What we do

Community Foundations support local projects on a range of issues, such as poverty alleviation; emergency crisis response; and youth engagement. For example, nationally they have provided communities with a huge amount of support in the aftermath of last year’s floods.

The network of accredited Community Foundations gives grants totalling over £98.3 million annually. This makes us one of the UK’s largest grant-giving organisations. But the need is growing and so must we.

Who we are

The network consists of 46 Community Foundations who cover the whole of the United Kingdom and have an unparalleled reach into local communities. Each Community Foundation has an in depth understanding of their local area, what the priority needs are and how best to address these issues. They are able to direct donors to fund causes that they are not only passionate about but that will make the most difference.

Community Foundations are the only way for local people to give right to the heart of their communities wherever they live across Britain. They address the widest possible range of issues and intervene in the hardest to reach communities.