Sigrid Rausing Trust

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The Sigrid Rausing Trust "was set up in 1995 by Sigrid Rausing. It was originally called the Ruben and Elisabeth Rausing Trust after her grandparents. It made its first grants in 1996 and, from the beginning, has taken a keen interest in work that promotes international human rights.

"In 2003 the Trust was renamed the Sigrid Rausing Trust to identify its work more closely with the aims and ideals of Sigrid Rausing herself. So far it has given away more than £85 million in grants." [1]


Accessed February 2010: [2]

Accessed August 2007: [3]

  • Sigrid Rausing
  • Joshua Mailman
  • Susan Hitch

Trust staff

Programme Officers

  • Joanna Ewart-James manages the Human Rights portfolio.
  • Jessica Horn - manages the Women’s Rights and Minority Rights portfolios.
  • Theodoros Chronopoulos - manages the Environmental Justice and Social & Economic Rights portfolios.
  • Major Grants Administrator & Finance Officer - Sheetal Patel - previously worked at the emergency healthcare organisation MERLIN, where her job involved travelling to various conflict zones to train staff and evaluate Merlin's financial systems.
  • Office Manager - Diana Clarke

Funded Groups 2006: Human Rights

Major Grants [4]



Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch


  1. About the Trust, Sigrid Rausing Trust, accessed August 16, 2007.
  2. Trustees, Sigrid Rausing Trust, accessed February 25, 2010.
  3. About the Trust, Sigrid Rausing Trust, accessed August 16, 2007.
  4. Funded Groups 2006: Human Rights, Sigrid Rausing Trust, accessed August 16, 2007.