The Huo Family Foundation has Awarded Funding for Three New Grants

January 2021

Huo Family Foundation Three New Grants for the Arts
Emily Speed: A Parade of Architectural Commas, 2017 (performance still)

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.

A donation of £260,000 has been awarded to ARK to continue its Science Mastery programme which was disrupted due to COVID-19. This is a continuation of the relationship from a previous grant and will allow them to extend the pilot into Year 4. Ark aims to use evidence-based research in science education.

A £100,000 grant has been given to Policy Exchange to support its 2021 Education programme. Policy Exchange is the UK’s leading think tank whose mission is to develop and promote new policy ideas that will deliver better public services, a stronger society and a more dynamic economy.

A further £125,000 has been given to Tate to sponsor five exhibitions across several of its sites across the UK. They are:

  • Paula Rego, Tate Britain;
  • Auguste Rodin, Tate Modern;
  • Petrit Halilaj, Tate St Ives;
  • Emily Speed, Tate Liverpool;
  • Surrealism Beyond Borders, Tate Modern

Yan Huo, founder of The Huo Family Foundation, said: “The Foundation is delighted to award these new grants and play a role in supporting the arts, education and public policy.”

Further information


Ark is a charity that aims to transform children’s lives through education. Its network of 38 schools in the UK achieves great results for young people, and some of its schools are among the best in the country. The ventures that Ark develops and supports are tackling some of the most challenging problems facing young people, both in the UK and around the world. For more information:

Policy Exchange

Policy Exchange is the UK’s leading think tank. As an educational charity its mission is to develop and promote new policy ideas which deliver better public services, a stronger society and a more dynamic economy. Its research is independent and evidence-based and it shares its ideas with policy makers from all sides of the political spectrum. The research is strictly empirical and the organisation do not take commissions. This allows them to be completely independent and make workable policy recommendations. For more information:


Tate is an institution that houses, in a network of four art museums, the United Kingdom’s national collection of British art, and international modern and contemporary art. It promotes the public understanding and enjoyment of British, modern and contemporary art, championing the right to art for everyone. For more information: