Connecting for Good is about combining Vodafone's charitable giving and technology to make a difference in the world.
Vodafone Foundation supports projects that use technology to deliver public benefit, through four core pillars of activity: Connected Learning, Connected Health, Connected Living, and Apps for Good.
The Vodafone Foundation is a UK registered charity (number 1089625), and allocates Vodafone Group Plc funds to projects around the world that are run in partnership with other charitable organisations & NGOs.
The Vodafone Foundations globally are the world’s largest corporate funding network. Vodafone Group Foundation sits at the centre of 27 local social investment programmes, referred to as the local foundations. Through a funding partnership with these local foundations, the Group Foundation invests in programmes that support communities in countries where Vodafone has commercial roots.
Vodafone Business Ventures
Vodafone Business Ventures is the social enterprise division of Vodafone Business, combining a focus on social purpose with our technological expertise to change lives for the better and empower those with less access to technological resources.
Ventures was founded by Vodafone Foundation to bring forward projects delivering significant public benefit to new audiences. All profits are channelled back into the Foundation, to help drive forward their work using technology to drive positive social change in the communities where Vodafone operates.
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Through this unique network of foundations, we are able to think and act locally and best respond to the specific needs of the communities in which Vodafone operates. Globally, we harness the power of communications technology to build and deliver long-term sustainable programmes that drive transformational change and support disaster response.
Board of Trustees
Chairman of The Vodafone Group Foundation
Maria Amparo Moraleda Martinez
Andrew Dunnett, Group Director for SDGs, Sustainable Business and Foundations
Andrew joined Vodafone as Director of the Vodafone Foundation in 2006, assuming the role of Group Director for SDGs, Sustainable Business and Foundations in 2019. Andrew leads Vodafone’s global response to the Sustainable Development Goals, taking responsibility for the company’s sustainable business function in addition to the Vodafone Foundations programme. Andrew was previously an adviser to the Sustainable Development unit at the UK Department of Trade and Industry with specific responsibility for the CSR Academy, the lead initiative of the DTI’s CSR programme. Andrew has fifteen years’ experience in corporate responsibility, community investment and public affairs, including advising organisations such as BTEC, the BBC and the Commission for Racial Equality. Andrew is a Trustee of the M-Pesa Foundation (Kenya), a Board member of the M-Health Alliance (USA) and a member of the UK Government's Longitude Committee
The Vodafone Foundation is committed to the highest standards of ethical conduct in the delivery of our programmes.
Our staff and delivery partners are expected to abide by the following principles:
We will work actively to protect children, vulnerable adults and other beneficiaries from harm
We will not use charitable funds for corrupt or fraudulent purposes
We will not use charitable funds to bring commercial benefit to Vodafone
We will respect the communities in which we operate
We will comply with all applicable local law
If you witness unethical conduct linked to any Vodafone Foundation programme, we ask that you report this to us so that we may take appropriate action. Any reports of wrongdoing on the part of staff or delivery partners will be taken seriously and will be investigated fully.
You can report, in confidence, via the following email address: [email protected]