Trusts and foundations

Join us at an exciting point in our trajectory to reach one million children from underserved backgrounds by 2026. Your support is essential to reaching our goals. 

To find out more about how you could support us, please contact our Head of Development, Keya Lamba
foundationteam@economist.com

Our programme has a global reach

Hear from some of our students and teachers around the world about the impact Topical Talk has had on them.

"There is one student who struggles academically – but when it comes to Topical Talk he comes to life!"

TEACHER, UNITED KINGDOM

Hear from some of our funders

FUNDER CASE STUDY

The Eranda Rothschild Foundation is our founding funder. They have supported us from working with 180 children in 2013 to over 135,000 children today. Their ongoing support has allowed us to invest in our team capacity, grow our reach and have a widespread impact on children’s essential skills.

The Eranda Rothschild Foundation logo, accompanied by a picture of Sir Evelyn de Rothschild handing an award to a 10 year old student at an awards ceremony

FUNDER CASE STUDY

The Portal Trust supports us to run the Topical Talk Festival. It allows schools in London boroughs to join online conversations with peers from all over the world and discuss and debate different news stories. 

“We’re proud to support The Economist Educational Foundation to provide young people with the resources needed to engage with the news in school. It’s great to see all the work they’re doing to teach the next generation how to challenge misinformation and navigate polarised debates.”

Communications Officer, The Portal Trust

Portal Trust logo with a collage of photos featuring children in the classroom

"This programme has brought some much needed energy back into my teaching game! I absolutely love it! Thank you for this opportunity."

TEACHER, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Get in touch

To find out more about how you could support us, please contact our Head of Development, Keya Lamba
foundationteam@economist.com