The City of foundations
Imagine an organisation that has been around for over 900 years, is responsible for two of the world’s most famous structures and yet has operated under the radar for centuries. City Bridge Foundation is an extraordinary and fascinating organisation, which many Londoners will have never heard of, but of which Londoners should be rightly proud.
City Bridge Foundation
Our charity, City Bridge Foundation is governed by a single trustee, the City of London Corporation, represented by the City Bridge Foundation Board.
City Bridge Foundation, was set up around 900 years ago for the maintenance of the old London Bridge. Through bridge tolls, rents, bequests and charitable donations, along with sensible investment and management, the fund has grown over the years.
City Bridge Foundation is made up of a diverse and talented team of staff, doing jobs which vary from being a Welcome Host at Tower Bridge to a Data Analyst in the Funding Team.
Our work encompasses the management and maintenance our five bridges – Tower, London, Southwark, Millennium and Blackfriars bridges – but since 1995 we have also used surplus funds to award grants to charitable organisations across Greater London, led by our Funding Team, and a Social Investment Fund.
We also administer the City of London Corporation’s Philanthropy Strategy, Central Grants Unit and Corporate Volunteering Programme. Many staff also support the work of City Bridge Foundation with roles in administration, communications, governance, finance and more.