Strategic Philanthropy

Ispahani Advisory’s strategic philanthropy services are provided in conjunction with Philanthropy Company, led by our expert Caroline Underwood OBE, and range from advising on first steps in the philanthropic marketplace to establishing and managing global programmes to achieve specified objectives.

We draw on Iraj Ispahani’s  experience of working with communities, the charitable sector and non governmental organisations. Shakespeare’s Globe, Seeing is Believing, UNICEF and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) are organisations Iraj has been committed to over the years. He also serves on the Standard Chartered Foundation as an Independent Trustee. The foundation tackles inequality and promotes economic inclusion for young people around the world.

An increasingly important part of the role of a business-owning or wealth-owning family is managing its philanthropic efforts. This may include agreeing objectives of all generations through family retreats and discussions, shaping the most effective giving structure such as the establishment of a foundation and advice on donating to charitable causes both in country and globally.