About Us

Jersey Community Foundation is a registered Jersey charity, and is part of a network of over 1,800 community foundations operating across the globe. Like all community foundations, it serves as a platform for charitable giving, connecting donors with local causes and needs in Jersey. As a trusted expert in charitable giving with an understanding of Jersey’s greatest needs, JCF ensures that funds are effectively and efficiently managed and distributed according to donors' wishes via our specialist, bespoke donor service and due diligence procedures.

Since our establishment in 2020, we have distributed almost £5 million in support of 116 charitable organisations, 194 projects and over 150 individuals on behalf of businesses, government, foundations and individual donors.

In 2022, we commissioned a comprehensive Island wide needs analysis, which was conducted by PwC. This Needs Assessment research forms the basis for a strong, evidence-based approach for our future grant giving activity. The report provides tangible, relevant, recent data for us to bring to potential corporates and individuals who may be looking to redress the issues our Island faces.

In Jersey there are over 450 registered charities and over 1300 Not-For-Profit Organisations to choose from and it can be difficult to find the time and expertise to approach giving efficiently. We work in partnership with our donors to provide an expert service to ensure that their giving goes to worthwhile causes in the areas they are passionate about. Some of the benefits of our service include detailed due diligence checks on applicants, rigorous assessment of grant applications, strong knowledge of needs across Jersey, close monitoring of projects and the production of impact reports that drive continuous improvement in grant giving.

Understanding Need

At Jersey Community Foundation, we have a unique and in-depth understanding of local needs arising from:

  • A comprehensive island wide needs analysis that is maintained dynamically
  • Our unique oversight position that enables us to understand and evaluate a wide range of island charities and initiatives
  • A successful track record of assessing the impact of grants
  • Building a strong story around the impact of grants

If you would like to find out more about how we can support you with your charitable giving, please contact us at development@jerseycommunityfoundation.org.

Our Vision

To connect people who care with causes that matter.

Our Values

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Our Mission

We will be a trusted and effective grant-giver to local charities, voluntary and community groups. We will provide a deliver...

History of Jersey Community Foundation

Established in May 2020, the initial remit of the Jersey Community Foundation (JCF) was to distribute £2 million from Jersey Dormant Bank Accounts to assist charities supporting the community of Jersey during Covid-19 and its aftermath.

We are extremely grateful to the Government of Jersey who have generously supported the Foundation with funding from Dormant Bank Accounts.

What is a Community Foundation

Founded in the heart of local communities, each Community Foundation is unique, identifying local needs and mobilising local resources.

We work with donors, large and small, to make sure their gift has the greatest impact.

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Get in touch

If you would like to find out more about giving with the Jersey Community Foundation, please get in touch.

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