Make a donation

By donating to The John Burns Foundation you could help with getting reading dogs into educational settings, providing essential equipment for learning and upskilling projects and providing activities and transport for members of the community who might otherwise be socially excluded. Any amount you can spare helps us to tackle social isolation within the community.

If you would like to make a donation, please click below, or call 01554 890840 for other ways to donate.


We look for partners who are well aligned with our mission, to be socially responsible, and ethically principled. We aim to shape lives and encourage futures, build relationships, and support hard to reach groups with a focus on people and communities. If your company would like to help us by raising money, or spread the message about our charitable work, we would love to hear from you.

Working with external agencies allows to identify and develop projects where there is a specific need within communities. If you are interested in working with us in relation to any of the projects we currently run, or would like to work with us in any other capacity, please send an enquiry to


Leave a gift in your will

Legacy donations left by generous supporters help us to continue to make a difference to the lives of people and companion animals across the UK. These gifts ensure we can continue to provide meaningful experiences to those at risk of social isolation, support vulnerable groups and provide educational settings across Wales and Ireland with reading dogs to shape futures. Legacy donations could be vital to our work in the future, giving us opportunities to extend our reach to communities further afield.

We promise that whatever gift you are able to leave will be very gratefully received and put to use where it can have the greatest impact. We respect your privacy, and your enquiry will be handled with care and sensitivity at all times.

If you are interested in leaving a legacy donation, please contact 01554 890840 or send an enquiry to