April 2023

The Huo Family Foundation has confirmed funding for five grants furthering its mission to support education, communities, and the pursuit of knowledge. HFF continues to support education in China through renewed grants to Teach for China and Fudan University. It is also delighted to support three London theatres The Old Vic, Donmar Warehouse, and the National Theatre. 


December 2022

The Huo Family Foundation is delighted to announce three new grants to be awarded at the start of 2023 as it continues its support of the arts in London. The Foundation will be supporting exhibitions at Tate Modern, the Natural History Museum, and the National Gallery.

HFF is hiring: Programme Officer (6 month FTC)

September 2022

The Huo Family Foundation (HFF) is a grant-giving charity. Its mission is to support education, communities and the pursuit of knowledge. Its current areas of focus are education, neuroscience and psychology, and the arts. Since its inception in 2009, HFF has given over $55 million to support projects in the UK, US and China. More information about HFF can be found at

This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in a variety of different tasks supporting both the family and HFF in a professional and friendly environment, working with a small and close-knit team. The Foundation is at a very exciting time in its development, with the successful candidate playing a key role in shaping its giving going forward.



  • Interest in the non-profit sector, with a knowledge of the role of grant-giving within it
  • Highly organised, efficient and detail orientated
  • Confident, proactive and flexible
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Financially literate
  • Trustworthy and discreet
  • IT proficient, with good knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially Excel)


  • An understanding of scientific research and its processes
  • Experience using CRM software
  • Experience writing briefings and reports

Roles and Responsibilities

Working closely with the CEO and CFO, the intern’s duties will include (but not be limited to) –

  • Assessing the impact of historic and existing grants – meeting with grant recipients, gathering and analysing data, presenting reports for the Foundation’s stakeholders.
  • Maintaining the Foundation’s CRM, Optimy.
  • Writing copy for the Foundation website, including interviews for its ‘In Conversation With’ series.
  • Researching best practice within the charitable sector – identifying other organisations with similar missions, making recommendations regarding what HFF can learn from them
  • Helping to organise events
  • Identifying new funding opportunities which fit with HFF’s mission
  • Creating processes for effective working
  • Responsibilities will also involve work supporting the wider family office

Salary: £34,000

Contract length: 6 months

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter (max. one side of A4) to

If you have any questions about the role, please contact the same email.

If you would like to hear more, or have any questions about the role, contact Sam Wildsmith (outgoing Programme Officer) on or +447795097367.

The Pandemic, the Performing Arts and Philanthropy

December 2021

The Huo Family Foundation is proud to present a video showcasing the difficulties of those faced by those in the performing arts over the past 20 months and their thoughts on the future of the industry.

In Conversation With… Dr Wafaa El-Sadr, Columbia University Professor, director of ICAP and of the Center for Infectious Disease Epidemiologic Research

October 2021

Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, is a pioneer of infectious disease research and public health initiatives. She is the Director of ICAP at Columbia University, Columbia World Projects, and the Global Health Initiative at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University in New York, and has played an integral part in the city’s response to COVID-19.

The Huo Family Foundation donates over £2m to three recipients

The Huo Family Foundation has confirmed funding for three new grants to further the Foundation’s mission to support education, communities, and the pursuit of knowledge. The latest recipients are The Courtauld Institute, Fudan University, and the Oxford Internet Institute.

The Huo Family Foundation awards six new grants to support the Arts

April 2021

The Huo Family Foundation has given six new grants to support performing arts organisations in London, totalling £1 million. The pandemic has heavily impacted the performing arts sector and the funding will support both the artists and the institutions in which they work.

Understanding the immunity of recovered Covid-19 patients

October 2020

Two vital research programmes taking place at the University of Oxford may hold the key to understanding the immunity of recovered Covid-19 patients.
Thousands of lives could be saved by measuring the strength of the antibody response in those who have had the virus and how long their immunity may last for.

Understanding how to live with COVID-19 is essential until we have a vaccine

September 2020

In the global fight against the virus, gaining a better understanding of transmission and immune response and the effectiveness of testing is crucial. It’s the key that will enable our children to get back to school, people to return to work, and communities to rebuild safely. No single individual, country or organisation will be able to meet these challenges alone.