About us

Since its founding fifty years ago, the Eranda Rothschild Foundation has made donations totalling more than £74 million to a wide range of charities.


Sir Evelyn de Rothschild established the Foundation in 1967 and called it ERANDA. The name had been created by his father, Anthony de Rothschild, when he wrote to his three children who had been evacuated to America during the Second World War. It is an acronym of Evelyn, Renée and Anne and had great personal significance  for each sibling.

The Rothschilds & philanthropy

The Rothschild Family has a long history of charitable giving dating back to the early 1800s and many members of the extensive family have established charitable foundations supporting a variety of causes.

The tradition of philanthropy was taken up by Sir Evelyn de Rothschild in 1967 and he believes that family success is not measured merely by profit, but that impact on society matters too. Sir Evelyn's guiding principle in all his charitable activities is that 'Charity is a business' and that the same personal dedication, professionalism and attention to detail is as important in this realm as in the business arena.


  • Sir Evelyn de Rothschild
  • Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild
  • Mr Anthony de Rothschild
  • Ms Jessica de Rothschild
  • Sir John Peace
  • Mr Ben Elliot

Privacy and Data Protection Policy


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Protecting your privacy

A new set of data protection regulations (General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR) come into effect from 25 May 2018. We have reviewed our data collection processes and have updated our Privacy and Data Protection Policy to reflect the new law.

Your privacy is important to us and we are committed to safeguarding the personal information you provide to us and to protecting your privacy, as well as clearly stating how that information is used to deliver a service to you. The purpose of this privacy statement is to assist you in understanding how we use personal information and the choices you can make about how your personal information is used. 

Where we hold your information, we will notify you, by email, of any amendments to this privacy statement and provide you with details of what to do next. 

You may, at any time, request a copy of the personal information we hold on you, free of charge. To do this, please contact us via email at We will aim to respond within three working days and provide the information within 28 days.

Under the Data Protection Act individuals and organisations that process personal information need to register with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), unless they are exempt. The Eranda Rothschild Foundation is classified as an exempt charity and is not required to register as a data controller or processor.

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