FOUNDATION ROLE & PURPOSE
The Snowline Foundation is the charitable body of the Snowline Consultancy and invites, directs and channels philanthropic investments and donations by individuals and corporations. We connect people with time and resources with people in need. The Snowline Fellowship Network facilitates the collaboration of philanthropists internationally.
We channel, oversee and quality assure Snowline Scholarship Grants to individuals in Nepal generated through Snowline Journeys and donations.
Snowline scholarships provide life-changing educational opportunities for young people in Nepal, leverage them out of poverty and social stigma, and empower & enable them to lead socially and economically successful lives.
Philanthropy today holds new exciting potential as we have access to more tools, capital and proven strategies to confront society’s greatest challenges. In collaboration with our in-country partners, we inspire and realise a new positive vision, reducing poverty and social inequality, by maximising and amplifying the impact of individuals and investments.
This is an exciting time to be active in philanthropy.
Get in touch if you would like to find out how you can contribute and/or get involved.
Snowline Foundation Chair
Vikram is the co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer of Infomentum, helping businesses to embrace technology and to survive and thrive in the face of digital disruption.
Vikram has worked with the Prince's Trust, Barclay’s Bank, Balfour Beaty, Npower, Cancer Research UK, Hays, EUMETSAT, Inmarsat, BAE Systems, Directgov and the Departments of Health, and Work & Pensions and facilitated their digital transformational journeys.
Katherine Klinger is the founder of 'Second Generation Trust', a charity specialising in understanding & researching generational transmission of trauma post-genocide. She produced ground-breaking conferences in London, Berlin and Vienna, ran the Holocaust education programme at the Wiener Library, London, and helped set up the first Joint European Masters Degree in Comparative Genocide at Kingston University. Katherine has taken part in two Snowline journeys to the Himalayas.
Former director of Impact & Innovation at the HuffPost and a member of the senior leadership team. Former executive editor of the Guardian and chairman and editorial director of the Guardian Sustainable Business website. Jo develops long-term editorial projects that focus on social, environmental and economic justice.
Special Advisor to the Board
Former Chairman of the Diageo Foundation throughout its 25-year history during which the Foundation initiated more that 450 major projects in 77 countries. Geoffrey personally led a variety of UK and global CSR and Corporate Citizenship Initiatives.
Daniel is a solicitor by profession and currently acts as senior advisor to a leading European Private Equity fund with strong charity involvement. He is a an experienced adviser to boards of several hospitality and real estate businesses with a focus on creating joint ventures and growing Private Equity backed ventures. Outside of his professional life, Daniel is an active supporter of human rights work, mentor, keen mountaineer and avid cold-water swimmer. Daniel has lived in Germany and Israel, before settling in London, where he is married with two children.
Ranked top global NGO 2018 by NGO Advisor, BRAC is the largest non-governmental development organisation in the world, with projects in 14 countries, empowering and changing the lives of millions of people each year through disaster relief, economic development, public health and educational programmes, helping underserved and disenfranchised people gain greater access to resources, decisions and actions, with the aim to reduce and eradicate poverty.
THE RANK FOUNDATION
The Rank Foundation’s mission is to improve the lives of young people across the UK. The Foundation invests in people and organisations, and supports a variety of projects including ‘Time To Shine’, which helps young people setting out on their chosen career path.
CHANCE FOR CHANGE
Chance For Change runs life-changing programmes for disadvantaged young people in Malawi who are in conflict with the law or threatened by sexual exploitation/trafficking. Through innovative and highly successful personal development programmes C4C helps them to regain confidence and provides skills, education & vocational training for their successful and independent future.
The Snowline Foundation works closely with its Snowline Partner Organisations BRAC, CHANCE FOR CHANGE and THE RANK FOUNDATION whose in-depth and long-standing experience in national and international development work changes the lives of thousands of people each year. Our partners are key to directing the Snowline Foundation's impact.
Mountaineer, Writer and Lecturer with a reputation as an outstanding motivational speaker for young people and businesses. He has been awarded the Founder’s Medal of The Royal Geographical Society, a CBE and Knighthood.
Specialist in sustainable tourism; Conservation of Heritage Sites in Nepal, Honorary Consul of New Zealand for Nepal.
Businessman and Philanthropist. The Souter Charitable Trust assists projects for the relief of human suffering.
President of Dwarika Hotels & Resorts, President for the National Heritage Society, Honorary Consul General of Spain for Nepal.