08 Nov 2021

Croda Foundation granted charity status

Croda Foundation has today (8 November 2021) been granted charity status in England and Wales (number: 1196455) by the Charity Commission - the non-ministerial government department responsible for regulating charities

Croda Foundation is the independently managed, philanthropic arm of Croda International plc. The Foundation seeks to sustainably improve one million lives by 2030 by providing access to people, know-how and capital. The object of the charity is to support projects which improve access to healthcare, reduce poverty, improve livelihoods and protect and restore ecosystems in priority countries.

small child eating food to prevent hunger

Solely funded by generous donations from Croda International plc, we are run and administered by an independent Board of Trustees, who are responsible for grant making decisions, and accountable to the Charity Commission.

Grants provided by the Foundation will support registered charities and other grantees including farmer cooperatives, international development organisations and institutional partners, which promote Croda Foundation’s stated charitable purpose.

Projects are selected which can demonstrate they will support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in our priority areas, and additional selecting criteria which assess projects’ social impact, community benefit, and any potential benefit created through alignment with Croda International’s employees’ expertise and Smart science know-how.  Find out more about our funding approach here.

The Charity Commission is the independent non-ministerial government department, accountable to parliament, with responsibility for registering and regulating charities in England and Wales, to ensure the public can support charities with confidence.

View Croda Foundation’s online registration with the Charity Commission here.

Find out more about the Charity Commission here.

Our Governance

Croda Foundation, established in 2020, is an independent charitable company set up by FTSE 100 specialty chemicals company, Croda International Plc, and is registered in England and Wales (number: 1196455).  The Foundation is solely funded by generous donations from Croda International Plc and led by an independent Board of Trustees