This list is based on income recognised in the financial year ending 31 March 2017.


Funding to Chatham House in 2016/17

  • Research activities in 2016/17 were supported by contributions from over 179 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 3,400 individual members and over 360 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. 

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; corporate membership dues; and philanthropic donations to the institute, including endowment and capital gifts.

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

Bold: Denotes donations that include endowment gifts.

Italic: Denotes either fully or partly in-kind contributions, including reciprocal membership relations.

† Chatham House currently lists a total of 525 donors of which 13 have indicated their wish to remain anonymous and this listing reflects their wishes. Our current policy is to reduce to zero the number of supporters who are unnamed. 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 rigorous analysis, independent speakers and Members Events developed by Chatham House. 

Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Department for International Development, UK
Foreign & Commonwealth Office, UK
MAVA Foundation

Asfari Foundation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Chatham House Foundation*
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands
Robert Bosch Foundation
Rockefeller Foundation
Royal Dutch Shell

BP plc
Brown IV, Garvin
Bulgheroni, The late Dr Carlos
Cabinet Office, UK
Carnegie Corporation of New York
European Climate Foundation
Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland
Hayden, Richard
Huawei Technologies
Korea Foundation
KR Foundation
Stiftung Mercator
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan
Nippon Foundation & Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation
Open Society Foundations
Skoll Global Threats Fund
World Bank

Atkin Foundation
Bunting, Tim
CDC Group plc
Crescent Petroleum
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH
ExxonMobil Corporation
Intesa Sanpaola SpA.
John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation
Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
Nomura Foundation
Oak Foundation
Smith Richardson Foundation
Wellcome Trust

Al Sharq Forum
Bassatne, Baha
BHP Billiton Limited
Boyle, Gavin
British Army
British Red Cross
Clifford Chance LLP
CLP Holdings Limited
Clyde and  Co.
Conflict, Stability and Security Fund,UK
Credit Suisse
Davis, Sir Mick
Eni SpA
European Commission
Forum of Strategic Dialogue
International Crisis Group
J.P. Morgan
Jones, Timothy
JoongAng, Ilbo
Lockheed, Martin
Ministry of Defence, UK
Ministry of Finance, Japan
Mitsubishi Corporation
National Intelligence Council
Nomura International plc
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
Rio Tinto plc
Robertson, Sir Simon
Rolls-Royce plc
Sharp, Richard
Shearman & Sterling 
Shroder Foundation
Standard Chartered Bank
United Technologies
Waterloo Foundation
Willis Towers Watson

Alaghband Vahid
Anglo American plc
Aven Petr
BAE Systems plc
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Bank of New York Mellon
Bechtel Ltd
Bhatia, Amit
Black Rock
Brennikmeijer, Stephen
British Council
Brown Advisory
Bseisu, Amjad
BT Group plc
Caxton Asset Management
China, Embassy of the People's Republic of
Chinn CVO, Sir Trevor
Cisco Systems
City of London
Climate and Development Knowledge Network
Compass Lexecon
Control Risks
Daiwa Institute of Research
De Beers Group Services Ltd
Delonex Energy
Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Ireland
DTCC (The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation)
Eaton Vance Management
European Bank for Reconstruction & Development
Ford Foundation
Fraenkel Martin
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
General Electric
Gerda Henkel Stiftung
Gobbi, Luciano
Goldman Sachs International
GPD Charitable Trust
Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures
Gumbiner, Tony
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Hotung KBE, Sir Joseph
ING Bank
Innovative Medicines Initiative
Investec Asset Management
Japan, Embassy of
Jenkins, Huw
Khalili, Professor Nasser David
King Baudouin Foundation
Kuwait Petroleum Corporation
Law, Andrew
Leonardo S.p.A
Liberty Global
Lohia S P
Lürssen Werft
MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth & Financial Inclusion
Mckinsey Global Institute
Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden
Mitsui & Co Europe Plc
Morgan Stanley
Mott MacDonald
MS Amlin
Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre
Olayan Group
Oliver Wyman
Patterson, Simon
Petrofac Ltd
Pew Charitable Trusts
Popham QC, Stuart
QBE Insurance
Rabobank International
Rivlin, Paul
Rokos, Chris
Rothschild Foundation
Rothschild, Sir Evelyn and Lady de
Royal Bank of Scotland
S&P Global
Saudi Petroleum Overseas Ltd
Schlumberger Limited
Societe Generale
Stroz Friedberg
Sumitomo Corporation Europe
Switzerland, Embassy of
The Economist
Thomson Reuters
Toshiba Corporation
Total S.A.
Toyota Motor Corporation
Tullow Oil plc
UK Energy Research Centre
United States of America, Embassy of the
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
UPS Europe
Vitol Foundation
Vodafone Foundation
Anonymous (x5)†

