundation has published its annual review for 2020 , and we’re delighted to confirm that in 2020 the Foundation pledged £85k to charities and good causes, making 2020 their biggest year of giving yet!
It was amazing to see so many employees supporting small charities and local causes with Championing Grants, which allow employees to nominate a charity to receive a £500 donation (or £1,000 if you’re a volunteer). In 2020, the Foundation received 71 championing applications, resulting in grants of over £40,000 to charities and good causes.
While fundraising was more difficult due to the pandemic restrictions, we also saw some fantastic efforts to raise money for good causes that the Foundation double matched.
The Foundation also continued to support charities that operate overseas, such as WaterHarvest, by producing a further film for them, and the Tropical Biology Association, whom they are supporting to provide training that builds capacity for people in conservation in Africa. They are also pleased to be supporting United Nations Environment Programme accredited ‘Green Fins’ as they continue their mission to reduce the significant environmental impact that tourism has on the marine environment.
Looking ahead, in 2021, we’re excited that the Foundation has launched their first external fund, ‘Grants for Good‘, where John Good Group employees will vote for their favourite of five shortlisted small non-profits and social enterprises to receive a share of £10,000 every three months.
The Foundation is hugely grateful to everyone at the John Good Group for their continued support and look forward to making an even bigger impact in 2021.