UK’s Lankelly Chase foundation to wind down, redistribute $236M within 5 years

“We view the traditional philanthropy model as so entangled with colonial capitalism that it inevitably continues the harms of the past into the present,” the foundation said in a press release.

Why It Matters

In Canada and abroad, philanthropic activists have called on foundations to redistribute their assets to equity-seeking groups through asset transfers and spend downs. Lankelly Chase foundation’s announcement is one of the boldest responses yet.

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