About the Foundation

The Clore Foundation was founded in 1964 by the late Sir Charles Clore, one of Britain's most successful post-war businessmen and one of the most generous philanthropists of his day.

Sir Charles was born in Whitechapel, the son of Jewish immigrants from Riga. In the 1950s he was the pioneer of company takeovers, becoming a household name in Britain and beyond.

After Sir Charles' death in 1979, his daughter, Vivien Duffield, assumed the Chairmanship of the Foundation and created her own Foundation in 1987 with the aim of continuing and consolidating her family's history of philanthropy. The two Foundations were merged in 2000 to become the Clore Duffield Foundation. Vivien Duffield was awarded a CBE in 1989 and a DBE in 2000.

The Foundation has distributed more than £50 million to charitable purposes over the past decade.

Dame Vivien Duffield DBE, Chairman
Melanie Clore
James Harding
David Harrel
Richard Oldfield
Jeremy Sandelson

Sally Bacon, Executive Director
James Middleton, Office Manager

Sue Horner MBE    Clore Poetry & Literature Awards
Patricia Lankester  Cultural Learning
Gillian Wolfe CBE   Museum/gallery/heritage learning spaces

Singing in the Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre
Courtsey Southbank Centre © Belinda Lawley (conf.)
Singing in the Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre
Courtsey Southbank Centre © Belinda Lawley (conf.)

Tel:     +44 (0)20 7351 6061
Fax:    +44 (0)20 7351 5308
Email: info@cloreduffield.org.uk

The Clore Duffield Foundation
Studio 3 Chelsea Manor Studios,
Flood Street, London SW3 5SR

Every effort has been made to seek permission for the use of images on this website, which include images from Space for Learning, 2015; from the Clore Performing Arts Awards publication, 2011; and from the Artworks Awards, 2000-2004. The Clore Duffield Foundation would like to thank all those who have kindly given permission for the use of images.