Charitable Trusts & Foundations

Trustees of charitable foundations, whether from a large company or a small family trust, try to follow the vision of each person who has given their money, often the result of a lifetime’s work, to a cause they deeply believe in.

We know that these funding opportunities are about developing someone’s vision into the future. That is why the Florey takes the greatest care to match the interests of charitable trusts and foundations with the scientific work being conducted through our programs and projects. FNI’s fundraising team acts across all Divisions to pave the way for productive collaborations, and then manage the long-term partnerships that result.

By making grants to the Florey, trusts and foundations are able to fulfil the wishes of the original trust owners to support ground-breaking research into brain diseases of all kinds.

If you are setting up a Private Ancillary Fund (PAF), please contact the Community Engagement and Fundraising manager to discuss your interest in brain research, and how you can be a part of our mission.

The Howard Florey Institute owed its existence to a decision made by Kenneth Myer and Sir Ian Potter to jointly contribute 150,000 pounds toward its establishment nearly fifty years ago. Kenneth and his brother Baillieu (“Bails”) became lifelong supporters of the Institute, contributing personally as well as via the Myer family’s philanthropic trusts. Their descendants are continuing this family involvement with the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health today.