Grace Foundation was incorporated in 2003 with a view to help develop schools with a Christian ethos. The charity originally operated alongside Grace Academy Trust which was a Multi Academy Trust. Grace Foundation were the original sponsors of an Ethos Team that was, and still is, integrated within three Grace Academy schools in Solihull, Coventry and Darlaston. The Charity is funded by Lord Edmiston and his business endeavours through IM Group.
In April 2019, Grace Academy Trust transferred the ownership of the three Grace Academies to Tove Learning Trust. At the same time, a decision was made to continue the sponsorship of the Ethos Teams via Grace Foundation and expand their work into new spheres of influence. This has enabled us to outwork our long-term dream to extend the impact of our Christian ethos way beyond the walls of Grace Academy into many more young people’s lives. We exist to transform young people’s lives through holistic education.