Abraaj Group
Afghanistan, Embassy of the Islamic Republic of
Aga Khan Foundation
Agility Global Logistics
Airbus Group
Al Tajir Trust
Alaco Ltd
Albany Associates (International) Ltd
Allen & Overy LLP
Almojel Mohammad
Amnesty International
Anglia Ruskin University - Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
APCO Worldwide
Archer, David
Argentine Republic, Embassy of the
Argus Media
Armenia, Embassy of the Republic of
Asahi Shimbun (Europe)
Australia, High Commission of
Austria, Embassy of
Azerbaijan, Embassy of the Republic of
Bahrain, Embassy of the Kingdom of
Baker & McKenzie LLP
Banca d'Italia
Banerji Shumeet
Bank of England
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
BBC Monitoring
Belgium, Embassy of
Bergman Mark S.
Black Sea Trust, German Marshall Fund of the United States
Blair, William
Boeing UK
BPL Global
Bragg, Simon
Brazil, Embassy of
Breakthrough Media
Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre
British American Business Inc
British Association for American Studies
Browne of Madingley, Lord John
Brunel University - Department of Politics and History
Bulgaria, Embassy of the Republic of
Burns, Susan
Caballero Horacio Sanchez
Canada, High Commission of
Canning House
Carmikli Gürol
Carmikli PhD, Eyüp Sabri
CBS News
CCC Group, Inc
Children’s Investment Fund Foundation
Chile, Embassy of
China Construction Bank Corporation
Chubu Electric Power Co Inc
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Cohen Sheila & Dennis
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association
Commonwealth Secretariat
Conservative Outreach Department
Cranfield University at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom
CRU International Ltd
Cultural Entrepreneurship Institute Berlin
Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
Cyprus, High Commission of
Czech Republic, Embassy of the
D Group
Daily Mail and General Trust plc
Davies of Abersoch Lord Mervyn
Davis Ian
Davis Polk & Wardwell London LLP
DBJ Europe Let
DBRS Ratings Ltd
De La Rue plc
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Denmark, Embassy of
Department of Health, UK
Department of National Defence, Canada
Diplomatic Academy of Montenegro
Doughty Street Chambers
du Toit, Hendrik
Dulverton Trust
Earle Glenn
EAT Forum
Economic and Social Research Council
EFA Group
Egon, Zehnder 
Egypt, Embassy of the Arab Republic of
Energy Intelligence Group
ESCP Europe Business School
Estonia, Embassy of the Republic of
European Forest Institute
European Interagency Security Forum (EISF)
European Investment bank
Fauchier, Dr Patrick
Fergusson, Sir Ewen
Finland, Embassy of
First Magazine
Fitch Ratings
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Forbes, Rory
France, Embassy of
Fritz Thyssen Stiftung
Furse DBE, Dame Clara
G3 Good Governance Group
Gaggero James
General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union
Genesis Investment Management LLP
George Washington University - Law School
German Aerospace Industries Association
Germany, Embassy of the Federal Republic of
Global Affairs Canada
Goodenough College
GPW + Co Ltd
Graduate Institute in Geneva
Greece, Embassy of
Hill & Associates
HM Treasury, UK
Hogan Lovells International LLP
Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office
House of Commons Library
House of Lords Library
Hungary, Embassy of
Independent Television News
India, High Commission of
Indonesia, Embassy of the Republic of
Indorama Services UK Ltd
Industry and Parliament Trust
Interessengemeischaft Deutsche Lutwafte e.V.
International Committee of the Red Cross
International Institute for Environment and Development
International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)
Internet Society
Investcorp International Ltd
Investec Bank Plc
Iraq, Embassy of the Republic of
Ireland, Embassy of
Islamic Relief
Israel, Embassy of
Issa-El-Khoury Farid
Italy, Embassy of
Itaú Unibanco
Japan Oil Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC)
Japan Petroleum Exploration Co Ltd
JICA UK Office
JKX Oil & Gas
John Swire & Sons Ltd
Jordan, Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of
K2 Intelligence
King's College London - Department of Political Economy
King's College London - Department of War Studies
King's College London - The Policy Institute
Kirdar Nemir
Korea, Embassy of the Republic of
Koshikov, Oleg and Elena
Kosovo, Embassy of
Krull Corp
Kuwait Investment Office
Kyodo News
Lalvani Kartar
Latham & Watkins
