The Trust was founded in 1951 by banker Philip Fleming, the PF Charitable Trust supports a whole range of charities from across Great Britain. Grants focus in the following areas:
- The advancement of health or the saving of lives. (this was there greatest area of giving)
- The advancement of the arts, culture, heritage or science.
- The advancement of education.
Core and revenue costs are supported, but salaries of staff members are not funded. Last year they awarded over £2 million in grants, including many smaller grants