Inspired by the Mako Group's cultural emphasis on the value of people, the Foundation's core purpose is to help people in need and their communities.
The Mako Foundation (registered charity number: 1187040) is a grant making organisation supporting a number of causes globally through fundraising events and activities. The Foundation's Trustees value employee engagement and staff input to help identify charities and causes to support.
One of the biggest fundraising events of the year is Dealing for Donations Day, where staff and members of the financial community are invited to support the Foundation's identified charity partners. The Mako Foundation currently supports WeSeeHope and The Selby Trust as its headline partners.
Dealing for Donations Day launched in 2002, partially inspired by WeSeeHope's 1010 challenge, as well as a desire to increase active participation in philanthropic efforts across the industry. The event has been, and continues to be, an overwhelming success. One day every year, we put on a great fundraising effort inviting members of the financial community to join us in supporting our headline charities. So far DfDD has raised over £4m.
Once a year, all Mako employees are invited to spend a full day volunteering for a local charity and offer hands on help. Not only does this benefit the charities themselves, but it also builds awareness of the work charities do within our local area and community.
Since 2008, Mako has volunteered at a local primary school, assisting with a reading programme run by Inspire!, a charity based in the London Borough of Hackney. Our volunteers help young children improve their reading skills and develop their self-confidence.
Click below to watch the video.