NEW THINKING AND FUNDING ON SOCIAL MOBILITY IN SCOTLAND
The Catalyst for Impact Fund has been established by Donald Porteous, a Scot who had a successful career Trading Oil in London and Chicago. He comes to philanthropy with an entrepreneurial view, prepared to take risks and invest in new ideas which will be a catalyst for impact in Scotland.
He aims to back select charities for multiple years to allow leaders to deliver and not be distracted by annual funding rounds, favours innovation and new thinking to social challenges in the pursuit of solutions that hopefully become self-sustaining over the longer term.
Donald has appointed Andrew and Allan Muirhead of Muirhead Advisory to manage the Fund and provide crucial support and advice. Muirhead Advisory has supported philanthropists in many parts of the world to maximise social impact, it will work closely with Fund Partners to support their ambitious plans.