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Impetus–PEF (Private Equity Foundation) is a charity comprised of members of the European private equity community. It is described as a 'pioneer of the venture philanthropy model in the UK'. It aims to 'support disadvantaged children and young people from cradle to career'.

Impetus-PEF manages the £135 million Education Endowment Foundation with the education charity The Sutton Trust.



Impetus-PEF is supported by individuals, corporations in the private equity business, as well as government departments.

A list of supporters is on its website (note some donors wish to remain anonymous).[2]

Education campaigns

  • Fair Education Alliance, member of. Launched in October 2014, FEA is a campaign with the aim of narrowing the achievement gap between young people from the poorest communities and their wealthier peers by 2022.


  1. Executive Team, Impetus-PEF website, accessed Oct 2016
  2. Our Supporters, Impetus-PEF website, accessed Oct 2016