Founded in 1979 and incorporated in 2008, The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation (PWCF) supports the charitable work of His Royal Highness Charles Philip Arthur George Prince of Wales.
The Charitable Foundation has two social enterprise trading subsidiaries, Duchy Originals Limited and AG Carrick Limited. In addition to this, the Charitable Foundation has its own charitable subsidiaries, The Prince of Wales’s Foundation Romania and The Prince's Countryside Fund. Both in turn have their respective trading entities, Ecologic Transilvania SRL and Countryside Fund Trading Limited.
The work of the Charitable Foundation is two-fold:
A grant making body that supports a wide range of causes , the primary areas of interest being the built environment, responsible business and enterprise, young people and education, and global sustainability.
An incubator for initiatives and projects that fall within the Charitable Foundation’s primary areas of interest, mentioned above, such as Accounting for Sustainability.
Sales of 'Waitrose Duchy Organic' products provide a donation to the Charitable Foundation. Additionally, profits from the sale of Highgrove products, and from tours of the Gardens at Highgrove, are donated to the Foundation. Further information on the activities of the companies within the PWCF group are available on the subsidiaries page
Inspired by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales’s values of harmony and sustainability, the Charitable Foundation aims to transform lives and build sustainable communities.
This is achieved locally through supporting causes such as community projects, nationally through grants to charities such as Plantlife International, The Prince’s Trust, Soil Association and the Rare Breeds Survival Trust and globally through the Charitable Foundation’s International Sustainability Unit and The Prince of Wales Foundation Romania.