On the 17th of March 1967, David Sainsbury established the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, writing out a cheque for five pounds as an initial gift. Lord Sainsbury has since given more than one billion pounds to Gatsby to distribute to charitable causes.
Across 50 years, Gatsby has contributed to numerous remarkable successes, but has also experienced several disappointments. To mark our anniversary, David Sainsbury commissioned author Georgina Ferry to write a book to celebrate those successes, explore those disappointments, and reflect on what we could learn about how charitable giving can improve the world by taking on daunting social, economic and scientific challenges.
'A Better World Is Possible - The Gatsby Charitable Foundation and Social Progress' was published in September 2017.
David Sainsbury's hope is that this book will encourage, inspire and help others to use their charitable giving to try to make the world a better place.