Chatham House benefits from a wide range of philanthropic, research-related and membership support. This diversity of global support is critical to the independence of the institute.

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Chatham House income by category 2016-17

Chatham House is a registered charity in England and Wales (charity number 208223) and a non-profit organization. The institute has been granted foreign 501(c)3 equivalency status with the United States Internal Revenue Service.

  • 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. 

To safeguard the continuing independence and objectivity of its research, events, publications and other outputs, Chatham House staff and its Council uphold the principles of integrity, independence, objectivity and accountability in accepting any funds. This approach ensures that all of our activities contribute to the institute’s mission and public benefit. 

The institute receives no subsidy from the UK government or any other source.