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Supporting Research


We are the Mike Hudson Foundation, a small private fund making donations

to support UK scientific research into ways to solve some of the world's problems. We also support not-for-profit social markets.


Our foundation is a charitable donor advised fund operating under the auspices of Prism the Gift Fund, registered charity no. 1099682. We're Mike's vehicle for his charitable giving and funded by him.

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Mike's fund cogs


We will consider applications for funding of between £50k to £250k for research relevant to any of the following: Climate Change, Biodiversity, Political Science, Healthcare, AI Ethics. We will also consider providing donations and/or know-how to support social markets.


Applications to the Mike Hudson Foundation must be from UK charitable organisations such as universities. We are a small fund, and donations must be for specific, well-defined, referenceable projects that align with our interests. We're happy to co-fund with other organisations.


An entrepreneur in technology and new markets, Mike now uses his electronic marketplace expertise to help solve social problems and generate money for charity. He founded TestRAMP, a not-for-profit social market described as a "major contribution to PCR testing & genomic sequencing" during the Covid pandemic and donated its £2.4mn profits for charity. His businesses and nfp's are listed on LinkedIn.


He has supported research into dementia and zoonotic diseases as a major donor to Alzheimer's Society and ZSL conservation. 

Mike is a fellow of ZSL and adviser to the CEO. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and the RSA, and a member of the Association for the Advancement of AI and the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House).

Mike's fund lions
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