Acknowledging that it cannot hope to address every social issue, the Foundation provides focus for our community investment programme by defining areas where we can make the most difference.
Targeting developing countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Eastern Europe, as well as awarding grants, the Foundation acts as a catalyst for:
- encouraging contributions from Diageo businesses and external sources
- engaging Diageo employees in fundraising, giving and volunteering
- developing partnerships with NGOs and other external bodies
- providing expertise and support for establishing and managing effective projects.
UK charity law requires that the Foundation does not directly promote Diageo's commercial interests. Its independence is the responsibility of trustees, appointed by the Diageo board from our businesses and functions, who approve new projects and work with external advisers and not-for-profit organisations with specialist expertise.