• What is the Vodafone Foundation?

The Vodafone Foundation is an independent charity registered with the Charity Commission in England and Wales with charity registration no. 1089625. 

Since 1991, the Vodafone Foundation has contributed over £560 million to charitable activities worldwide. 

  • How is the Vodafone Foundation funded?

The Vodafone Foundation is funded by annual contribution from Vodafone Group Plc and Vodafone UK.

  • What is the Vodafone Foundation charitable aim?

The Vodafone Foundation is committed to connecting communities around the world to improve lives.  There is a unique network of 27 local foundations and social investment programmes that the Vodafone Foundation works through.

The underlying belief of this network of foundations is that connectivity drives change.  By using this network the Vodafone Foundation aims to connect people with the necessary tools to make a difference in the world.

  • Who are the Vodafone Foundations trustees?

The Vodafone Foundation currently has ten trustees, including two trustees who are independent from Vodafone. Further details about the trustees can be found here.

  • What is the Vodafone Foundation’s governance structure?

The Vodafone Foundation is registered with the Charity Commission in England and Wales. 

The Vodafone Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees here.

  • What is the Vodafone Foundation’s relationship with Vodafone, the mobile phone operator?

The Vodafone Foundation receives annual contributions from Vodafone Group Plc and Vodafone UK. The Vodafone Foundation maintains an “independent but linked” relationship with Vodafone, drawing on the technology and expertise within Vodafone, in order to maximize its charitable impact. 

The Vodafone Foundation’s independence is key to its ability to work globally with a wide range of partners to meet its charitable objectives. 

  •  Where can I find the Vodafone Foundation’s Annual Report and Financial statements?

The annual report and financial statements of the Vodafone Foundation for the year ended 31 March 2015 is available for download here

  • How does the Vodafone Foundation manage applications for funding?

The Vodafone Foundation receives an average of 12,000 requests per year for funding and support. While seeking to respond to all requests for information, it normally approaches only those charitable organisations which it believes can help in the delivery of its charitable aims.