The AIM Foundation is a grant-making family foundation based in the UK. We balance our funding between providing the direct support needed right now – especially in the area of our family roots, East Anglia – and addressing the underlying causes. All our grants seek to promote wellbeing.
Our current strategy focuses upon these four areas:
Nutrition for Health and Wellbeing: Increasing the understanding of nutrition and its importance for health amongst health practitioners.
Early Years: Improving the emotional and social development of young children from vulnerable families.
Young People: Improving their life chances, especially around the transition from school to employment, and their emotional and mental well-being.
Environment: We have signed up to the Funder Commitment on Climate Change. Initially our grants will be focussed on restoring and protecting UK Rivers and Coastal Waters and Global Oceans and Coastal Waters.
In 2020/21, we awarded grants worth £722,228. Our funds derive from the endowment set up with proceeds from the sale of a family business, Trebor, in 1989. We are in the process of aligning our investments with the charity’s mission. Since 2006, The AIM Foundation has wholly owned Cytoplan, a company producing food-based, bio-effective supplements. A share of the company’s profits funds our Nutrition for Health and Wellbeing grants.