The Artemis Charitable Foundation was founded in 2007.
Each year, Artemis gives a proportion of revenues to the foundation, which manages our charitable activities and our involvement in the wider world. Our staff and the trustees choose which charities will benefit. The foundation supports ‘core’ charities in the UK and internationally in the following areas:
The foundation also makes donations to global disasters and emergencies when they occur.
We encourage our staff to get involved as much as possible through:
- Staff-nominated Charity of the Year and Cancer Charity of the Year
- Support for staff who are undertaking fundraising challenges
- Volunteering with our partner charities
- Charity trips overseas
- Give As You Earn matched funding
Artemis also sponsors several charity-related events each year, including The Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon, an exhilarating test of stamina, strength and fitness through some of the most spectacular and historic areas of the Scottish Highlands.
Annual review 2019
In 2019, the foundation donated a record £1 million to our core charities and a wide range of other worthy causes, from micro charities collecting litter in areas of deprivation to large charities coordinating international humanitarian appeals for Hurricane Idai or Ebola outbreaks in the DRC. Some great new charities have appeared on the radar, like Brass for Africa and City Harvest, while long standing partners like Shivia are continuing to lay a blueprint for how companies and charities can work together for their mutual benefit with ground breaking initiatives such as a parent and child trip to West Bengal.
Our Artemis Charitable Foundation review 2019 (PDF, opens in a new window) looks back at some of the key charities, events and activities that we supported and were involved in.
How would you invest £5 million?
Working in partnership with leading organisations, Arrival Education has helped over 15,000 socially and ethnically diverse young people, aged 9-26, develop the knowledge, skills and mindsets needed to flourish in top companies.
In 2019, the Artemis Profit Hunt programme provided a unique experience for Arrival Education students – working with professionals on a real-world business challenge: investing in the stock market. Over a period of five months, 11 teams of students worked with 22 volunteers from Artemis to select and manage a portfolio of stocks.
Remarkably, all 11 teams’ portfolios delivered positive returns. The winning team’s portfolio returned an incredible 38%, significantly ahead of the average market return over the time period. Read the full 2019 Artemis Profit Hunter programme report (PDF opens in a new window)
If you would like to apply for funding from the Artemis Charitable Foundation, please read our application guidelines.
For further information about the foundation, please contact its coordinator, Marisa Charosky, at [email protected].