Funding in 2018/19

  • Research activities in 2018/19 were supported by contributions from nearly 200 different sources including governmental departments and agencies, private foundations and companies from around the world. This support includes research grants for specific projects, event sponsorship, or core support to a research department, programme or centre.
  • The institute receives income in the form of membership subscriptions from its approximately 3,150 individual members and 395 corporate members comprising private companies, governmental departments, embassies and high commissions, universities and academic institutions, media organizations and NGOs.
  • Individual donors provide philanthropic donations towards Chatham House’s activities and the Second Century Initiative.  
  • Regular conferences and flagship annual events, including the Chatham House Prize and London Conference, bring income from delegate fees and sponsorship.
  • Income from publications comprises primarily royalties from the International Affairs journal and subscriptions to The World Today.
  • The institute receives some income from investments and from miscellaneous sources.
A pie chart of donors to Chatham House in 2018/19

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List of donors

The list below incorporates grants for research projects and discretionary contributions to research departments; support to the Queen Elizabeth II Academy and its fellowship positions; event sponsorship and delegate fees; corporate membership dues; and philanthropic donations to the institute, including endowment and capital gifts.

Where relevant, the list combines multiple donations from the same organization to show their total contribution to the institute's recognized income over the year.


Bold: Denotes donations that include endowment gifts. 

† Chatham House currently lists a total of 554 donors of which 8 have indicated their wish to remain anonymous and this listing reflects their wishes. Our current policy is to reduce the number of supporters who are listed as anonymous to zero. The identities of all donors listed anonymously are known to the institute’s Director and Council.

* The Chatham House Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt charity registered in the United States in 1982. The Foundation is a separate legal entity to Chatham House and has its own board of trustees. It makes grants to Chatham House under its objectives which are to promote the study of international affairs and to bring to an American audience the type of rigorous analysis, independent speakers and members events developed by Chatham House. A list of Chatham House Foundation donors can be found at the bottom of this page.

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Funding from the tobacco industry

Chatham House does not accept funding from the tobacco industry. The institute took this decision in accordance with its funding guidelines Principles for Independent Research and Convening and in light of the United Nations Compact on Tobacco. 

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