What is a Community Foundation

Community Foundations bring together philanthropists with dynamic local organisations who need funding and other resources.

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. This distinctive and personalised approach to philanthropy means many different kinds of donors use community foundations to manage their funds including individuals, companies, charitable trusts and government agencies.

The Community Foundation movement started in Ohio, USA in 1914 and was based on the concept of “local help for local needs.” Today there are 1,440 independent Community Foundations in over 50 countries across the globe.

UK Community Foundations is the national network linking, promoting and supporting community foundations throughout England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and the Jersey Community Foundation is working towards achieving accreditation with UK Community Foundations.

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