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The Gatsby Charitable Foundation
is an endowed grant-making trust, based in London
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. The organisation is one of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts, set up to provide funding for charitable causes. Although the organisation is permitted in its Trust Deed
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to make general grants within this broad area, its activities have generally been restricted to a limited number of fields. At the time of writing, these fields are:
- Science and Engineering Education
- Plant science
- Poverty alleviation in Africa
- The arts
- Public policy
However, these categories may change from time to time. Amongst its activities, the Gatsby Charitable Foundation funds the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unithttp://www.gatsby.ucl.ac.uk/
at University College London
University College London is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom and the oldest and largest constituent college of the federal University of London...
, the Sainsbury Management Fellowship
The Sainsbury Management Fellowship scheme was setup in 1987 by David Sainsbury to develop UK engineers into leaders in industry and thereby to improve the competitiveness of UK engineering, manufacturing and construction businesses...
s and the Institute for Government
The Institute for Government is an United Kingdom independent charity that aims to improve government effectiveness created in 2008. It was initially funded with about £15 million by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, at the instigation of Lord David Sainsbury.....
based in Carlton House Terrace
Carlton House Terrace refers to a street in the St. James's district of the City of Westminster in London, England, and in particular to two terraces of white stucco-faced houses on the south side of the street overlooking St. James's Park. These terraces were built in 1827–32 to overall designs by...
. It has long funded the Centre for Mental Health but is mostly withdrawing that funding in 2010.