The Cinven Foundation

The Cinven Foundation is a vehicle for the firm's corporate giving. The Foundation mainly supports education-related programmes, making a substantial donation to a limited number of charities each year.

The Foundation provides a way for Cinven to support charitable causes that are important to staff members. Subject to the Trustees' approval, it double-matches any charitable donation made by a Cinven employee up to a limit of £1,000 per person per year, and makes ad-hoc donations to other individuals who are close to the firm who request sponsorship for participation in charitable events.  

The Foundation makes an annual donation to Impetus – The Private Equity Foundation, of which Cinven is a member. Impetus – The Private Equity Foundation raises significant sums from the private equity industry and its business partners to support charities that help young people to succeed. For further information:


The charities currently receiving financial support from The Cinven Foundation are:


ThinkForward, an initiative developed by venture philanthropy organisation Impetus-PEF, runs early intervention mentoring schemes to enhance the prospects of disadvantaged young people.
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2nd Chance
2nd Chance is an ‘education to employment’ training course created to support unemployed 18-24 year olds on their journey to a career.
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IntoUniversity provides local learning centres where young people are inspired to achieve. At each local centre IntoUniversity offers an innovative programme that supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to attain either a university place or another chosen aspiration.
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Place2Be is the UK’s leading provider of school-based mental health support. The costs of not providing early mental health support are considerable: children suffer, financial burden on taxpayers rise and society loses the full potential of that individual.
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