Connected Charities

Tate has three connected charities. These are independent and do not impact on Tate’s operating policies. They work closely with Tate and have the aim of helping Tate fulfil its mission for the public benefit. 

  • Tate Foundation (registered Charity number 1085314)

Tate Foundation was established in the 1980s and re-launched in 2006 as an advisory board and membership body.  Its primary aim is to support Tate’s growing need to fund acquisitions, exhibitions, learning, research, conservation and capital projects. Tate Foundation’s Chairman is Franck Petitgas.  [PDF, 86 Kb]

Tate Members was established in 1958 as Friends of the Tate Gallery to support the fulfilment of Tate’s charitable aims and objectives. In April 2016, the Tate Members charity merged with Tate Gallery to better serve its Members and give them greater prominence in Tate’s non-executive governance structure. The Tate Members charity will continue to exist while its assets, liabilities and undertakings are transferred to Tate Gallery. Once the remaining company and charity business is completed, the Tate Members charity will be officially closed.


The following are wholly owned subsidiaries of the Board through which Tate operates its highly successful trading activities: publishing, catering and retail. All profits go to support the work of Tate.