WHAT IS THE ARTHUR GUINNESS FUND?
Through The Arthur Guinness Fund we identify and support emerging social entrepreneurs across the markets where Guinness operates. Our funding enables them to develop and grow their projects, so they have the resources they need to make a difference to communities and people's lives.
At GUINNESS, we passionately believe that the more you put in, the more you get out. This is reflected throughout the GUINNESS brand's heritage that started with one man, Arthur Guinness. As a business we're constantly striving for ways to do more, so we established The Arthur Guinness Fund to honour and continue Arthur's legacy.
The legacy of Arthur Guinness
Arthur Guinness had an approach to life and positive social progress that has rippled through communities for over 250 years. He and his family have been responsible for some of the most profound acts of corporate philanthropy in Irish history, creating a legacy of goodness that continues in our company throughout the world today.
The Arthur Guinness Fund is privileged to support many social entrepreneurs, people with a business head and a social heart, who are committed to finding innovative solutions to address the social problems they see in their world. There are a huge variety of challenges that we believe can be addressed with the right approach and the right support.
We're committed to working with world class partner organisations like Ashoka, Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, British Council Indonesia and Virgin Unite, to provide support to people who have the drive, determination and skills required to effect genuine change.
As an enlightened entrepreneur, Arthur Guinness had the vision to improve the communities and lives of the citizens where GUINNESS was sold around the world. He and his descendants took his products, his values, social philosophy and most importantly his business acumen to the far reaches of the world. They were pioneers, setting global standards in terms of developing a sustainable business that gives back to the community and society it comes from.
The Arthur Guinness Fund is an INTERNAL FUND created by Guinness & Co. The fund is NOT a separate charity, but its monies are held separately by Guinness & Co. and will be independently audited.