Thirty years ago, from humble beginnings, ice-cream makers Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield established ‘Ben & Jerry’s’ - a company that would go on to create some of the world’s best loved, tastiest ice-creams. In 1985 the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation was created, with a commitment to donating 7 ½% of the company’s annual pre-tax profits to philanthropy. The Foundation’s purpose was to distribute these profits to causes that further social justice, protect the environment and support sustainable food systems. Today, the foundation awards c.$1.8m annually to causes across Vermont and the USA, and it's all run by the company employees. Ben &...

Sign up for our monthly newsletter today

Recent awards