Trusts and Foundations

Kew works in close collaboration with charitable trusts and foundations to deliver impactful and pioneering projects across our broad range of activities.

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Support our pioneering work

As environmental challenges such as climate change, food insecurity and habitat destruction become ever more acute, the demands on Kew’s expertise and resources intensify. Kew works in close collaboration with charitable trusts and foundations to deliver impactful and pioneering projects across our broad range of activities. We are always looking to develop new relationships with funders as partners in this vital work. 

Kew areas that trusts and foundations support: 

  • international conservation and livelihood development 
  • ground-breaking plant and fungal science research 
  • major capital projects 
  • preserving and making accessible Kew's library, art and archival collections
  • community engagement 
  • school and community education  

Our support

Garfield Weston - The Global Tree Seedbank

A key element of Kew’s conservation work is to establish the Millennium Seed Bank (MSB) as the global repository for tree seeds - the Global Tree Seed Bank - vital in the fight to conserve the increasing number of threatened tree species around the world. This will be a significant resource for humankind; currently no such facility exists.

We owe a substantial debt of gratitude to The Garfield Weston Foundation which has given Kew a generous grant to establish this project. This remarkable generosity will help to safeguard the future of the world’s rarest, most threatened and most useful trees.

The Finnis-Scott Foundation - The Temperate House Heritage Horticulture Apprentices

As part of Kew’s landmark Temperate House restoration project, Kew is training 10 Apprentices to care for the building’s unique plant collection. The Finnis-Scott Foundation is supporting a Kew Temperate House Apprentice, providing him with an unparalleled training opportunity on which to build his career in horticulture. The project contributes to the enhancement of an iconic landmark at the centre of Kew’s UNESCO World Heritage Site landscape, and responds to the national shortage of specialist horticulturalists.

Get in touch

Please contact Lydia Burns

Tel: +44 (0)20 8332 3234  

Email: l.burns@kew.org