The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation was founded by The Prince of Wales in 1979. Sales of 'Waitrose Duchy Organic' products provide a donation to the Charitable Foundation. Furthermore, profits from the sale of Highgrove products, and from tours of the Gardens at Highgrove, are donated to the Charitable Foundation.
The work of the Charitable Foundation is two-fold:
- A grant making body that supports a wide range of causes , the primary areas of interest being the built environment, responsible business and enterprise, young people and education, and global sustainability.
- An incubator for initiatives and projects that fall within the Charitable Foundation’s primary areas of interest, mentioned above, such as the International Sustainability Unit and Accounting for Sustainability.