Social Impact

Empowering Communities Through The Wimbledon Foundation

We helped the Wimbledon Foundation refine its strategy and develop an impact measurement framework for local grant-giving

The Wimbledon Foundation is the charity of the All England Lawn Tennis Club and The Championships, dedicated to championing opportunities for all. Half of its grant allocation goes to local initiatives in the London boroughs of Merton and Wandsworth aimed at strengthening and supporting the community.

The Wimbledon Foundation has really benefitted from the insights, expertise, and recommendations provided by Oliver Wyman. The team worked collaboratively with us to review our strategy and build a new impact measurement framework, which will make a significant difference to how we measure and evidence our work
Paige Murphy, Head, Wimbledon Foundation

The Wimbledon Foundation engaged Oliver Wyman in a seven-week project to assist with three initiatives: The first was to act as a critical friend to the foundation, helping it refine its strategy and decision-making framework. The second initiative involved developing a framework for measuring the impact of local grants, utilizing partner organizations’ expertise and previous Oliver Wyman project experience. Lastly, Oliver Wyman created metrics and tools for monitoring the effectiveness of local grant-giving.

Undertaking this work for the Wimbledon Foundation highlighted how Oliver Wyman can utilize our resources to facilitate meaningful change in communities, and empower charities to grow and strengthen. Our expertise helped guide the Wimbledon Foundation towards a unified approach for impact measurement, and hence an emboldened strategy for supporting its local community
Tony Simpson, Partner, Oliver Wyman

Oliver Wyman provided recommendations to improve the Wimbledon Foundation’ s strategy, helping the organization determine the necessary steps to becoming a leading local grant-giver. During the second workblock, Oliver Wyman ensured the impact measurement framework and underlying metrics were strategically aligned with the foundation’s goals and mission, making progress easily trackable. Additionally, the Oliver Wyman team developed plans for implementation and recipient engagement, ensuring the new framework could be integrated within the organization. Overall, Oliver Wyman’s work helped ensure full alignment of the strategy, impact measurement, and the foundation’s mission of championing opportunities for all.