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Connecting
for Good

We believe in the power of connectivity to change lives. We use technology for good, creating solutions that bring about sustainable change, and can be scaled to benefit the greatest number of people across Vodafone’s global footprint.  

About us

Through a strategy of Connecting for Good, Vodafone Foundation (UK registered charity 1089625) combines Vodafone's charitable giving and technology to create long-term, sustainable programmes that help to address the world’s most pressing problems.

Vodafone Group Plc is our principal funder for projects around the world that are run in partnership with other charitable organisations & NGOs.

Our work is centred around four core pillars of activity; Connected Learning, Connected Health, Connected Living, and a portfolio of apps.

Our local foundations

We’re at the centre of a network of 27 local social investment programmes, known as the local foundations. Together, we are one of the world’s largest corporate funding networks.

This global network makes us uniquely effective, enabling us to build strong local partnerships, think and act locally, and best respond to the specific needs of the communities in which Vodafone operates.

Our social enterprise

Vodafone Business Ventures is the social enterprise division of Vodafone Business and Vodafone Foundation, combining a focus on social purpose with Vodafone’s technological expertise to change lives for the better and empower those with less access to technological resources.

Ventures was founded by Vodafone Foundation to bring forward projects delivering significant public benefit to new audiences. All profits are channelled back into the Foundation, to help drive forward their work using technology for positive social change in the communities where Vodafone operates.

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Board of Trustees

Nick Land

Chairman & Trustee

Elizabeth Filkin

Trustee

Rosemary Martin

Trustee

Joakim Reiter

Trustee

John Otty

Trustee

Patricia Ithau

Trustee

Leanne Wood

Trustee

Maria Amparo Moraleda Martinez

Trustee

Management

Andrew joined Vodafone as Director of the Vodafone Foundation in 2006, assuming the role of Group Director for SDGs, Sustainable Business and Foundations in 2019. Andrew leads Vodafone’s global response to the Sustainable Development Goals, taking responsibility for the company’s sustainable business function in addition to the Vodafone Foundations programme.

Andrew was previously an adviser to the Sustainable Development unit at the UK Department of Trade and Industry with specific responsibility for the CSR Academy, the lead initiative of the DTI’s CSR programme. Andrew has fifteen years’ experience in corporate responsibility, community investment and public affairs, including advising organisations such as BTEC, the BBC and the Commission for Racial Equality.

Andrew is a Trustee of the M-Pesa Foundation (Kenya), a Board member of the M-Health Alliance (USA) and a member of the UK Government’s Longitude Committee

Andrew Dunnett

Group Director for SDGs,
Sustainable Business and Foundations

Reporting concerns

Vodafone Foundation is committed to the highest standards of ethical conduct in the delivery of our programmes.

Our staff and delivery partners are expected to abide by the following principles:

  • We will work actively to protect children, vulnerable adults and other beneficiaries from harm

  • We will not use charitable funds for corrupt or fraudulent purposes

  • We will not use charitable funds to bring commercial benefit to Vodafone

  • We will respect the communities in which we operate

  • We will comply with all applicable local law

If you witness unethical conduct linked to any Vodafone Foundation programme, we ask that you report this to us so that we may take appropriate action. Any reports of wrongdoing on the part of staff or delivery partners will be taken seriously and will be investigated fully.   

You can report, in confidence, via the following email address:

[email protected]

Frequently asked questions

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

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

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. 

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

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Vodafone Foundation is primarily funded by Vodafone Group Plc.

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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 Vodafone Foundation works through.

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

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