In 2012, J.P. Morgan Philanthropy commissioned NPC to review its grant-making programme in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). This review covered the 36 grants that were completed in 2011 and 2012, with a summary of the 79 grants currently active across the region.
We reviewed each grant, looking in particular at impact and sustainability. This report summarises the findings and profiles six organisations in more detail. It also provides a brief overview of all ongoing programmes in 2013. NPC also surveyed the grantees to evaluate J.P. Morgan’s performance as a funder and surveyed other organisations that welcomed volunteers from J.P. Morgan as part of the firm’s employee engagement programme.
Alongside employee volunteering, the report also highlights other types of non-financial support that J.P. Morgan contributes to its grantees. These results are presented at the end of the report.
The findings highlight that:
- Through the grants completed in 2011 and 2012, J.P. Morgan’s funding touched over 80,000 lives.
- 88% of grantees believe that J.P. Morgan’s grant has helped them to increase their impact as an organisation.
- After J.P. Morgan’s funding came to an end, 91% of the projects it supported have been sustained with the help of other grant-makers, statutory support or internal funding.
- 97% of the organisations that received support from J.P. Morgan volunteers found them to be helpful.
- The firm continued to expand the reach of its philanthropy programme in EMEA, with the number of countries covered rising from 10 in 2009 to 23 by 2012.
- In 2011, almost 1,500 staff from J.P. Morgan volunteered with 52 charities in eight different countries, more than twice the number of volunteers in 2010.
In addition, In Focus profiles two of the largest grants in the EMEA region approved between 2011 and 2012: Achieve Together and School Capacity & Innovation Programme (SCIP). Both of these programmes focus on the importance of education to a young person’s future. They are significant not only in terms of the size of J.P. Morgan’s investment, but also because of the innovative approaches they take to improving the quality of education provision and delivery in the UK and South Africa.