Latvia, Embassy of the Republic of
Lawson, Gordon W.
League of Arab States
Lewis Silkin LLP
London School of Economics - Department of International Relations
Loughborough University London -  Academy of Diplomacy and International Governance
Luxembourg, Embassy of
Macedonia, Embassy of the Republic of
Macquarie Group
Maersk Oil
Makuria Investment Management
Matheson & Co Ltd
Mexico, Embassy of
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
Mizuho Bank
Moldova, Embassy of the Republic of
Mondi Group
Montagnon, Peter
Moody's Investors Service Limited
Natural Resource Governance Institute
NEPAD Secretariat
New Venture Fund
New Zealand, High Commission of
Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd
NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation
Noble Energy Inc
Oman's National Defence College
Ondra Partners
Oppenheim, Guy
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP
Overseas Development Institute
Pakistan, High Commission for the Islamic Republic of
Pearl David
Perlman Robert
Permira Advisers LLP
Plan International
Poland, Embassy of the Republic of
Pool Reinsurance Company
Portugal, Embassy of
Prof Altius Management Inc.
Protection Group International
Qatar, Embassy of the State of
QGOG Constellation UK
Quaestio Associates
Quebec Government Office
Regent's University London - Faculty of Business & Management
Regent's University London - International Relations Department
Reuben, Jamie
Rights Watch UK
Risk Advisory Group
Robert Bosch GmbH
Rokos Capital Management LLP
Romania, Embassy of
Romer, Caspar
Royal College of Defence Studies
Royal National Lifeboat Institution
RTI International
Russian Federation, Embassy of the
Rwanda, High Commission for the Republic of
Sandler CBE, Ron
Sangines-Krause Dr Allen
Saudi Arabia, Embassy of the Royal Kingdom of
School of Oriental and African Studies - Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy
Schroders plc
Scottish Government
Seven Investment Management
Slovak Republic, Embassy of the
Slovenia,  Embassy of the Republic of
Soros, Alexander
South Africa, High Commission for the Republic of
Spain, Embassy of
Spelman, Mark
SRM Intelligence and Risk Consulting
Stabilisation Unit
Standard Life Group
Steppe Capital
Sudan, Embassy of the Republic of the
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Limited
Sweden, Embassy of
Taipei Representative Office in the United Kingdom
Tata Limited
Telegraph Media Group
The Global Fund for Forgotten People
The Netherlands, Embassy of the Kingdom of
Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO)
Tony Blair Associates
TRT World UK
Turkey, Embassy of The Republic of
Ukraine, Embassy of
United Arab Emirates, Embassy of the
United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research
United Nations University - MERIT
United States Agency for International Development
University College London - School of Public Policy
University of Bath - Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies (PoLIS)
University of Buckingham - Department of Economics & International Studies
University of East Anglia - Political Social and International Studies
University of Exeter - Strategy and Security Institute
University of Kent- Department of Politics & International Relations
University of Portsmouth - Centre for European and International Studies Research
University of Surrey - Department of Politics
University of Sussex - School of Global Studies
University of Westminster - Department of Politics and International Relations
War Child
Webster University Geneva - Department of International Relations
Western NIS Enterprise Fund
Wilton Park
Wolf, Roger
World Economic Forum
Yomiuri, Shimbun
Zadig Asset Management
Anonymous (x8)†

The Al Swaidi Family
Ardalan, Cyrus
Charters, Thomas J. & Ann
Collins, Timothy C.
Daley, Jim
Elson, Louis C.
Freeman, Ronald M.
Goeltz, Richard Karl
Hale, Charles M.
Hoffman, Michael
Khairallah, Karim and Sara Burch
Kramer, Donald
Leland, Hon. Marc E.
Marlough, Jeff
Marquardt, Stephen
Merck Family Fund
Rastegar, Alireza
Sangines-Krause, Dr Allen
Siskind, Edward
Vainio, Jolana & Dr Petri
West, Lance

Details of individual supporters, partners, key project sponsors, research and event supporters, corporate members and annual fund donors can be found in the 2015/16 Annual Review pages 31-37.

Funders of specific research programmes and departments are available here: 

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.