In 1904 Joseph Rowntree established three trusts bearing his name. His aim of a fair, democratic and peaceful society is taken forward by our work today.
Young girls playing on a street.

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation's purpose is to inspire social change. The JRF is an endowed foundation funding a UK-wide research and development programme.

Protesters outside the Houses of Parliament.

The Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust Ltd. aims to correct imbalances of political power, strengthening the hands of individuals and organisations striving for reform.

Multi-racial hands linked together.

The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust makes grants to promote peace, equality and accountability.

Family of four walking out of the Folk Hall in New Earswick, York.

The Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust's purpose is to inspire and demonstrate social justice. JRHT is a registered housing association and provider of care services managing around 2500 homes.

Find out more about the lifetimes and legacy of the Rowntree family at the Rowntree Society website.