The Wood Foundation delivers, develops, and supports a successful range of programmes enabling and empowering social and economic progress.

We are an innovative and visionary programme manager and funder responsible for programmes and investments over the past decade developing young people in Scotland, as well as facilitating economic and educational development.

In Africa, our venture philanthropic efforts are creating transformational change for smallholder farmers in the tea industry in Rwanda and Tanzania. This approach to sustainable and equitable investment and upskilling in the tea industry is now also being applied to the sugar industry in Kenya.

We are proactive in our approach, using our expertise to identify and support interventions which will create the greatest impact.

The Wood Foundation was established by Sir Ian Wood and his immediate family in 2007 to address some of society’s greatest inequalities and issues, and deliver systemic change.

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The Wood Foundation delivers, develops and supports a successful range of programmes enabling and empowering social and economic impact.

The Wood Foundation is proactive by nature and independently seeks opportunities to work alongside like-minded partners within our chosen investment areas. Our decisions for support and funding are based on key business principles, which work toward socio-economic benefits in our selected communities.

Venture philanthropy transforming livelihoods in Africa
Developing Young People in Scotland
Economic and Education Development