IFoA Foundation


The IFoA Foundation is the independent grant giving charity of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

We are fundraising to pursue our mission of ‘actuaries supporting others’, empowering the profession to have an even greater positive impact on society.

Our first impact report demonstrates how far the foundation has come since its launch in 2020. It shares stories from beneficiaries and highlights our ambitions for the future.

We have supported over 250 aspiring actuaries to join our vibrant global community. We have awarded over 100 prizes for excellence in actuarial exams and research. And we’ve reached 10,000 young people across the UK through exciting initiatives promoting maths, actuarial careers, and financial education.

It is only possible for us to deliver our charitable activities thanks to the generosity of the supporters who donate to our cause. Without your support, it would not be possible to achieve this positive global impact.

Please support our mission and make a donation today via Just Giving.

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IFoA Foundation Impact Report 2022

IFoA Foundation Impact Report 2022

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“It is pleasing to see the reach of impact the IFoA Foundation is having across the UK and the globe. Its work has exceeded borders and reached across continents. It has rewarded the most hardworking and gifted actuarial science students and supported those in financial need with a funded pathway into the profession.”

Kartina Tahir-Thomson, former Chair of the IFoA Foundation


We have 3 objectives: supporting our community, rewarding excellence, and addressing future challenges.

1. Supporting our community

Giving support and opportunity to actuaries and future actuaries from all backgrounds and across the globe.

2. Rewarding excellence

Providing recognition, prizes, and awards for excellence in actuarial exams and academic research.

3. Addressing future challenges

Providing opportunities and role models to young people and a future generation of actuaries through grassroots education projects. These projects encourage the study of maths and financial education.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion

The promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the actuarial profession underpins all our charitable activities.

About the IFoA Foundation

The IFoA Foundation is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation, registered with the Scottish Charity Regulator with reference SCO49518.


We are governed by a trustee board made up of IFoA volunteers and members from the IFoA executive. The current trustees are:

  • Masimba Zata (volunteer), Chair of Trustees
  • Chantal Bond (volunteer), Vice Chair
  • Simon Dudley (volunteer)
  • Hemal Naran (volunteer)
  • Sunil Sharma (volunteer)
  • David Burch (IFoA executive)

Read the trustee biographies (PDF, 292 KB)


We also have a small staff team: Lindsey Berthoud, Director, Holly Atkinson, Grants Manager, and Kenneth Bogle, IFoA Research and Knowledge Assistant.

Contact us: foundation@actuaries.org.uk

The IFoA Foundation operates a privacy policy (PDF, 53 KB)

“Supporting the IFoA Foundation is one way we demonstrate our commitment to diversifying the future actuarial workforce through education grants and mentoring programmes. This also forms an integral part of our CSR agenda. It enables us to connect with and raise the aspirations of school pupils struggling with maths on our doorstep in London. With the IFoA Foundation, we can help to make maths relevant, accessible, and fun.”

Jules Constantinou, Regional Manager, Gen Re Life UK

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