Foundation Partnerships

LSE Foundation Partnerships team develops and stewards mutually-beneficial relationships with trusts and foundations globally.

LSE is proud to have a long history of partnership with charitable organisations around the world and, since our foundation in 1895; these partnerships have helped facilitate some of our most innovative work. For example, the creation of a globally focused Department of Social Policy was supported with a grant in 1912 from the Tata family, while the period from the 1920s through to the 1940s saw LSE receive multiple grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, helping secure our position as a laboratory of the social sciences with a distinctive mission to relate academic excellence to real world impact.

Partnering with LSE offers the opportunity to collaborate with our world-leading academics to co-create research and engage in topical debates. Our multi-disciplinary approach to social science helps to inform strategy and practices in both the public and private sector. Our aim is to forge links between academia and the philanthropic sector to help solve global problems. We develop partnerships across a broad range of areas, which includes student engagement, widening participation and capital campaigns.

Please get in touch with the team to discuss potential partnerships with your organisation or, if you are member of LSE staff, to discuss your existing or potential links.