Founded in 1979 and incorporated in 2008, The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation trading as The Prince of Wales's Charitable Fund (PWCF) supports the charitable work of His Royal Highness Charles Philip Arthur George Prince of Wales.
The Charitable Fund has two social enterprise trading subsidiaries, Duchy Originals Limited and AG Carrick Limited. In addition to this, PWCF has two charitable subsidiaries, The Prince of Wales’s Foundation Romania and The Prince's Countryside Fund. Both in turn have their respective trading entities, Ecologic Transilvania SRL and Countryside Fund Trading Limited.
The work of the Charitable Fund is two-fold:
- A grant making charity 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 projects that fall within the Charitable Fund's primary areas of interest, mentioned above, such as Accounting for Sustainability.
Sales of 'Waitrose Duchy Organic' products provide a donation to the Charitable Fund. Additionally, profits from the sale of Highgrove products, and from tours of the Gardens at Highgrove, are donated to PWCF. Further information on the activities of the companies within the PWCF group are available on the subsidiaries page