The Perivoli Trust is a U.K. domiciled family trust with a philanthropic focus. Its Trustees are James Alexandroff OBE and Barry McCorkell.
The Perivoli Trust owns a portfolio of investment assets in real estate, public and private equities and collectibles.
The Trust has owned from the outset a stake in Arisaig Partners, an emerging market focussed investment management firm headquartered in Singapore.
The Trust’s real estate assets include two houses for holiday rent in Italy, the Perivoli Lagoon House in the Walker Bay Conservancy near Stanford, Hermanus in South Africa and the African Villa at the Okonjima Conservancy in Namibia. All profits from the Lagoon House and the African Villa go to conserving local flora and fauna.
The Perivoli Schools Trust was established in 2012 with its aim being to help address the challenges faced by nursery school teachers in Sub-Saharan Africa. Over 22,000 nursery school teachers across six countries have attended its two year training programme so far, with 200,000 being the ultimate target.
In 2016 Perivoli Innovations, a Jersey based purpose trust, was settled to invest in early stage Life Science, MedTech, ClimateTech, Digital and other new technology companies in the U.K. and Africa with a positive societal impact. Its four areas of focus are climate change, health, social inclusion and productivity enhancement.
The Perivoli Africa Research Centre (PARC) was established at the University of Bristol in 2019 with a gift from the Trustee of the Perivoli Trust. It aims to foster more balanced partnerships between research institutions in the U.K. and Africa.
The Perivoli Climate Trust, established in 2020, supports research into climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies with an Africa focus and is implementing a “carbon farming” initiative in Namibia.
The Perivoli Foundation, a UK charity which was settled in 2020, supports the Perivoli Schools Trust, the Perivoli Climate Trust and the the Perivoli Africa Research Centre as well as a number of founder-led charities.
All investment gains enjoyed by Perivoli Innovations which are not reinvested are gifted to the Perivoli Foundation.