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The Andrew Wainwright Reform Trust Heidi Bergemann
The Atlantic Philanthropies John Cleese
Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation Charles & Ann Cotton
The Charles E Chadwyck-Healey
Charitable Trust
David Elstein
The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation Jeremy Hardie
The Ford Foundation Judith Herrin & Anthony Barnett
Robert Gavron Charitable Trust Diego Hidalgo
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation John Jackson
The Marmot Trust Pamela Raspe & Hermann Hauser
The New World Foundation Nelly Munthe
The Open Trust Reinhard Hesse
The David & Elaine Potter Charitable Foundation Carl Djerassi
The Sigrid Rausing Trust    
Rockefeller Brothers Fund    
The Rockefeller Foundation    
The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust    
Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust    
The Scurrah Wainwright Charity    
The Tedworth Charitable Trust    
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The Joukowsky Family Foundation
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Alec Reed Foundation    
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