Philanthropy services

Together we can change the world

Want to change the world? So do we. Our philanthropy team can help you achieve your philanthropic ambitions and making the world a better place. Whether you're new to philanthropy or an established philanthropist looking to maximise your impact, we’re here to provide the expertise and support you need.

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Together, we can help you reach your philanthropic goals.


How it works

As with any other undertaking, you need a partner with the right knowledge and a broad network to achieve success.

We’ll assist you with defining a vision, focus and strategy for your philanthropic goals.

Together, we can:

  • Define your high-level objectives
  • Find the right charitable vehicles to maximise your impact
  • Determine which issues you’d like to address
  • Identify solutions that are scalable, cost-effective and increase reach

Your benefits

Fast and effective

Our specialists and solutions will help you make a difference quickly and in a cost-friendly way.

Strengthened family values

We make it easy to involve your loved ones in your philanthropic efforts.

Measurable difference

Our innovative solutions make a big impact – and we can prove it through measurable results.

Quality network

You'll have access to events packed with philanthropic insights, and opportunities to connect and share ideas with like-minded peers.

Why UBS is your right partner?

With our global and local experience and expertise, top industry rankings and award-winning track record, we're confident that we can help you reach your goals. Our specialists are ready to advise you in various regions across the UK.

Philanthropy in action

Working with clients locally, nationally and globally, we identify high potential initiatives and build long-term collaborations, connecting you with the resources and expertise you need to achieve significant, sustainable change.

UBS Optimus Foundation UK

Focused on programs that have the potential to be transformative, scalable and sustainable, so that you can make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable children.

UBS UK Donor-Advised Foundation

A smart way to establish a family foundation. Start building your own charitable fund without the complexity or cost of setting up your own private charitable foundation.

Global network of like-minded peers

We believe the best philanthropy stems from collaboration. The Global Philanthropists Community is an exclusive members-only network supported by UBS. It’s designed to connect active philanthropists with similar interests.

Are your philanthropic efforts creating the impact you want?

Featured stories – from entrepreneur to philanthropist

Dame Stephanie Shirley, IT entrepreneur turned ardent philanthropist on her move from making money to giving away money.

Dinesh Dhamija, who exited Ebookers in 2005, on supporting charities which make a difference to the lives of children in India.

Together we will find a solution

If you have any questions or want to discuss your philanthropic goals, contact a member of our team for a no-obligation discussion. Our philanthropy services are suitable for individuals with GBP 500k or more in bankable assets.

Tom Hall
Global Head of Philanthropy Services

With over 16 years’ experience working with and advising private clients, Tom leads our Global Philanthropy services to help clients identify and achieve their philanthropic and impact investing strategies.

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Anthony Donatelli
Head of Philanthropy Services UK

Anthony leads the UK Philanthropy Services team and joined in April 2015 after spending two years working in Group Strategic Change Management and Group COO Risk Management in the UBS London office.

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