Unlocking the potential for cities to be healthier
Helping urban areas become healthier places to live in through Impact on Urban Health.
At nearly £1 billion, our endowment is one of the largest among foundations in the UK.
We are a permanent endowment and keep the majority of our resources in investments. In our role as an investor, we are working towards a portfolio that achieves both financial returns and health impact.
This includes a growing portfolio of impact investments driven by a commitment to make more of our capital work for our mission. Our goal is for all our investments to meet recognised ethical, environmental and governance standards.
We own a £400 million portfolio of residential, student, commercial and agricultural properties. Most of our land and properties are long-term assets, which brings unique opportunities to help improve places over many generations.
In managing and investing in properties, we consider how these assets can contribute to the health of individuals, the health of communities and the health of the planet.
Finally, we own one of the largest collections of health-related arts and heritage. Made up of over 4,500 items, some dating back to the 1500s. We use this valuable asset to support better health today, while carefully preserving and growing the collection for future generations to enjoy.