Total Giving: £50,000,000
Prominent Grants: Primarily to support Jewish causes, including establishing the London School of Jewish Studies. Also worked on humanitarian causes, such as providing internet connections and satellite phones in Cambodia.
Summary: Sir Joseph Ellis Stone was an officer in the British army and a medical doctor, most notably to Prime Minister Harold Wilson. Upon his death in 1986, the Lord Stone Trust was founded. This was merged with the Lord Ashdown Charitable Settlement to form the Stone Ashdown Trust. The Trust primarily supported Jewish causes, including funding efforts to build partnerships between the Jewish and Muslim communities in Britain. In 2009 the Trust was closed following a structured five-year spend-down period.