John Lewis Partnership Foundation

Working towards a happier world means giving support where it’s needed most. Our Foundation is dedicated to sharing the skills and resources we have within the Partnership, focusing on the social and environmental challenges where we can have a positive impact.


We believe that with access to education and training, young people have limitless potential. So we’re helping them find the path to meaningful employment.


We’re proud of our Partners’ wide range of talents and specialisms. We’re even prouder to facilitate volunteering and secondments, which enable them to share their skills to help registered charities.


We recognise that our planet is under increasing pressure and everyone has a responsibility to help. We’re committed to understanding, protecting and restoring the natural world in a socially just way.


We want to do what we can to improve the lives of people who have grown up in care. That’s why we’ve made long-term commitments to be there for young people who are care experienced. 

Our mission

Our number one goal is to make a difference in people’s lives and create positive social and environmental change. We want to achieve the biggest impact we can, using every resource we have to provide help and support within communities.

Our work is delivered through four funds which focus on the areas that we and our customers care strongly about. From sharing our skills to conserving habitats for local wildlife, our reach allows us to improve lives and protect the planet. 

Our vision

We believe in promoting a fairer and more inclusive society. And we work hard to understand the nuances of complex societal and environmental issues, so that we can provide the best support possible and make the biggest difference.

Our strategy

Our foundation is funded directly from the John Lewis Partnership – as well as with money raised by our amazing Partners, suppliers and customers. We then invest in our communities and generate opportunities via monetary donations, Partner volunteering or strategic relationships with charities. We’re driven by active engagement with each community, working together to find the best ways to have the biggest impact.

Our people

Our Trustees come from both within the John Lewis Partnership and external positions and are responsible for governance and grant making.

John Lewis Partnership 

Nic Waller

Partner & Head of Category, Home and Chair of John Lewis Partnership Foundation

Marija Rompani

Partner & Director of Sustainability and Ethics

Andrew Hoad
Partner & Head of Leckford

Ceira Thom
Partner & Head of Learning



Sarah Gillard
CEO, Blueprint for Business

Nyika Brain
ESG Director, MM Flowers

Paul Buchanan
CEO of London Community Foundation
Chair of Governors, The Boxing Academy

Simon Bishop
CEO, BBC Media Action

David Cope
Strategy, Change and Governance Consultant


If you have questions about the John Lewis Partnership Foundation (including application and grant queries), please email us at  

Want to find out more about our funds?

You can read each fund’s annual report via the links below:

Employability Fund (previously The John Lewis Foundation)

Golden Jubilee Trust

Nature Fund (previously The John Spedan Lewis Foundation)

Building Happier Futures

John Lewis Partnership Foundation

Registered office: 1 Drummond Gate, Pimlico, London, SW1V 2QQ

Registered Charity number: Registered in England and Wales (1118162) 

Registered Company number: Registered in England and Wales (06058796)