James Marshall Foundation CIO

James Marshall Foundation CIO

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  • Education
  • Young people

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The James Marshall Foundation was established in 1722 when James Marshall left property in his Will that he wanted to go towards helping children and young people from Harpenden and Wheathampstead, from families of limited means, in preparing them for work, or establishing themselves in a career. Nearly 300 years later the Foundation still has the same remit of providing grants to young people and children from the local community for educational or career-related activities eg school trips, travel or accommodation for travel or university, school uniform, tools/equipment for work, careers advice. We receive numerous letters of thanks from beneficiaries and their families thanking the Foundation for providing an opportunity to a young person that otherwise would not exist. The Foundation has awarded grants of over £1,000,000 during the last 6 years. 


The Foundation owns assets (mainly in the form of commercial property) from which an income is generated to support the grant making activities. The income generated enables approximately 300 grants a year to be made, totalling approximately £200,000. 

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