Trusts and Foundations

Goodenough College is an educational charity that relies on the support of its generous supporters to continue to meet its charitable aims.

There are a variety of ways that Trusts and Foundations can support Goodenough College’s work and ensure we are able to continue to offer a nurturing and supportive community to the widest and most diverse group of students from across the globe.


“I’m an Educator, and Goodenough College’s experience really helped me to develop my mentoring skills. I can give so much more back to my students in Bangladesh.”

Maliha Fawzia (Bangladesh), Goodenough Scholar 2022-23

We want to ensure that our exceptional College experience is truly open to all, including students from challenging backgrounds, those fleeing conflict or in financial need.

As the College receives no funding from the Government, or from the institutions at which our Members study, philanthropic support is especially important.

The College’s Scholarship programme has a tremendous impact on the lives of many talented students from all over the world. A gift to support a Scholarship helps transform the life of a postgraduate student, enabling them to fulfil their dreams of studying in London and joining Goodenough’s unique and supportive community.

By creating a truly diverse community we are able to encourage our Members to appreciate different cultures and ways of looking at the world and to become the global citizens of tomorrow.

Buildings and estate

Goodenough College’s buildings and grounds are one of our major assets. They secure our financial future and offer our Members a safe haven in the heart of London, with excellent facilities, easy access to most of the city’s best universities and colleges, and the perfect location to explore all the city has to offer.

Our historic estate requires continual maintenance and upgrading, a gift to this ensures we can provide the very best facilities to current and future Members, whilst ensuring we preserve the historic character and features of our buildings.

Many opportunities to support the College carry naming recognition.

The Burn

The Burn is the College’s academic retreat and comprises a historic Georgian mansion house and buildings set in magnificent grounds in Scotland. The estate  was given to the College by the Russell family in memory of their son who died in the Second World War.

The Burn’s two-hundred acre estate is situated on the banks of the North Esk river, at the entry to one of Scotland’s most spectacular glens. It is used for study retreats by the College, as well as other educational institutions, and is a fantastic resource for Members who need to relax and recharge.

The College subsidises travel to and from The Burn for Members and requires significant funds to maintain the estate’s buildings and grounds.

If you’d like to find out more about how your grant giving body can work with the College, please contact Sarah Cranmer, Head of Development at