The Selfridges Group Foundation was set up by Chairman Emeritus of Selfridges Group, W. Galen Weston, to coordinate charitable and philanthropic activities within Selfridges Group. Selfridges Group consists of internationally known luxury department store retailers Brown Thomas and Arnotts in Ireland, Holt Renfrew in Canada, Selfridges in the UK and de Bijenkorf in the Netherlands. As part of its philanthropic work, the Selfridges Group Foundation provides funds through the Weston Brain Institute to support medical research into treatments for brain disorders in Ireland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.