Founder and Chairman
The Stone Family Foundation was established in 2005 by John Stone and his wife, Vanessa, following the sale of the business which he founded in 1991. John, an entrepreneur with a successful 40-year career in financial services, is the Chair of the Foundation.
The Foundation is proud to have an approach which is radically different to that of many other charities and foundations.
Inspired by John’s experience and expertise in the world of business and financial services, our vision is to be a pioneering, innovative and disruptive influence, constantly in search of new and better ways to solve entrenched problems.
In the early years the Foundation funded a range of mental health, education for girls, water and sanitation, and microfinance projects, both in the UK and overseas. Following a strategic review in 2010, we decided to focus sharply on:
Since 2005, we have committed over £72m and currently support over 70 organisations in Africa, Asia and the UK.
Total funds disbursed since 2005
Impact investment commitments in water and sanitation
Number of organisations in current portfolios
Number of uses of mental health services in 2021
Number of water connections to households
Number of uses of disadvantaged youth services in 2021