About Invisible Grantmakers

Invisible Grantmakers is an annually produced report that highlights little-known grantmaking trusts that have been overlooked by popular directories. Because these trusts are relatively hidden, they receive fewer applications than better-known trusts, giving fundraisers a greater than average chance of a positive response.

Used by hundreds of charities, large and small, and by independent fundraisers and researchers, Invisible Grantmakers is based principally on a detailed item by item analysis of entries on the Charity Commission’s Register of Charities. Each annual edition is different, with no trust ever featured twice - in over 25 years!

Each entry in Invisible Grantmakers outlines the trust’s giving preferences, with reference to past grants and stated giving criteria. The latest income, assets and grant figures are reported, together with trustee names and full contact details. High net worth trustees are identified, as are trustee links to other charities.

Invisible Grantmakers is compiled primarily as an aid to charities and fundraisers that are already actively raising grants from trusts and foundations. 

The latest edition, Invisible Grantmakers 2023, can be purchased now from this site. Other editions available either individually or in packages at discount prices are Invisible Grantmakers 2022, 2021and 2020. Please note that each annual edition contains an entirely different list of trusts - there is no repetition between reports. To view more information and to order copies of these publications click here. 

Invisible Grantmakers 2024 is in preparation, scheduled for release in the summer. 

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