Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation

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The Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation is a large Zionist family foundation based in the UK named for Maurice Wohl who died in 2007. It is closely associated with the Maurice and Vivienne Wohl Philanthropic Foundation.

According to an account written in 2011:

David Latchman, is a trustee of both foundations, chairman of the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation and Master of Birkbeck College, University of London. The founder of the two family foundations was the property developer, Maurice Wohl CBE. The charitable foundation was originally established by Maurice Wohl in 1965, and the philanthropic foundation created by Maurice and Vivienne Wohl in 1998.
When Maurice Wohl died in 2007, aged 90, David Latchman, a close relative (his nephew) and a trustee for around 30 years, became Chair of the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation, thus ensuring ongoing family involvement. The two foundations operate in parallel, but in practice the former tends to fund projects in Israel, working closely with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, and the latter focuses more on the UK. A large legacy gift was given to the philanthropic foundation when the valuable modern art collection which Maurice and Vivienne Wohl had assembled over 40 years was sold by Christie’s in 2008. The foundations also inherited substantial funds from the Wohl estate. In 2010 the combined charitable expenditure of the two foundations was £4.7 million (£12.9 million the previous year due to some major large gifts), and that of the charitable foundation was £3.3 million. The combined net assets of the two foundations were over £138 million.[1]



Trustees of the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation. Correct as of 6 December 2023.[2]

Name Role Date of Appointment Other Trusteeships
David Latchman Chair 05 April 1985 Maurice and Vivienne Wohl Philanthropic Foundation
Ian Gainsford Trustee 11 October 2005 Maurice and Vivienne Wohl Philanthropic Foundation | Wolfson Family Charitable Trust
Daniel Dover Trustee 09 March 2005 Bluston Charitable Settlement | Apelt and Lazarus Charitable Trust | Schmidt-Bodner Charitable Trust | BDO Charitable Trust | Rosenblatt Family Charitable Trust
Martin Paisner Trustee 05 April 1995 Friends of the Israel Cancer Association | Rayman Hanbury Charitable Trust | Shaare Zedek UK | Phillips Family Charitable Trust | British Friends of Edith Wolfson Hospital | Lily and Marcus Sieff Charitable Trust | Teale Charitable Trust | Ohel Sarah UK | New Israel Fund | Maurice and Vivienne Wohl Philanthropic Foundation
Ella Latchman Trustee 05 April 1965 Latchman Family Charitable Trust


Selected donations 2021

JFS | Norwood | Community Security Trust | JPR | Pears Foundation/LSJS | Reshet | The Jerusalem Foundation | Youth Aliyah | Gesher School | Hasmonean MAT| JW3 - Gateways | Jewish Leadership Council-PaJeS | The Rabbi Sacks Legacy Trust | The Langdon Foundation | United Synagogue



  1. Cathy Pharoah with Charles Keidan and Jillian Gordon FAMILY FOUNDATION GIVING TRENDS 2011
  2. Trustees, Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation, Charity Commission. Retrieved via Internet Archive 12 December 2023.