The Rowntree family/society

Nearly a hundred years after his death, Joseph Rowntree’s unique legacy continues to impact in countless ways on our 21st century society.

The work and achievements of Joseph Rowntree and other members of his family are extraordinarily rich and varied. Chocolate entrepreneurs, philanthropists, social reformers, Quakers, liberals: guarding and promoting the narrative history of the Rowntree family is the task set for itself by The Rowntree Society.

The Society, an independent charity, is separate from all the Rowntree Trusts although each makes a financial contribution to aid the society’s work.

Find out more about The Rowntree Society.