Guiding Principle

The Foundation will invest in vulnerable communities that support the John Lewis business throughout the world to acquire the relevant skills required for meaningful employment.

General Information

About the John Lewis Foundation


The John Lewis Foundation exists to create a happier world where all young people can access meaningful employment. 


We will do this by investing in vulnerable children and young adults, providing education and skills for meaningful employment.


We are: 

  • Focused on vulnerable children and young adults living in the most disadvantaged communities 

  • Working with communities in the UK and overseas, where the John Lewis business operates and sources 

  • Maximising impact by investing in partnerships that catalyse innovative youth employment projects and help bring proven concepts to scale. 



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