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Tubney Charitable Trust (U.K.) (1997–2012)

Total Assets (endowment): £500,000[1]

Total Assets (as of 2001 spend-down decision): £50,000,000

Total Giving: £65,000,000[2]

Prominent Grants: Prominent grant recipients include the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, Help the Hospices, and the University of Bristol.

Prominent Reports: Giving Our All: Reflections of a Spend Out Charity

Summary: The Tubney Charitable Trust was established by Miles and Briony Blackwell in 1992. The purpose of the foundation was to support activities that have a long term, sustainable, positive impact on the biodiversity of the UK and on the welfare of farmed animals both in the UK and internationally.

Following the untimely death of its founders in 2001, the Trust received an additional £50 million from their estate. Shortly thereafter, the board made the decision to spend-down on a 10-year timeline. In 2012, the Trustees transferred the Trust’s minimal remaining assets to the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts (RSWT) and The Tubney Charitable Trust’s office closed. The Trust distributed nearly £65 million during its lifetime.