We speak to Jessica Harrison-Hall about her early interest in the study of China, the creative and logistical aspects of curating a show during the pandemic, and notable pieces to look out for in the exhibition.
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.
Oliver Mears talks to HFF about his path into the world of opera, his role as director during the Covid-19 pandemic, and how the Arts Council England’s recent funding cut will impact London’s opera scene.
Fionn Bishop speaks to us about her love of Physics and her time at CERN as the first P.C. Ho Fund scholar.
Natalia Sidlina talks to HFF about the Tate Modern’s Cezanne exhibition, walking in the artist’s footsteps, and the team she works with.
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 http://huofamilyfoundation.org.
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
Contract length: 6 months
To apply, please send a CV and cover letter (max. one side of A4) to email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or +447795097367.
We speak to two professors leading an HFF-funded project about their research and philanthropy’s role in mental health research.
Anja talks to us about her life as a musician, her support from Help Musicians, and how it feels to be back performing to live audiences.
We speak to Angelina about her time on Youth Communication’s writing course, why their work is so important to young people in the US, and her impact as a Trustee.
The Foundation is thrilled to continue to support the Royal Academy, the Royal Opera House, and Teach First, with a new grant to the British Museum.
Natasha McEnroe talks to HFF about her enthusiasm for medical history, the challenges of collecting contemporary objects, and the upcoming Science Museum exhibition Injecting Hope: The Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine
Barnaby Wright discusses the upcoming exhibition, the partnership that made it possible, and what makes Munch’s style so compelling.
Lennie and Paapa talk to us about their recent run, how they got into acting, and theatre’s role in the UK.
The Foundation is pleased to support five beneficiaries whose work continues to align with the Foundation’s mission with grants totalling over $1 million.
Russell Hobby talks about his passion for education and the work Teach First are doing to ensure all children, regardless of their background, receive a good education.
The Foundation talks to Professor Salganik about how technology is evolving, the nature of collaboration in research, and the importance of philanthropy.
We talk to Dr Serres about the upcoming exhibition, its challenges, its importance, and how to pronounce Van Gogh.
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.
Wendy Kopp is the CEO and co-Founder of Teach For All – a global network of 60 independent organisations working to ensure no child’s education is determined by their socio-economic background.
The Huo Family Foundation is delighted to announce three new grants to be given at the start of 2022. These grants will support the Foundation’s mission to champion education, communities, and the pursuit of knowledge.
Professor Walker discusses COVID-19, medical statistics, and the need for transparency in how medical data is used.
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.
Carmine Lauri, the co-leader of the London Symphony Orchestra’s First Violins, talks about his career, the impact of COVID-19 on performing artists, and philanthropy’s vital role in the sector’s recovery.
Stuart Bathurst Catholic High School’s Headteacher Bridget Morris and Teach First Achievement Partner, Tessa Thomas, talk about the Leading Together program, which has received funding from the Huo Family Foundation.
We talk with Roger about the role the Museum plays in influencing young scientists and HFF’s support of the ‘Our Future Planet’ exhibition.
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.
Janelle and Virginia discuss how their work enables young people in foster care in New York to speak more freely about their mental health; in doing so, they can produce curricula that encourages others to do the same.
We talk with Lauren about the need to tackle the inequity in access to green space and how to improve engagement with our local ecosystems.
Colin discusses the role of philanthropy in the Arts and the rich history of the Ashmolean’s gallery.
The Huo Family Foundation has awarded a $1 million grant to Teach for China (TFC), a non-profit dedicated to recruiting, training and placing teachers within under resourced schools in China.
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.
We discuss Professor Malim’s history in infectious diseases, alongside the critical role philanthropy has played in the fight against COVID-19.
Tomiko Hackett talks about her work within the Public Health system in New York and her time studying at Columbia as a Huo Scholar.
The Huo Family Foundation has confirmed funding for three new grants to ARK, Policy Exchange and Tate. The chosen recipients all complement the Foundation’s mission to support education, communities and the pursuit of knowledge.
We talk to Liz Tyler, the Managing Director of Ark Curriculum+ which runs the Mastery curriculum programmes for Ark schools.
Professor Longair discusses the Huo families historic link with Cambridge and the extraordinary work carried out by Cambridge’s physicists.
Professor Przybylski discusses the importance of transparency in the digital world, along with the importance of unbiased research when helping shape policy.
Péjú is Curator of the Young People’s Programme, a role which focuses on engaging with those not in formal education to enjoy the arts. This role is funded by the Huo Family Foundation.
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.
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.
We have shifted our priorities to respond to the COVID-19 crisis with speed and have now funded three multi-year grants totalling £3m. Recipients include research projects at the University of Oxford, King’s College and Imperial College…
Tackling climate change is a world priority. The first significant UK exhibition on the subject of carbon capture and storage will explore the latest techniques being developed for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to mitigate climate change…